Chumley’s Neighbors Speak Out in Favor of Reopening

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in Business, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Bars Despite a lawsuit from a group of residents trying to prevent the bar re-opening, others living nearby support the historic bar The historic West Village speakeasy Chumley’s, shuttered since 2007, has been making headlines lately, as owner Jim Miller has been working to reopen its doors in 2014. While that news may be welcome [&hellip
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Business Briefs

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Business, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

 For downtown rents, some record highs Downtown- More data for the real-estate obsessed: Zumper.com, a listings web site, has tallied up median rents throughout Manhattan, and come up with some surprising findings. For downtown residents — regardless of whether you live in Battery Park, FiDi, Tribeca or the West Village — the news is not [&hellip
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Business Briefs

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Business, News Our Town, Our Town

<For U.E.S. rents, a (relative) bargain Upper East 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 East Siders, some good news: Zumper says the U.E.S. is among the cheapest neighborhoods in Manhattan, with one bedrooms [&hellip
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What’s Opening and Closing In Lower Manhattan

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Business, Eat & Drink

downtownalliancelogo Downtown Alliance’s Kelly Rush lets us know what’s opening and closing  Summer has officially begun and, just in time, we have a renovated playground open for children who aren’t stuck in a hot classroom, an Asian kitchen featuring healthy food so we don’t balloon out during swimsuit season and a lovely French café with plenty [&hellip
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Cell Phone Storage Companies Profit While Students Hurt

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Business, Posts

Is there a better target for robbery than a shady van filled with thousands of cellphones? That’s just one complication that arises when considering the city’s perplexing cell phone storage procedure for high school students. Cell phones are banned in city schools—probably with good reason—but students who attend schools with metal detectors, and want cellphones [&hellip
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NYC Food Carts: Behind the Scenes of New Regulations

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Business, Eat & Drink, Uncategorized

Despite the unappetizing nickname “street meat,” food carts are an extremely popular snack and meal option in the City. They range from basic coffee or pretzel carts to elaborate, gourmet food trucks with their own Yelp pages and faithful customers who have no qualms about waiting in line for—what could be—hours. Now the Department of [&hellip
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Chinatown Bus Crackdown: Travelers still waiting for a ride

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

Car-less travelers who want a cheap ride out of the city know they can count on a plethora of Chinatown buses, which pick up riders curbside and deposit them in various cities along the coast. They may be disappointed to learn this might not be the case for much longer. In light of recent deadly [&hellip
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Downtown Alliance’s Kelly Rush lets us know what’s opening and closing

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Business, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

compressedpasta By Kelly Rush Where the children go, the schools follow. In a sure sign that Lower Manhattan is adding more families than ever (our residential population has doubled in the last 10 years), a new child care center and preschool has opened off Washington Street across from Battery Park City. Just up the Hudson in [&hellip
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