Plotting Downtown Traffic Deaths

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A new study of pedestrian fatilities in New York pinpoints the danger zones downtown. The report by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign analyzes traffic fatality data for the entire region, showing details of each death in the three years from 2010 to 2012. According to the group, 26 pedestrians died from traffic accidents below 23rd Street [&hellip
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Memorializing a Neighborhood Advocate

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

Effort underway to co-name Peck Slip after community board member Community Board 1 is spearheading an effort to co-name Peck Slip after a longtime Community Board 1 member and Seaport resident who recently passed away. Harold Reed, a former art dealer and theatrical producer, chaired CB1’s Arts and Entertainment Committee since 2001 and was a [&hellip
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Celebrating older workers

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The New York Academy of Medicine, in conjunction with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announced the winners of their first annual Age-Smart Employer Awards, which recognizes NYC employers who value older workers. The winners include the Montefiore Medical Center, Pfizer Inc., Renewal Care Partners and Ristorante Settepani & Settepani Bakery. All winners were judged on [&hellip
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CUNY students pitch business plans

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More than 200 students from the City University of New York, faculty and members of New York City’s business community attended the kick-off event for the 12th Annual IVE SmartPitch Challenge, hosted by Baruch College and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship. The Smart Pitch Challenge, created by the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise, [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, February 14 Okamoto Studio: I Heart Ice Sculpture 220 Vesey Street 12 p.m. Renowned artisans from Okamoto Studio transform ordinary blocks of ice into fantastic and beautiful Valentine’s Day themed sculptures. Enjoy live carving, wander through the installation, and join in the fun by taking your picture with a sculpture and sharing it on [&hellip
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Minding Manhattan’s Business

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

The President of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce talks about the Second Avenue Subway, the Super Bowl, and Mayor Bloomberg After college, Nancy Ploeger set off on a cross-country adventure to find the city that would become her home one day. Local businesses are very fortunate that she decided on New York. This year, she [&hellip
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A Dangerous Walk for Spruce Street Kids

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

Parents worried about nearby traffic Parents of kids who attend the Spruce Street School in the Financial District say that since September, they’ve had to contend with narrow, congested streets, box trucks backing onto sidewalks, major construction, and a 20-foot-tall inflatable rat while walking their kids to school. All that, plus kids who have picked [&hellip
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What Will Happen to the Horses?

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

Carriage horses The city’s horse carriage industry may be coming to an end – but no one is quite sure where the animals will go The horses pulling carriages through Central Park aren’t aware that their working days are numbered, which is probably for the best, considering their uncertain future. Currently there are about 220 horses registered [&hellip
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