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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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‘Nabe Chatter

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NeighborhoodChatter Locals ‘Reclaim’ Hudson River Park After Rape Speaker Christine Quinn, Council Member Margaret Chin, other officials and downtown residents walked through Hudson River Park at 7:30 a.m. on Monday this week, to “reclaim” the streets after the brutal rape of a 21-year-old woman in the same park over the weekend. The incident, which marked the [&hellip
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NoHo Historic District’s 19th Century Merchant’s House Threatened by Construction

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dt_merchanthouse_Natalie M copy By Alissa Fleck Tears were literally shed by community members at a recent hearing about the future of the NoHo Historic District’s 19th century Merchant’s House, as they spoke fondly of the home’s significance. Several groups including the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP), the Historic Districts Council and members and volunteers with the [&hellip
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Downtown Community Reacts to Hudson Square Rezoning Proposal

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03_OTDTSliderThurs By Paul Bisceglio   Community Board 2 (CB2) held a public hearing last week on a proposal to rezone Hudson Square, the burgeoning media district between West Houston, Greenwich and Canal Streets and Sixth Avenue. Most workers leave the neighborhood after business hours due to its lack of housing and shops, but Trinity Real Estate, [&hellip
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(Re)Occupy Wall Street

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Occupy_n   By Paul Bisceglio Last September, protesters set up camp in Zuccotti Park and launched Occupy Wall Street, a global campaign for economic equality, political transparency and just about every other cause people fight for these days. The occupation drew disparate activists from across the country to the Financial District for two months until police [&hellip
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