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Landlord Probed For Forcing Tenants Out

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

The state announced last week that its Tenant Protection Unit is targeting a landlord for forcing Asian-Americans out of their rent-regulated apartments Chinatown The state’s Tenant Protection Unit said Wednesday that a major New York City landlord was under investigation over allegations it forced Asian-American tenants to leave their rent-regulated apartments. State Protection for Tenants [&hellip
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The Private School X-Factor

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

For many Manhattan parents, getting their children into a top-tier private school is an endeavor that starts before the kids are even born. Wading through the rankings, reputations and educational standings to decide where to apply is just one step in the long process, and entire companies exist just to rate these schools and assist [&hellip
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OP-ED: Working for Affordable Housing, Piece By Piece

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

By Margaret Chin Like many other housing advocates, I applauded and was heartened by the July 10 announcement that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration had by that point financed more than 8,700 units of affordable housing across the city. And, like the mayor, I’m passionate about working to achieve his goal of building or preserving [&hellip
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Alone, and Loving it, in Summertime New York

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

As you read this, Manhattanites are getting ready to head out to the Hamptons for the weekend: the young New Yorkers to their shares occupied by 25 of their closest friends, the older and mortgaged to their second homes. This can be a bone of contention for some, leading to the FAQ: “Why them and [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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

Fines set for illegal Chinatown Buses By August 15, the New York City Police Department and the Department of Transportation will begin issuing fines for illegal long-distance Chinatown buses, reported DNAinfo.com. Some rules that could result in fines include: operating without permits, stopping outside of approved zone or deviating from schedule. The NYPD will be [&hellip
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Out & About

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

July 18 Rushmore Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema, 143 E. Houston St, btwn First & Second Aves 12 a.m.; $10 The Village Voice and WNYU’s The New Afternoon Show present a series of Friday and Saturday midnight screenings of classic favorites. Rushmore, one of Wes Anderson’s early films, stars Jason Schwartzman as nerd incarnate Max Fischer, and [&hellip
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