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CB2′s Brad Hoylman Receives Senator Tom Duane’s Endorsement

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Politics

brad In an email to supports and community members, Community Board 2 Chair Brad Hoylman announced today to supporters that retiring state senator Tom Duane has endorsed him to take over Duane’s soon-to-be-vacant seat. Highlighting this weekend’s annual New York City Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride March, Hoylman noted, “The Pride March has always been a [&hellip
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ANTM’s Nigel Barker Stands Up Against Sex Trafficking At Bleecker Street Theatre

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Photo courtesy of Project Girl. During his tenure on America’s Next Top Model, fashion photographer Nigel Barker was perennially kind, steady and honest to the young female contestants—making him an antidote to Tyra Banks wonderfully crazy antics. Barker brought that same ethos to a talkback after a performance of Trafficked, a play about sex slavery and child exploitation, at the [&hellip
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Updated: New Jersey Man Arrested in Etan Patz Case

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

While the excavation of a Soho basement on Prince Street in April yielded almost no clues into the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, who went missing from the area in 1979, it appears the NYPD might have a new suspect in the case. Police commissioner Ray Kelly officially remained mum on the identity of the [&hellip
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Small Screen Sizzles

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, TV, West Side Spirit

Newsroom Networks roll out new programs for the summer season By Magdalena Burnham Summer might be the time when a lot of your favorite television shows go away, but networks are pumping out plenty of interesting new shows to fill the void. Here is a rundown of the most buzzed about new summer programs. Dallas Get [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

800px-Fingerprint_scanner_identification Manhattan Borough Board Unanimously Passes DREAM Act On Thursday, May 17, members of the Manhattan Borough Board unanimously approved New York State DREAM legislation, a number of bills promoting higher education and civic engagement opportunities for students in New York City neighborhoods, regardless of their immigration status. New York City’s immigrant population, the largest of [&hellip
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Local Politicians React to President Obama’s Support of Same-Sex Marriage

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News

Mayor Michael Bloomberg  “This is a major turning point in the history of American civil rights. No American president has ever supported a major expansion of civil rights that has not ultimately been adopted by the American people – and I have no doubt that this will be no exception. The march of freedom that has sustained [&hellip
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The Delancey Underground

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, Politics

Rendering courtesy of raad studio. While the West Side has the High Line, the East Side could get the LowLine Over 80 years ago, Dan Barasch’s grandparents on both sides ended up in the Lower East Side after emigrating from Italy and Russia. While his family eventually set up stakes in other neighborhoods and he settled in the East Village—which [&hellip
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Keyholes: Inside the literary leaning abode of writer Sue Shapiro

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Dwell OTDT

When you’re the author of over nine books and an NYU/New School Journalism professor, and your husband is a successful television and film writer, your profession is bound to rub off on your home. Such is the case for Greenwich Village-based writer Sue Shapiro and her husband, Charles Rubin. Their fifth-floor apartment, located off Broadway [&hellip
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