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Park Performer Rules Spark Conversation about City

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

As the city’s regulations on park performers have drawn scorn from the community, Community Board 2 held a “Washington Square Speak Out” Monday, Dec. 19. The meeting, held at the NYU Kimmel Center, gave locals a chance to voice their opinions on the Parks Department rules, which chiefly prohibit performers from soliciting donations within 50 [&hellip
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Downtown School Rezoning Plan Approved

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

By Lillian Rizzo Nearly three months after the Department of Education presented rezoning proposals for lower Manhattan, the Community Education Council 2 (CEC) announced on Wednesday, Dec. 14, they approve of the latest proposal. Caption: The latest zoning map. (Graphic courtesy of the Department of Education). At a public meeting held at the NYC Lab [&hellip
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Pop Up Park Returns to Nolita

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, Blog

  By Kristina Diggins-Reisinger The pop-up park is back and bringing summer to New York City all winter long at OpenHouse Gallery’s Park Here in Nolita (201 Mulberry St., betw. Spring & Kenmore Sts.). The exhibition of sorts boasts a “Central Park in spring” feel, “with a fountain, park benches, bistro tables, hammocks and a [&hellip
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COMMUNITY CELEBRATES: PS 181 TO REMAIN OPEN

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News

Today, Councilman James Sanders thanked the Department of Education for keeping Brookville School in Operation.  Sanders joined parents and students from throughout the Brookville community in celebrating the news that PS 181 would not be closing its doors.  The decision to keep the school open was announced by school officials Friday morning. Sanders says, he [&hellip
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P.S. 137—NOT CLOSING YET

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News

In October, Council member Margaret Chin wrote a letter to the Department of Education urging them to keep P.S. 137 – an elementary school in Manhattan’s Lower East Side –  open. The Council member also joined P.S. 137 parents and students for a rally in November in an attempt to keep the school’s doors open. Today, [&hellip
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INVESTIGATION INTO NYPD CONDUCT WITH OCCUPY WALL STREET

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News

NADLER CALLS FOR FULL INVESTIGATION OF NYPD CONDUCT ON OWS   Jerrold Nadler, congressman and Occupy Wall Street supporter, is asking for a full investigation of law enforcements conduct toward peaceful protestors and media persons at Zuccotti Park and the Brooklyn Bridge march.  In a letter to the Attorney General, Nadler insists that on several [&hellip
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Long Awaited REI Soho Opens

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

Reaching the great outdoors in Downtown Manhattan By Kristina Diggins-Reisinger Walking up from the subway at Broadway and Lafayette St., I first checked hop stop to see where the heck I was going. But when I caught sight of the historic red-brick Puck Building I knew I was in the right place, and the long [&hellip
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HIV/AIDS Protesters Arrested Near Zuccotti Park on World AIDS Day

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

Roughly 10 people associated with a rally to support housing funding for those living with HIV/AIDS were arrested this morning at the intersection of Broadway and Park Place. Occupy Wall Street members teamed up with the rally’s organizers Housing Works, VOCAL-NY and Health GAP to celebrate World AIDS Day, while also protesting Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s [&hellip
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Cannes Import: Tribeca Film Festival Welcomes New Artistic Director

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, Blog, Film

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announced this week that Frederic Boyer, who recently ran the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, has been named the artistic director of TFF. Boyer, 52, has served as artistic director and head of programming for the Directors’ Fortnight since 2009. From 2004 to 2008, he was the head [&hellip
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Movement Remains Despite Cleanup

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, Breaking News

Nearly two days shy of its two-month anniversary, the encampment at Zuccotti Park dubbed Occupy Wall Street (OWS) was cleared out by members of the New York Police Department in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Nov. 15. At a press conference later in the day, Mayor Michael Bloomberg noted that health and safety concerns [&hellip
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