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Downtown residents protest plan to move some criminal-justice offices

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

Downtown residents protest plan to move some criminal-justice offices At a Community Board 1 meeting on Oct. 22, more than 100 Tribeca residents came to protest a city plan to move a criminal summons court to 71 Thomas Street, in a residential neighborhood with a high concentration of schools. Deputy Mayor for Operations Cas Holloway [&hellip
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Village Cops Hone in on Unruly Cyclists

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

Residents and officers agree that bikes are creating problems in the neighborhood At a recent meeting at the 6th precinct, the Community Council President Maureen Remecale said that complaints over bicyclists are far and away the most common she hears when meeting with other council presidents across the city. “We all have problems with bicycles,” [&hellip
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Lower Art Side

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

Two neighborhood entities team up to showcase emerging LES art and artists Founders of The Lo-Down teamed up with The Yard, a co-working space on the Lower East Side, to showcase art inspired by the LES and its residents. Andy Smith, a writer and producer with The Yard, said the space had a long-running exhibit [&hellip
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One of Many

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

Elderly homeless woman attracts support network on the Upper West Side Esther doesn’t like to be called homeless, because, she says, she has a room in the Goddard Houses on West 87th Street. Right now she lives in front of a coffee shop at 76th and Broadway, in a shelter she made of boxes and plastic [&hellip
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In the Dark at Park Avenue School

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

Building records show plans to move the school picked up steam months before parents were told This summer, parents of children who attend the well-regarded Park Avenue Church Christian Day School on the Upper East Side were blindsided by news that the school was moving, effective immediately, to a temporary location on the Upper West [&hellip
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LES Residents Call Emergency Meeting Over Drug Problem

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

Increase in illegal activity said to affect schools, housing complexes Two block associations on the Lower East Side called an emergency meeting September 25 after residents reported a sharp rise in drug activity in the area. Ayo Harrington, president of the East 4th Street Block Association and a member of Community Board 3, initiated the [&hellip
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