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10 At-Risk Buildings

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A preservation group names the historic buildings in Tribeca most at risk of tear-down Tribeca They are among the 10 most at-risk buildings downtown. The Tribeca Trust, a preservation group, has released its list of the 10 Most Endangered Buildings in the neighborhood — structures the group says are either targeted for tear-down, or in [&hellip
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Give Free-Parking Buses the Boot

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OP ED The out-of-state buses are clogging up the streets downtown and creating hazards for neighborhood residents and businesses By Charles Eshelman Tribeca Why do out of state chartered tour buses have parking violation immunity? Why do out of state chartered tour buses have free parking? Everyday you can find them violating posted parking signs [&hellip
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Out & About

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April 11 The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu Lecture NYU, 239 Greene Street 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Free In Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals, David L. Swartz delves deeply into Bourdieu’s work to show how central—but often overlooked—power and politics are to an understanding of sociology. Arguing that power and politics stand at the [&hellip
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Say No to Scaffolding

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Op Ed Sidewalk sheds and scaffolding plague the city and cause unnecessary eyesores By John Elari There is something I would like you to look into: the ever-increasing number of buildings shrouded in scaffolding and/or sidewalk sheds in NYC. I use the term ever-increasing because I understand that’s exactly what is happening. And it’s all [&hellip
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What the next Landmarks Chair could mean for downtown

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Op Ed By Andrew Berman, Executive Director, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation There’s been much speculation lately about who the next Chair of the City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission will be. Though there are competing theories as to who the frontrunner is, all agree that whoever is chosen will have a huge impact on our [&hellip
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Out & About

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April 4 The Paper Bag Players Workshop Hamilton Fish Park Library, 415 East Houston Street 3:30 p.m., Free The goal of the Workshops is for each participant to experience The Paper Bag Players approach to creating and performing theater — essentially each participant becomes a Paper Bag Players.Each session will deal with the elements that [&hellip
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Why Cars Are Killing People

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Approximately 30,000 Americans will die from automobile collisions this year – but it doesn’t have to be this way By Hunter Oatman-Stanford There’s an open secret in America: If you want to kill someone, do it with a car. Today, despite the efforts of major public-health agencies and grassroots safety campaigns, few are aware that [&hellip
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Strength Training — The Power of Camp

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Why the structure of a camp setting helps children with crucial development By Ethan Schafer, Ph.D. When I was fifteen, I was in my sixth summer at a traditional camp for boys in New Hampshire. One night after dinner, my counselor from the year before (a six-foot, five-inch English rugby player) asked me if I [&hellip
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