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World Trade Center’s Most Congested Pedestrian Zone Widened

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

The improved site also received funding to complete 3 World Trade Center Lower Manhattan The most congested pedestrian area by the World Trade Center was expanded on Monday. And just hours earlier, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said funding had been approved to ensure completion of 3 World Trade Center, an 80-story, $2.3 billion tower [&hellip
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Historical Society Unseals Century-Old Time Capsule

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

The New-York Historical Society revealed the contents of a time capsule first sealed in 1914 A century-old time capsule, filled mostly with documents by long-gone Wall Street businessmen celebrating New York as a commercial hub, was unsealed Wednesday. Spectators at the New-York Historical Society gathered around the mysterious bronze box as workers wearing surgical gloves [&hellip
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Last Stretch of High Line Opens

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

The northern section of the park on an elevated railroad track is now open for visitors Chelsea The last stretch of the High Line opened Sunday, completing one of the nation’s most distinctive urban transformations: an abandoned stretch of elevated rails that’s been turned into a linear oasis of flowers, grasses and trees. That last, [&hellip
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Global Marches Draw Attention to Climate Change

Written by Verena Dobnik on . Posted in News Our Town

Massive crowds flocked to Manhattan streets to demand environmental action By VERENA DOBNIK and MICHAEL SISAK Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth — in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. Most came on foot for the Sunday march, [&hellip
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Ticket me Elmo? City mulls law for impersonators

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

The City is considering ways to crack down on aggressive character impersonators in Times Square City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statue of Liberty impersonators — Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists. The city wants to rein in a summertime spike [&hellip
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Needy New Yorkers Get Fancy Food Leftovers

Written by Verena Dobnik on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit

Leftover delicacies from the Summer Fancy Food Show were delivered to a food pantry on the Upper West Side Upper West Side Some of the world’s fanciest foods are going to New Yorkers who can’t afford even basic meat-and-potato meals. This week, they got about 90,000 pounds of delicacies left over from the largest marketplace [&hellip
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Activists Picket Liam Neeson’s Home

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

Members of PETA and NYCLASS came together to protest the actor’s recent statements in support of the carriage horse industry Upper West Side Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson’s home on Saturday said they don’t agree with the actor that the city’s carriage horses should keep working. Neeson didn’t appear as about 50 demonstrators filled [&hellip
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