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Council Approves New Business District in Soho

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The City Council approved a measure to establish the SoHo Business Improvement District (BID), a public-private partnership designed to provide better services for businesses down an overcrowded stretch of Broadway. The project, which follows Broadway from Houston Street to Canal Street, has been years in the making. After an initial proposal was met with resistance [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, Oct. 18 Uncorked Comedy at City Winery Guest comics at this regular series have ranged from Comedy Central stars to Late Night regulars. Sit back, laugh, an enjoy one of City Winery’s house-barreled wines, or a selection from their expansive, affordable wine list. City Winery 155 Varick Street, 11:30 p.m., $8 www.citywinery.com Movie Night—with [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday Oct. 11 Art in Odd Places Festival This wacky festival invites dozens of artists each year to create artistic riffs on a theme throughout public spaces along 14th street, from river to river. This year’s theme is “Numbers.” Maps and program guides are available online to create a self-guided tour. Free, all day through [&hellip
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Spirit of 1976

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Graffiti covered for 37 years surfaces during building repair In Lower Manhattan, at the corner of Broad Street and South Street, is a wall about six feet high that faces out to New York Harbor. It’s part of an office complex at 125 Broad Street. The wall is being repaired, and as the white facing [&hellip
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Astor Place & Cooper Square Reconstruction Begins

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This week, work will begin on a City project to reconstruct the streetscape surrounding Astor Place and Cooper Square in the East Village. Over the next two years, the Department of Design and Construction (DDC), which is managing the project on behalf of the Department of Transportation (DOT), will install permanent pedestrian plazas on Astor [&hellip
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$150,000 Grant for LES Sandy Recovery

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The American Red Cross has awarded a $150,000 grant to Cooper Square Committee to support long-term recovery services for people of the Lower East Side affected by Superstorm Sandy. Cooper Square Committee will use the grant to provide housing assistance to storm-affected residents of high-rise cooperative communities by enrolling their buildings in public benefit programs [&hellip
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Downtown Hospital Merger Complete

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The merger of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital with New York Downtown Hospital was completed last week. The 180-bed community hospital, now renamed NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, remains the only hospital south of 14th Street in Manhattan, serving a daily population of some 750,000 residents, visitors and professionals. The merger was made possible with the assistance and approval of [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday Oct. 4 Oktoberfest 2013 at Andaz Wall Street 75 Wall Street 5:00PM – 8:00PM The Biergarten at Andaz Wall Street brings the best of Oktoberfest to Wall Street for New Yorkers to enjoy right in their own backyard. Authentic beer, food, entertainment and stein holding contests! Any guest who arrives in traditional clothing (lederhosen [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, September 27 Broadway on the Hudson Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza, 220 Vesey St., broadway.org, 12:30-2pm, free United Airlines presents this complimentary concert on the waterfront. See showcases from the casts of Annie, Chicago, Newsies, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella among many more. Performances will run rain or shine. Family Veggie and Yoga Night Charlotte’s Place, [&hellip
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