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Meade’s Pub Closes After Sandy Setbacks

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The bar near the South Street Seaport couldn’t come back from the hurricane’s devastation, despite robust efforts Since Sandy decimated many small businesses near the Seaport in October 2012, restaurants and bars have worked diligently to climb back, spending thousands of dollars to renovate and revive. Many have been able to re-open and keep their [&hellip
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Trinity Wall Street Gives $100,000 in Awards

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Trinity Wall Street Church has given Wildcard Awards to four innovative organizations that hold promise as agents of positive change. Each one-time, $25,000 award is given to support a social action initiative that needs seed money to get started or grow. The recipients are beyond-the-bell-curve programs that fall outside Trinity’s standard funding objectives, but are [&hellip
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A rare win over developers in the Meatpacking District

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Views from the High Line Park above the Meatpacking District are poised to remain bright and clear after a swell of community pressure may have convinced a real-estate developer to relent. The victory, a rare win for a preservation community long frustrated by the arcane world of New York City land variance, delayed approval of [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, Feb 28 Experiments in Opera: Radio Operas Underground Theater, 466 Grand Street 8 p.m., $20 Experiments in Opera returns to Abrons to premiere Radio Operas – a collection of six 10-15 minute works that explore a wide range of stories highlighting the composers’ interests in Modern abstractionism, science fiction, melodrama, satire, hallucinatory experiences, scientific [&hellip
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Downtown Boards Pinpoint Most Dangerous Intersections

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Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer asked each community board to identify the worst traffic spots Last week, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer released a very long list of what community members say are problematic intersections and streets for pedestrians in Manhattan. The list is compiled by each of the borough’s 12 community boards, which used [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, February 21 A Lantern Festival with Dance Works by H.T. Chen Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street, 2nd floor (corner Mulberry & Bayard) 7 p.m. $10-$25 The celebratory, family-friendly teahouse format features pre-show activities and refreshments served before and during the show, along with lanterns with riddles for audience members to solve. 212.349.0126;feb2014teahouse.eventbrite.com Family [&hellip
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Plotting Downtown Traffic Deaths

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A new study of pedestrian fatilities in New York pinpoints the danger zones downtown. The report by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign analyzes traffic fatality data for the entire region, showing details of each death in the three years from 2010 to 2012. According to the group, 26 pedestrians died from traffic accidents below 23rd Street [&hellip
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Celebrating older workers

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The New York Academy of Medicine, in conjunction with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announced the winners of their first annual Age-Smart Employer Awards, which recognizes NYC employers who value older workers. The winners include the Montefiore Medical Center, Pfizer Inc., Renewal Care Partners and Ristorante Settepani & Settepani Bakery. All winners were judged on [&hellip
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CUNY students pitch business plans

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More than 200 students from the City University of New York, faculty and members of New York City’s business community attended the kick-off event for the 12th Annual IVE SmartPitch Challenge, hosted by Baruch College and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship. The Smart Pitch Challenge, created by the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise, [&hellip
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