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OP-ED: Working for Affordable Housing, Piece By Piece

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

By Margaret Chin Like many other housing advocates, I applauded and was heartened by the July 10 announcement that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration had by that point financed more than 8,700 units of affordable housing across the city. And, like the mayor, I’m passionate about working to achieve his goal of building or preserving [&hellip
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Alone, and Loving it, in Summertime New York

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit

As you read this, Manhattanites are getting ready to head out to the Hamptons for the weekend: the young New Yorkers to their shares occupied by 25 of their closest friends, the older and mortgaged to their second homes. This can be a bone of contention for some, leading to the FAQ: “Why them and [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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

Fines set for illegal Chinatown Buses By August 15, the New York City Police Department and the Department of Transportation will begin issuing fines for illegal long-distance Chinatown buses, reported DNAinfo.com. Some rules that could result in fines include: operating without permits, stopping outside of approved zone or deviating from schedule. The NYPD will be [&hellip
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Out & About

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

July 18 Rushmore Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema, 143 E. Houston St, btwn First & Second Aves 12 a.m.; $10 The Village Voice and WNYU’s The New Afternoon Show present a series of Friday and Saturday midnight screenings of classic favorites. Rushmore, one of Wes Anderson’s early films, stars Jason Schwartzman as nerd incarnate Max Fischer, and [&hellip
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Sports Camp Trends

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Uncategorized

Many camps offer a focus on sports that can benefit even non-athletic kids For children who have a passion for sports, specialty camp experiences with a sports focus can offer a variety of benefits. Regardless of a camp’s specialty area, it is the nature of camp to help children develop into caring, resilient, compassionate, independent [&hellip
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Don’t Let Box-Blockers Slide

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

OP ED The city needs to enforce the rules against “blocking the box” in downtown traffic By Charles Eshelman Soho Mayor Bloomberg did not get voters’ approval for his “Congestion Pricing” scheme so he did everything he could to make life miserable for downtown residents. Here’s one example – the city stopped enforcing rules against [&hellip
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