Crime Victims Center Faces Severe Budget Crisis

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Center for victims of violent crime could lose vital programs An organization that serves New Yorkers in crisis is facing a crisis of its own, which could affect hundreds of crime victims in the city. The Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC) of St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital serves survivors of sexual and domestic abuse, and has [&hellip
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Writers Pay Tribute to Late Poet Harvey Shapiro

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By Linda Kleinbub The buoyant tribute to poet Harvey Shapiro in the rare books room of The Strand Bookstore — celebrating the release of his posthumous collection A Momentary Glory: Last Poems, just out from Wesleyan Press — was overstuffed with love from Shapiro’s fellow poets, protégés and admirers. Over 120 people packed the room [&hellip
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World Trade Center’s Most Congested Pedestrian Zone Widened

Written by Verena Dobnik on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

The improved site also received funding to complete 3 World Trade Center Lower Manhattan The most congested pedestrian area by the World Trade Center was expanded on Monday. And just hours earlier, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said funding had been approved to ensure completion of 3 World Trade Center, an 80-story, $2.3 billion tower [&hellip
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Historical Society Unseals Century-Old Time Capsule

Written by Verena Dobnik on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

The New-York Historical Society revealed the contents of a time capsule first sealed in 1914 A century-old time capsule, filled mostly with documents by long-gone Wall Street businessmen celebrating New York as a commercial hub, was unsealed Wednesday. Spectators at the New-York Historical Society gathered around the mysterious bronze box as workers wearing surgical gloves [&hellip
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LETTERS: Weighing In On The Bikes vs. Pedestrians Debate

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Last week, we ran an editorial from editor-in-chief Kyle Pope arguing that cyclists bear the onus of responsibility for safety on the streets and in the parks. Readers weigh in below, with some dissent, and some ideas for improving safety overall. Blame the Cars, Not the Bikes A comment from the web on our editorial [&hellip
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Ask a Broker: How Should I Prepare My Pet for a co-op Board Interview?

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With board packages prepped and ready for approval, there still might be a little more grooming to be done for your beloved canine to pass the pet interview. Potentially pesky dogs could be problematic when it comes to seeking approval of the coop Board, but here are some tried and true tips for success: Co-op [&hellip
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In Columbia Apartment Battle, It’s The Long-Term Renters Who Pay

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

How hidden cameras and housing court are used by one West Side landlord to force out rent-stabilized tenants Gloria Mejia’s son took a long look at the smoke detector in the hallway outside his apartment and knew something was amiss. Smoke detectors run on a battery, he told himself, so why does this one look [&hellip
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Southbridge Towers Goes Private

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

The Mitchell Lama complex voted to convert subsidized apartments to market rate Two Bridges Two-thirds of residents at Southbridge Towers voted for the complex to exit the Mitchell Lama affordable housing program and take their apartments private last week. The move will allow them to convert their subsidized apartments into market rate apartments and realize [&hellip
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A Briney Tradition Thrives

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The Pickle Guys are the last neighborhood hold-outs of a beloved culinary preparation Story & Photos By Hannah Griffin Lower East Side Late afternoon on a Monday, customers stream in and out of the cavernous, narrow storefront of The Pickle Guys at 49 Essex Street. Red tubs filled to the brim with pickled cucumbers, pineapple, [&hellip
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