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CB 2 holds first AIDS Memorial Park Planning Session

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

aids memorial park Among the numerous resident suggestions and concerns that arose at the initial AIDS Memorial Park planning session on April 25 was the importance of making certain that both the park and the memorial are properly integrated. “The memorial should enhance the park but not overshadow it,” said Tom Molner of the preservation group Protect the [&hellip
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Meet Dan O’Connor: Unlikely challenger in redrawn 7th District searches for political accountability

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

| By Alan Krawitz In his quest to unseat 20-year Rep. Nydia Velazquez in New York’s newly redrawn 7th District, which now includes parts of Chinatown, the East Village and the Lower East Side, Brooklyn-born challenger Dan O’Connor is gambling that his familiarity with Chinese culture, coupled with a keen knowledge of economics and lack [&hellip
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Urban Planning Experts Debate NYU 2031

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

Ever since NYU unveiled its behemoth 2031 expansion plan in 2010, it has drawn heated reaction from Downtown residents, community groups, activists and politicians alike. Hosted by the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), last Tuesday’s panel of urban planning experts broke little in the way of new ground as the merits and failings [&hellip
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