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The New Face of Downtown

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Corey Johnson won the September primary and is already thinking about how he will serve District 3 next year in the council Corey Johnson cannot slow down. After winning the Democratic primary in the city council race for District 3, representing Chelsea and the West Village, Johnson is running virtually unopposed in the general election, [&hellip
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Your Neighborhood, Your Choice

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Candidates Talk Affordability and Development on Eve of Election  On September 10, voters will go to the polls to make decisions almost as crucial as on the big day in November. The primary election next Tuesday will determine who gets on the ballot for each political party. We polled all four candidates vying to represent [&hellip
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TEDx Rocks the Upper East Side

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town

Local TEDx conference brought new ideas to the community In a world where creative capital rules and the right idea could mint the next multi-millionaire tech entrepreneur, TED Talks, once the bastion of an insular nerdy world, have become part of popular culture. TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a non-profit organization devoted [&hellip
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LowLine Park Gets Real

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Aerial View The plan to construct a massive public space underground has raised significant capital and support As Lower East Side residents continue to clamor for green space, one project on the horizon – or rather, under it – inches closer to the reality of bringing a brand new natural haven for the local population. The LowLine, [&hellip
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USPS May Close Chelsea Post Office

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

The postal service announcement that it is considering closing the Chelsea branch comes as a shock to local residents By Megan Bungeroth & Sophia Rosenbaum Many local residents and elected officials were blindsided by a recent and quiet announcement from the United State Postal Service (USPS) that it intends to sell the Old Chelsea Post [&hellip
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Grabby Assault & Robbery

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Early last Thursday morning, a 24-year-old resident of the Upper East Side left the Killarney Rose bar on Pearl Street and headed to the uptown 4 subway station at Broadway and Wall Street. There, he later told police, a woman, about 30 years old, black with short curly hair and wearing a gray sweatsuit, approached [&hellip
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