Lights On…in Lower Manhattan

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Downtown Alliance’s Kelly Rush lets us know what’s opening and closing Without vision, a people perish. Or, in my version of this proverb for the column: Without glasses from the right eyewear shop, one might not be able to find one’s way to the spa…or to the restaurant for ribs. In this week’s edition, pamper [&hellip
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Fashion Week's Economic Boon

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Business, NY Press Exclusive, West Side Spirit

By Megan Bungeroth While some residents gripe about the unfavorable ramifications of having Fashion Week in their backyard, there are benefits to the community for hosting the event. In August 2011, the Fordham Consulting Group and Fordham University Graduate School of Business released an economic impact study outlining the effects of Fashion Week on the immediate [&hellip
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Former St. Vincents Hospital is planned to be replaced with luxury condos

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After St. Vincent’s Hospital closed in April of 2010, the Lower West Side has been without a full service hospital for its 385 thousand residents. Now Rudin Management Co., after purchasing the former hospital campus for $260 million this past Oct., wants to convert the site into luxury condominiums. Rudins seeks an upzoning of the [&hellip
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Beads of Paradise offers more than you’d expect

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I had a shocking admission to make to Joe, who manages the absolutely magical Beads of Paradise shop at 16 E. 17th St.: “I’m not really a ‘bead person.’” As soon as it was out of my mouth, I wondered if I had been unspeakably rude—Beads of Paradise is, as its name strongly suggests, a [&hellip
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Halstead Property’s Fourth Quarter Report Released

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Halstead Property released their fourth quarter market report earlier this week as apartment sale prices fell slightly from last year, basing their report off of 1,645 recorded Manhattan apartment sales, which had dropped 13 percent from the fourth quarter of 2010. Average apartment prices suffered a three percent decline $1,391,745. The median price also fell [&hellip
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eBay Opens 24/7 Shoppable Storefront

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Window shopping has just been taken to a whole new level by eBay. With their new  storefront window display (designed by Jonathan Adler) eBay has teamed up with a group of tastemakers to showcase a collection of new, must-have merchandise for the fall season. Confused? The merchandise is intended as “inspiration” for the passing window-shopper. [&hellip
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Raising a Family and Strengthening the City

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Lower Manhattan By Tristan Hallman Office cleaner Alberto Moore, 50, left the New York University campus at 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 13, but his day wasn’t done. Three hours later, he stood on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 91st Street, handing out flyers for New York State Assembly candidate Dan Quart. Quart, a Democrat, [&hellip
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Keeping Students Safe and the Union Strong

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Security Officer By Ellen Keohane As a security officer, Nicole Tanis occasionally faces angry or annoyed people who just want to get past her. “It’s really important to stay calm,” she advised. “You need to be patient, alert and aware of what’s going on,” she added. Tanis, 57, currently works at Columbia University for Summit [&hellip
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