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A Reason to Keep Pushing for Pedestrian Plazas

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In a story we excerpted in this week’s paper, “Why Cars Are Killing People,” (p. 12), writer Hunter Oatman-Stanford delves into the history of vehicle-pedestrian collisions in urban areas, and reveals that they weren’t always seen as the tragic and unavoidable accidents they are often categorized as today. In the early days of automobiles, drivers [&hellip
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A Fine Sicilian Feast

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Two women honor family during St. Joseph’s Day feast By Gabrielle Alfiero Chelsea Melissa Muller-Daka and Caroline Chirichella were both raised in Italian households, learning to cook from their grandmothers. Both have fathers of German descent, but grew up connected to their Italian heritage. “The Italian takes over,” Muller-Daka said. The Italian cuisine they learned [&hellip
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Out & About

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March 21 Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night Charlotte’s Place, 107 Greenwich St. between Rector & Carlisle 6-7:30 p.m., Free It’s Friday night, you made it through the week, the kids are hungry, and you’re too tired to cook. Bring the whole family to Charlotte’s Place. trinitywallstreet.org Paula Poundstone The City Winery, 155 Varick Street [&hellip
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Do you think potholes are a problem in your neighborhood?

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“It depends on where you look. There’s a lot of roads. You start shutting areas and people are going to get upset.” Ryan O.   “There’s always some construction. It always creates a problem. Even when I’m on my bike it’s a problem.” Marley G.   “It is a problem, my street has a lot [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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Alleged Drunk Driver Facing Tougher Charges Domonic Whilby, who allegedly hijacked a delivery van and crashed into a bus, killing William Pena, an MTA bus driver last month, is now facing up to life in prison. Whilby showed no emotion when he plead not guilty to an indictment that included murder, aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular [&hellip
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Restaurant Inspection Ratings

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The following listings were collected from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s website and include the most recent inspection and grade reports listed. We have included every restaurant listed during this time within the zip codes of our neighborhoods. Some reports list numbers with their explanations; these are the number of violation points a [&hellip
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Neighborhood Scrapbook

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BARUCH STUDENTS AT CUNY NOBEL SCIENCE CHALLENGE Baruch College students shined during the 2013 Nobel Science Challenge recently presented by the City University of New York. Baruch students Abdullah Ayaz, a junior, won first place in the category of Economics; Nancy Zhu, a sophomore, won second place in the category of Physics. Abdullah, who will [&hellip
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Out & About

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March 14 Phenomenological Personhood: Scientific, Theological, Political Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St. 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Free The task of this conference is to inquire into the idea of phenomenological personhood by elucidating it through three specific domains of discourse that engage the phenomenological tradition: science, theology, and politics. If the [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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Public Offers Opinion on Bogardus Garden and Plaza Redesign About a dozen residents and busies owners recently gathered to offer their opinions on the redesign on Tribeca’s Bogardus Garden and Plaza. The public citizens spoke to a collection of city design officials and landscape architects. Last year, Friends of Bogardus Garden received a $2 million [&hellip
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In Brief

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BPC Authority gives Sandy update Battery Park City: Sixteen months after Hurricane Sandy inundated Battery Park City with water, the state authority tasked with overseeing the neighborhood is still making progress on repairs. Gwen Dawson, director of strategic planning for the Battery Park City Authority, said at a Community Board 1 meeting last week that [&hellip
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