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Park(ing) Day

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On Friday, September 20, an international group behind PARK(ing) Day, described as “an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks,” encouraged city residents to take over a parking space in their neighborhood and turn it into a mini-park. At the corner of 5th Avenue and 11th [&hellip
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Will Run for Pizza

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By Madeleine Jane Cummings Pizza’s always been Jason Feirman’s favorite food. But every year he finds a way to combine his love for pizza with another passion – running. “A couple years ago I had the crazy idea of putting on some sort of pizza event,” he said. So he designed a running race, drew up a 2.25-mile [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, September 20 Fashion in Film 54 Varick St, 11 AM- 9:30 PM, free “Moulin Rouge!,” “About Face: Supermodels Then and Now,” “The Great Gatsby (3D),” “Valentino: The Last Emperor” and many other movies presented by DailyCandy & Tribeca. Contact info: 212-941-2001 Girls’ Life Magazine Major League Baseball Fan Cave Party MLB FanCave, 692 Broadway, [&hellip
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Letters to the Editor

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

Several readers commented online on our story “How Safe is Christopher Street?” by Joanna Fantozzi, September 12, about residents’ concerns of violence in the West Village neighborhood: “Thanks for your excellent story on our situation down here! I’m only sorry that the sixth precinct has chosen to ignore your reporters’ queries, the same way they [&hellip
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Visual Stops

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Summer Guide

New York is filled with visual stimulation. Colors, shapes, textures, and a combination of all three make the Big Apple the sensory place that it is. Throughout Manhattan are visual stops not to be missed. Here are our picks: Conservatory Garden In Central Park If you’ve never been to the Conservatory Garden in Central Park, [&hellip
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Downtown Social: Gotham Storytellers Rock Out

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dt_social_gogogirls The first Gotham Storytelling Festival concluded Monday night after being postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Six days of music and storytelling at Under St. Marks, a venue at the Horse Trade Theater, brought together dozens of authors, comics, musicians and just regular folks to share in the art of the story. Our Town Downtown was [&hellip
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City Arts: In Search of Lost Jazz

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SearchLostJazz600 ‘Cotton Club Parade’ brings back musical history  By Valerie Gladstone Cotton Club Parade opens with the robust Jazz at Lincoln Center All Stars, directed by Daryl Waters, swinging into “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,” “I’ve Got the World on a String” and “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” offering a tantalizing [&hellip
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DOT to Educate Small Businesses About Delivery Bike Safety

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

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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