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DOT to Educate Small Businesses About Delivery Bike Safety

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The DOT reached out to CB1 regarding delivery bike safety. Photo by New York Press file photo   By Paul Bisceglio Following the City Council’s approval of new safety regulations for commercial bicyclists earlier this month, a Department of Transportation representative met with Community Board 1’s Quality of Life Committee last Thursday to detail the expected changes. “This is not about hammering down on small businesses that are already feeling pressure from [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Norah Bosworth Public Hearing on Proposed Soho BID According to a release from the SoHo Alliance, councilmember Margaret Chin has called a public hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. at City Hall on the proposed Soho Business Improvement District (BID). The hearing will be conducted by the City Council’s Finance Committee [&hellip
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Lady Smarts

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woman By Meredith Russo You’ve dreamt this day would come—only this time you’re wide-awake. Whether you got punched in the face, fell down the stairs or just bit an exceptionally hard pita chip, it’s time to grin and bear it. On second thought, scratch the grin. 1)   Stop! Whatever you do, don’t swallow. 2)   Spit it [&hellip
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East Village Schools Unveil Rooftop Garden

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schoolgarden Teachers vie for ‘roof time’ to diversify teaching By Naomi Cohen On a windy afternoon, 13-year-old Hannah Quirk is on her school’s roof, a tray of biodegradable cups of tender green mustard salad in hand. Her peers pace the garden aisles of the two-block deck—one boasting the flavor of the freshly picked Asian kale salad, [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Nora Bosworth and Naomi Cohen City Approves East Village Landmark District Neighborhood preservation groups secured a victory on Tuesday, Oct. 9, when the New York City Landmarks Preservation Society voted to approve the Lower East Side/East Village Historic District. The district includes 330 buildings and covers parts of the 15 blocks between Avenue A [&hellip
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Asner’s Still Having Fun, This Time on Broadway

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GraceCort Theatre By Angela Barbuti Ed Asner is still acting in his eighties. But his quick wit and unique outlook on life make him able to transcend the age gap. An entertainer for all generations, he has played endearing roles for the younger set such as Santa Claus in Elf and Carl in Up. But others will [&hellip
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City sued over NYU

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JonathanSpringer_TAB3627 Ten Things to Know About the Lawsuit Against NYU’s 2031 Expansion Plan By Tatiana Baez The city is facing costly criticism for its recent approval of New York University’s expansion plan, dubbed NYU 2031. Eleven groups and several individuals opposing the development filed a lawsuit against the City Planning Commission and the City Council. The [&hellip
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