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General assembly opens in old Hurricane Club space

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General Assembly Restaurant and Bar opened March 5 in the former Hurricane Club Steak and Sushi space on 360 Park Avenue South at 26th Street. Chef Craig Koketsu, formerly of Quality Meats and the now-shuttered Park Avenue, helms the kitchen at the massive, 170-seat restaurant. Diners can expect seasonal dishes featuring locally-sourced ingredients, such as [&hellip
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In Brief

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We’re All Gentrifiers Re: Don’t Blame the Park (Mar. 6, 2014) Eric Marcus does not go back far enough to find the real gentrifiers of Chelsea and all of New York City; Peter Minuit, the original gentrifier, in what was then called New Amsterdam, gentrified Native Americans right off Manhattan Island. It hasn’t stopped since, [&hellip
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Classical Music, Cafe-Style

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Tiny Caffe Vivaldi offers crowdsourced classical concerts West Village This month and next, little Caffe Vivaldi in the West Village will join the ranks of institutions like Carnegie Hall as a place to hear great classical music. Why? Because a husband and wife team likes to throw intimate birthday parties and celebrations for composers such [&hellip
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Don’t Blame the Park

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While the High Line has heralded some changes in the area, it’s not the only factor in Chelsea’s continuing transformation By Eric Marcus West Chelsea It’s both silly and naive to blame the High Line for the ongoing transformation of western Chelsea. Just as it’s silly and naive to credit the High Line with catalyzing [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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Park Avenue Christian Church has finally separated from its day school, ending a contentious period with school parents. School separation deal now done New York Post: Following Park Avenue Christian Church’s decision to sell its five-story annex, Park Avenue Day School and the church have officially separated. The move takes the day school over to [&hellip
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Out & About

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Monday, March 10 Housing committee, CB7 Community Board office, 250 West 87th Street 6:30 p.m., Free Discussion with Jean Green Dorsey, President of Westgate/Stonehenge Tenant Association on exclusion of stabilized tenants from communal building facilities. Review of local legislators’ housing agendas. Follow-up on CB7 Housing agenda for 2014Agenda to be announced. nyc.gov/html/mancb7 Do You Believe [&hellip
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In Brief

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< For U.W.S. rents, a (relative) bargain Upper west Side More data for the real-estate obsessed: Zumper.com, a listings web site, has tallied up median rents throughout Manhattan, and comes up with some surprising findings. For Upper West Siders — or at least for people in the neighborhood wanting to rent an apartment — some [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, Feb 28 Cook for Shabbat With Your Tot 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76 Street 10 – 11:15 a.m., $36 member, $46 non-member Learn about the history and traditions of Jewish foods as you and your child measure, mix, pour, and taste. All recipes are nut-free; dietary laws observed. No unregistered siblings allowed. If your [&hellip
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Advocating for a Cleaner Subway

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Notes from a neighborhood association’s meeting about the station at 103rd Street For its open meeting earlier this month, the North West Central Park Multiblock Association invited the MTA to address community concerns about the safety and condition of the local B/C subway station at 103rd Street and Central Park West. Zachary Campbell, representing MTA [&hellip
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