What the next Landmarks Chair could mean for downtown

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

Op Ed By Andrew Berman, Executive Director, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation There’s been much speculation lately about who the next Chair of the City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission will be. Though there are competing theories as to who the frontrunner is, all agree that whoever is chosen will have a huge impact on our [&hellip
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Fighting for historic Tribeca

Written by Jeff Stone on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Residents scramble to landmark a 120-year-old building slated for demolition TRIBECA The noble fortress on the edge of Tribeca is not going to surrender quietly. The building located at 67 Vestry Street was once home to a number of prolific New York artists but now the warehouse-turned-creative space is at risk of being torn down. [&hellip
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The noise in our heads

Written by Nick Martinez on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

What’s up with that? A bill in the City Council attacks 24-hour work permits For three nights in recent months, the construction project near where Jane Bonia lives has been loud enough to jolt her out of bed. “The noise is incredibly loud,” said Bonia. “It’s impossible to sleep while they’re banging on metal. I’m [&hellip
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Teens on the Community Board

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

A resolution in the City Council would open up the boards to younger members Seventeen-year-old Quentin Dupouy became interested in politics when he campaigned for Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012. Later he attended community board meetings to draw attention to a program he created to help foreign exchange students learn English. This led him to [&hellip
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Champions of the Mind

Written by Omar Crespo on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

The annual Memory Championship tests the outer limits of contestants’ memory skills Gramercy Park Every two years, the Olympic Games remind the world of humans’ extraordinary athletic abilities. Another event, less well-known but arguably just as important in touting achievement, happens every year, to champion the power of the mind. The USA Memory Championship is [&hellip
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Restaurant Inspection Ratings

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

The following listings were collected from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s website and include the most recent inspection and grade reports listed. We have included every restaurant listed during this time within the zip codes of our neighborhoods. Some reports list numbers with their explanations; these are the number of violation points a [&hellip
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