Webby Awards Honor Best on the Internet

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Ben Stiller, Ken Marino and Erica Oyama speak onstage at the 17th Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on May 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Webby Awards) The downtown ceremony, in its 17th year, highlighted those who have used the web for social good By Helaina Hovitz On Tuesday night, hundreds gathered for the 17th Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani (55 Wall Street) in a ceremony that honored excellence on the Internet. One of the first to arrive on the red carpet [&hellip
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The Upper West Side’s Most Dangerous Intersection?

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

The community board is asking residents to help identify areas that the Department of Transportation should make safer Crossing the street can be pretty dangerous in the busy areas of the Upper West Side. Luckily Community Board 7 is trying to make the streets and crosswalks a safer place for pedestrians with a new Traffic [&hellip
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NYPD Officer’s Cat Missing for 2 Years Found, Returned by Zombie

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A long lost pet shows the benefits of micro-chipping four-legged loved ones Late on a recent Saturday night, the “Times Square Zombie” was walking on 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan when he saw a black and white cat running rampant in the middle of the street. Jeremy Zelkowitz, a 22-year-old Brooklyn native, who works as [&hellip
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Tax Incentive Could Make UWS Greener

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Green Space A new bill would give building owners a tax credit for converting their concrete backyards into green space During major storms like hurricane Sandy, New York City is an easy target for flooding, because the area of impermeable surfaces, like concrete and asphalt, outweigh permeable surfaces, like grass, throughout the city. As a result, after [&hellip
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NYCHA Land Lease Plan Met With Disapproval

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

FDH Tenants and City Council members say NYCHA’s plan is moving too quickly and without transparency A plan by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to generate much-needed revenue through land leasing has been met with uproar from public housing tenants and elected officials. NYCHA’s land leasing plan involves eight different sites and 325,000 square [&hellip
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Rush to Protect Seward Park Library

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Advocates hope to preserve the historic Lower East Side building By Nora Bosworth As several of Brooklyn’s public libraries face demolition, the Historic Districts Council is swiftly taking steps to protect Manhattan’s own branches. In March, the New York Times reported that the Brooklyn Heights library will be razed in the near future, only to [&hellip
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West Village Bistro Serves Up a Health Scare

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Alta, a high-end restaurant in the West Village, briefly closed down after a pastry chef was found to have hepatitis A  How do “dark chocolate liquid truffles” sound? They may sound a little less appetizing when they come with the risk of contracting hepatitis A. The chocolate truffles are just one of 11 items on [&hellip
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The Plot Thickens: Seaport Update

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Pier_17_South_Street_Seaport South Street Seaport and its museum may soon be no more By Helaina Hovitz As suspected and outlined in last week’s article, March 20’s City Council “food market” victory announcement turned out to be a lot of smoke and mirrors. In approving a Uniform Land Use Review Process (ULURP) application with the Howard Hughes Corporation, [&hellip
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