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The Beat of a New York Heart

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Music, Uncategorized

Every good love story deserves a soundtrack; here’s one tailor-made for New York City with blissful beginnings and happy endings. PJ Harvey, “Good Fortune” Taken from her New York-inspired album, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, Harvey practically gushes while name-checking Chinatown and Little Italy as unanticipated places of romantic discovery. Maxwell, “Gotta [&hellip
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Lights On…in Lower Manhattan

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News, Business

Downtown Alliance’s Kelly Rush lets us know what’s opening and closing Without vision, a people perish. Or, in my version of this proverb for the column: Without glasses from the right eyewear shop, one might not be able to find one’s way to the spa…or to the restaurant for ribs. In this week’s edition, pamper [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

WEST VILLAGE FAMOUS ARTISTS’ BUILDING GAINS LANDMARK STATUS The Westbeth Artists Community, located in the West Village, has had its historic landmark status approved by the City Council, saving the 19th-century building complex from having its historic status stripped by City Council members and being sold to commercial developers. Westbeth was the headquarters of Bell [&hellip
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Labors of Love

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Real Estate

The Townhouse Therapist on the benefits of fullbuilding living Tatiana Cames is known as the “Townhouse Therapist.” Though the title would make for a good interior design reality show, Cames is renown in the real estate world for being the agent in the know when it comes to selling and buying townhouses
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12-year-old Girl Killed in Delancey Street Accident

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown

By Marissa Maier with additional reporting by Lillian Rizzo Delancey Street, often referred to as one of the most dangerous thoroughfares in New York City, was the site of a fatal accident on Friday, Jan. 13. NYPD report that a 12-year-old African American girl was killed by a minivan in the early afternoon. Police say [&hellip
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New Details Emerge about Private Danny Chen’s Death

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

Soldiers subjected the Lower Manhattan native to abuse and racial prejudice By Marissa Maier “This could have happened to any of us because of the color of our skin or the shape of our eyes,” said Elizabeth Ou- Yang, president of the New York chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA-NY), at a press [&hellip
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Downtown Social: Mulchfest 2012

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown

The streets of New York City have recently resembled a Christmas tree cemetery, with dried-up firs and evergreens lining the edge of the sidewalks. For those looking to discard their holiday tree in a green way, the Downtown Alliance hosted its annual MulchFest at Lower Manhattan’s Bowling Green. The trunks and pine needles were quickly [&hellip
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Talking Up Downtown: Janeane Garofalo

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, News Our Town Downtown, Theater

Actress, Comedian, Political Activist, Writer Janeane Garofalo is probably best known for her numerous television and film appearances (24, Reality Bites, The Truth About Cats & Dogs), her stand-up work and hosting duties on Air America’s The Majority Report. This winter, however, marks the first time Garofalo will star in a play: the Off-Broadway production [&hellip
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Building Profile: 20 Pine

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Real Estate

With 20 Pine The Collection, a luxury condominium in Lower Manhattan’s Financial District, Deborah DeMaria of Warburg Realty intimately knows the comforts of living in the building. While DeMaria serves as sales director for 20 Pine—Warburg Realty is the exclusive marketing team of the development—she is also a resident and has firsthand knowledge of the [&hellip
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The Year In Real Estate

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Real Estate

From high-end properties to a tightening real estate market, Halstead’s Sara Rotter explains the trends of the 2011 market This fall, Sara Rotter, a New York City native, became the director of sales for Halstead Property Downtown. Rotter, a former Harvard University student and agent, is a treasure trove of information on the Downtown real [&hellip
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