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Expensive Watch Thief

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town

There wasn’t much drama to this expensive watch heist which took place on March 12, inside a ritzy jewelry store on Madison Avenue. According to police, the perp walked into the store and asked a 35-year-old female employee, “Can I see that?” referring to a watch that was in a case and behind glass. The [&hellip
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Minetta Street Tenement to be One-Family Mansion

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

mansion_1_ma Activists lament mounting development in S. Village By Alan Krawitz The yellow tenement at 9 Minetta Street, with a dubious history of suspected illegal hotel use, located within the proposed South Village Historic District, is on track for conversion from a 20-unit building to a 5,000 square foot, one-family mansion, according to information from the [&hellip
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Alternatives to the Emergency Room

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

Walk-in, specialty care options gaining momentum with city residents Access to quality healthcare in the city, as in the nation, has long been a pressing issue thanks in part to overburdened emergency rooms and financially-strapped hospitals. Most recently, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on access to healthcare downtown as it knocked out both NYU Langone Medical [&hellip
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End of a Dance Era Downtown

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Lafayette Bar and Grill follows its dearly departed owner into oblivion With the recent passing of restaurateur Dino Bakakos, the former proprietor of the now-defunct Lafayette Bar and Grill in Tribeca, many in the dance and performing arts community worry that the climate for live performance downtown may be forever changed. Bakakos, 63, who passed [&hellip
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Organizing the Chaos, Post-9/11

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

02_OTDTSliderThurs Union worker leads NYC memorial ride to honor first responders, returning vets   Most New Yorkers have vivid recollections of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But for Gregg Nolan, then a foreman with Local 15 of the International Union of Operating Engineers, the images of working down at Ground Zero are indelibly etched [&hellip
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Officials raise concerns over unlikely stolen city property—manhole covers

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Man hole38 Place yourself on a city stoop during a recent smoldering summer evening. Perhaps you are taking your mind off of the heat with a book or cool glass of wine, when you notice a white, windowless van screeching past. Maybe you see two men, wearing what look like uniforms, park and get out of the [&hellip
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When Times Get Tough, the Tough Get Rolling

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Man hole38 Officials raise concerns over unlikely stolen city property—manhole covers Place yourself on a city stoop during a recent smoldering summer evening. Perhaps you are taking your mind off of the heat with a book or cool glass of wine, when you notice a white, windowless van screeching past. Maybe you see two men, wearing what [&hellip
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Imagining Greenwich Village in 2031

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

James KelleherIMG_9441 Residents, politicians, activists envision impact of NYU’s long-term expansion plan New York University scored a key victory last week as the City Council approved a slightly scaled back version of the school’s controversial 2031 expansion plan. While the project was pared down, it will still add close to 6 million square feet of academic space [&hellip
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Senator Tom Duane Opens Up on Leaving Albany

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Politics

Supported tenant’s rights, LGBT issues for more than 20 years New York State Sen. Tom Duane surprised both political insiders and constituents alike last month when he announced he would not be running for re-election after representing a district that stretched from the Upper West Side to Greenwich Village to the East Village for the [&hellip
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