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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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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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