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Local Vendors Come to Chelsea Bazaar

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On Saturday, August 24th, 35 local businesses gathered to bring food, drink, and handcrafted goods to Chelsea. The over 600 attendees enjoyed tastings from eateries like Swine NYC, Caveman Foods, and Betel, while Six Point Brewery, Four Roses Bourbon, NYC Brew Craft Labs, and Jack From Brooklyn poured beer and liquor all night
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Silver Supports Grand Street Ferry Stop

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NYC’s Economic Development Corporation is considering a plan to expand the East River ferry service by adding a stop at Grand Street, a plan that now has the support of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.  “This portion of the Lower East Side has traditionally been severely underserved when it comes to public transit,” said Silver in [&hellip
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Charging for Plastic

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Downtowners debate proposed 10-cent fee for plastic bags New Yorkers throw out 100,000 tons of plastic bags a year — taking up to 1,000 years to fully biodegrade. Now, City Council members Brad Lander (D – Brooklyn) and Margaret Chin (D – Lower Manhattan) have introduced legislation that – if passed – would mandate stores [&hellip
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Six Degrees of Collaboration

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Ballet Collective’s present-tense dance at the Joyce Adopting a film festival model, the Joyce recently presented a twelve-day dance festival showcasing independent artists working outside large established institutions.  The festival, called “v6.0,” gave New Yorkers unprecedented opportunity to enjoy six ballet-based companies, ranging from neoclassical to contemporary, from across the US. On August 14 Troy [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday August 30 Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library 1000 5th Ave, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM, free Fun with picture books for families with children 18 months-3 years. First come first serve. Contact: (212) 570-3788 For the Record: The World of Kronos on Nonesuch Records, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Plaza Corridor Gallery, [&hellip
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Letters to the Editor

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More Rats to Come You think you’ve seen rats on the Upper East Side now – wait till the city starts trucking in 1,860 tons of garbage on a typical day, (up to 5,280 tons in an emergency) six days a week with the proposed Marine Transfer Station. Think how easy the rats’ commute will [&hellip
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Letters to the Editor

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Republican Candidate Has a Fighting Chance I am a former president of the Metropolitan Republican Club and I would like to take strong issue with Larry Penner’s letter (August 22) which claims that our party’s candidate for city council in the fifth district, David Garland, “has already lost.” In fact, we fully expect that David [&hellip
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Riverside Robbery

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A man’s car was stolen on Riverside Drive. At 11 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, a 73-year-old man from St. Michaels, Md., parked his car on the west side of Riverside Drive. The following day at 1 p.m., he returned to find his car gone. Police searched the area but were unable to locate his [&hellip
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