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Down To The Wire in Assembly Race

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Two candidates get big endorsements, one commits a gaffe during televised debate Uppper East Side Assembly candidate Rebecca Seawright landed a big endorsement recently when longtime East Side Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney publicly voiced her support for the campaign. Maloney, considered by many insiders to be the matriarch of Manhattan’s Democrat establishment, had previously avoided endorsing [&hellip
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Fighting The Landlord

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

Rent regulated tenants in the East Village sue landlord over alleged harassment East Village The lawsuit reads like a legendary New York housing horror story. In the Supreme Court filing from Aug. 6, there’s the building’s infestation of rodents and vermin, the perpetually unlocked front door, and the drug addicts who routinely roam the halls, [&hellip
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Back in Business at New Amsterdam

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Purveyors from Iliamna Wild Red Salmon talk to a customer at the New Amsterdam Market. Less than a month after shutting down the popular downtown market, its founder plots a comeback Seemingly rejuvenated by an outpouring of community support, New Amsterdam Market founder Robert LaValva is actively planning the future of the market just three weeks after he abruptly announced its closure. In an interview with Our Town Downtown, LaValva [&hellip
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Using History As A Weapon Against The Wrecking Ball

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Upper West Side residents want the landmarks commission to reconsider a building slated for demolition Upper West Siders opposed to a developer’s plan to demolish a building on West 79th Street are calling on the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission to take a closer look at the building’s historical merits. In a letter to the LPC [&hellip
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Downtown Tower Residents at a Crossroads

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Privatization vote for 1,651-unit Mitchell-Lama complex set for the end of September Financial District Residents of Southbridge Towers, a housing complex at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge downtown, have had years to consider whether or not to leave the protection of the Mitchell-Lama affordable housing program in exchange for owning their apartments, but never [&hellip
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New Traffic Plan for West End Avenue

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Community comes together after yet another pedestrian fatality Upper West Side Following another pedestrian fatality in the neighborhood, Upper West Siders were eager to hear the Department of Transportation’s plan to improve safety on a stretch of West End Avenue last week. The DOT has been working to change several intersections in the area, and [&hellip
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