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Born Again: The Financial District’s Revitalization from Desolation and Devastation

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Since 9/11, and years later Hurricane Sandy, hit Downtown Manhattan, business has been slowly rebuilding in the Financial District It used to be that the Financial District shut down right at 5 p.m., right when its commuters vacated their offices and traveled to homes outside the neighborhood. The desolate feeling of the streets after-hours was [&hellip
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The Bra Bar

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit

Venerable neighborhood lingerie shop gets an upgrade Imagine hopping up onto a barstool, greeting the person behind the counter, and ordering a literal pick-me-up: a push-up bra.  That’s the idea behind the bra bar at the new and improved Town Shop, a lingerie staple on the Upper West Side for over a century, which moved [&hellip
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Worry Over E. 91st St. MTS Flooding

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town

Elected officials spoke of their concerns over extreme weather affecting the future garbage transfer site Yorkville residents have protested the construction of the Marine Transfer Station for multiple reasons, from concerns of air pollution and asthma, to financial drain. At a press conference last Thursday, and at the peak of hurricane season, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, [&hellip
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After DOMA

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

The LGBT movement shifts its focus beyond marriage Vinny Allegrini shuffles slowly into the diner down the block from his West Village apartment, his gaunt legs shaking as he sits down cautiously. Vinny is followed closely by his husband of almost 20 years, Mark de Solla Price, who keeps a close eye on his partner. [&hellip
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Clearing the Shelves

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

City seeking waiver for school librarian cutbacks Is the school librarian going the way of the milkman? Despite a state mandate calling for a librarian in every school, New York City employs only 333 librarians for its 1,700 public schools – and is seeking a waiver from Albany to exempt the city from the librarian-in-every-school [&hellip
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Clearing the Shelves

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town

City seeking waiver for school librarian cutbacks Is the school librarian going the way of the milkman? Despite a state mandate calling for a librarian in every school, New York City employs only 333 librarians for its 1,700 public schools – and is seeking a waiver from Albany to exempt the city from the librarian-in-every-school [&hellip
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