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A Cautious Victory for Yorkville Tenants

Written by Omar Crespo on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

Residents of the First Avenue Estates warily celebrate a win over the owner trying to tear down their building Yorkville The Landmarks Preservation Commission issued a resounding “no” to a landmarked building’s owner threatening the wrecking ball. Stahl Organization, which owns two buildings on York Avenue between East 64th and East 65th Streets, has been [&hellip
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Turning Trash Into Public Art

Written by Omar Crespo on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown

A design studio is collecting thousands of used plastic cups to create a large-scale installation on Governor’s Island this summer Governor’s Island Ever wondered if those 750 solo cups you brought in a pack from Costco for $2 would be used after that one party? Well, wonder no more. CDR Studio, a downtown design company, [&hellip
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Swapping Your Online Friends for Dining Deals

Written by Omar Crespo on . Posted in Dining Our Town, News Our Town

The new NYC-based app uses social media data to get local restaurants to offer discounts Ever wondered if you could get paid just to be yourself? A new smartphone app start-up called Haggle is hoping to do just that. It collects your social media data from sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare and uses [&hellip
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Champions of the Mind

Written by Omar Crespo on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

The annual Memory Championship tests the outer limits of contestants’ memory skills Gramercy Park Every two years, the Olympic Games remind the world of humans’ extraordinary athletic abilities. Another event, less well-known but arguably just as important in touting achievement, happens every year, to champion the power of the mind. The USA Memory Championship is [&hellip
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