Bill Highlights Issues For Harassed Tenants

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Lawmakers hope increased penalties for tenant harassment will deter unscrupulous landlords A recently passed measure in the city council that toughens penalties for landlords found guilty of tenant harassment is receiving mixed reviews from affordable housing advocates, who say increasing penalties against unscrupulous landlords is a worthy cause, but more must be done. The legislation, [&hellip
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Another Downtown Team, Once Again Squeezed For Space

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown

Work to remove PCBs in a public school displaces girls basketball league Greenwich Village Yet another sports league is facing a space crunch in lower Manhattan. Following an earlier report in Our Town Downtown about a successful girls’ softball team that is struggling to find a home field, the commissioner of a girls’ basketball league [&hellip
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Out in the Open

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown

LMCC Open Studios offers free public programming Lower Manhattan From High Line Open Studios in Chelsea to Bushwick Open Studios in Brooklyn, it’s not unusual for artists, performance spaces and galleries throughout the five boroughs to invite audiences to take a glimpse at the creative process. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Open Studio Weekend, held from [&hellip
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Washington Square Favorite Shines at Vendy Awards

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Vegetarian food cart NY Dosas drew rave reviews and long lines at this weekend’s food truck festival and awards By Adelle Brodbeck Nestled into a far corner of Governor’s Island on a gray Saturday were close to thirty of the city’s finest food vendors, neatly corralled into a triangle of tasty trucks.This year the Vendy [&hellip
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Twelfth Night

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Photographer seeks one last night with long-lost love One of photographer Florence Montmare’s most important relationships ended in 2002, when she broke up with a man she shared an apartment with, a man she thought she’d be with forever. Now, more than a decade later, she’s inviting him to share a bed with her, one [&hellip
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The Psychoanalyst Behind a Novel

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Author with a background rooted in psychology tells stories that captivate diverse audiences Lisa Gornick has taken her degree in psychology and combined it with her love for writing. What results is a thoughtful second novel, “Tinderbox,” in which she explores themes of family, culture, and violence, skillfully intertwining them with Jewish history. Due to [&hellip
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Downtown FALL PREVIEW

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown

Arts Our top picks for arts and cultural events in your neighborhood From film to food to family affairs, Our Town Downtown’s fall preview delivers a sampling of upcoming arts and cultural events the neighborhood has to offer this season. FILM Buster Keaton’s The General Part of Anthology Film Archives’ Essential Cinema Repertory collection, a [&hellip
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The Sixth Borough: Losing Pixy

Written by Becca Tucker on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

When I got home from work and her mop-topped silhouette wasn’t quivering in the screen door, I knew Pixy was gone. If there’s anything worse than losing your dog, it has to be losing someone else’s. We had begged for my uncle’s cockapoo to come stay on the farm. My uncle’s girlfriend said sure, Pixy [&hellip
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Shut Up and Talk

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New study shows putting cell phones out of sight can enhance in-person conversations Can the mere presence of a mobile device during a face-to-face conversation affect the quality of social interaction? Absolutely, according to a study led by Shalini Misra, assistant professor in the Urban Affairs and Planning program in Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region. [&hellip
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A Place for Literary Pirates

Written by Oliver Morrison on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Artist Beatrice Glow has created a free library on a boat in the Hudson River New York artist Beatrice Glow is building shelves and stacking books on a historic boat along the Hudson River for her latest art installation: a floating library. While many of the 150 people that can fit on the boat may [&hellip
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