East Village Preservation Efforts to Culminate

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Photo courtesy of willyg by Naomi Cohen After heated debate since last summer, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will vote on Tuesday on approving what will be the first large-scale historic district in the East Village/Lower East Side. The title would enact regulations to preserve old buildings, including several religious institutions, and would slow down large-scale development. The district, one [&hellip
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City to Celebrate Newest Warship

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Photo courtesy of SurfaceWarriors by Naomi Cohen The USS Michael Murphy will be the navy’s newest commissioned warship on Saturday, with celebrations all week including parachute jumps over the Hudson River, cannon salutes at Pier 88 and bell ringing at the New York Stock Exchange. According to the commissioning committee’s website, the event “bring[s] a ship to life” and “marks [&hellip
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City Responds to Meningitis Outbreak

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Photo courtesy of Sanofi Pasteur by Naomi Cohen In response to a meningitis outbreak among HIV-infected men in New York, the city is launching a campaign to encourage vaccination. The Department of Health announced the outbreak on Sept. 27: “Since August 2010, we’ve detected 12 cases of this very specific strain but what we’re most concerned about is that in [&hellip
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Music Island Reemerges Amid Prospect Park

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Courtesy of Wiki Creative Commons by Nora Bosworth New Yorkers who have walked around Prospect Park of late probably noticed that long construction sign curving around the Southern part of the pedestrian loop, advertising the soon-to-be “Lakeside” site. What they likely didn’t know about was Music Island, nestled quietly in a cove off the lake’s southeastern shore, waiting to be [&hellip
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Comptroller’s Financial Report on M.T.A. Shows Tough Fare Hikes Planned

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. The New York State comptroller released a report on Tuesday showing that while the Metropolitan Transport Authority’s finances are better off than they were two years ago, there’s still a long way to go; unfortunately, the M.T.A.’s path to fiscal sustainability will include more fare hikes. In 2010, fares went up by 7.5 percent. The [&hellip
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Business Pushes Back as Paid Sick Leave Compromise Advances

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Dan Garodnick via City & State Councilmembers are contemplating a compromise paid sick leave bill this week, but the city’s business lobby is scrambling to shut it down. Partnership for New York City CEO Kathryn Wylde has been reminding lawmakers that requiring paid sick days for employees could be detrimental to city commerce, especially small businesses. To read the full article at City [&hellip
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Hundreds Turn Out At Rally For NYPD Reform

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Via City & State A few hundred New Yorkers turned out for a rally Thursday morning to protest the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy and to advocate for reform of the embattled police force. The rally was attended by several elected officials, including New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams, who is one of the sponsors of the proposed Community Safety [&hellip
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City Faces Lawsuit After Approving NYU Expansion Plan

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NYU's 2031 expansion plan hopes to add new buildings to the campus. (Photo courtesy of Gothamist) The City Planning Commission and the City Council caused an uproar after they approved New York University’s expansion plan in July of 2012. Eleven groups opposing the construction announced on Tuesday that they are filing a lawsuit against the city. The lawsuit, filed Monday in the State Supreme Court in Manhattan, lists 11 individual plaintiffs, as [&hellip
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