Residents Say City Hid Relocation Plans

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

Concerns voiced over planned probation office, lack of transparency in Civic Center plan Even before Cas Holloway, the city’s Deputy Mayor for Operations, let slip at a Community Board 1 meeting that the city had plans to move the probation department to a residential area in the Financial District, complaints were brewing from board members [&hellip
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Greenmarket Farmers and Customers Wary of Cuts

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

After $5 billion cut from food stamps program nationwide, farmers’ market customers will have to cut back The stereotypical farmers’ market customer may be thought of as an upper class, vegan yoga instructor looking for some kale and grass-fed beef. But the reality may surprise you. In 2012, GrowNYC GreenMarkets counted over $800,000 in sales [&hellip
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Downtown elected leaders formally ask EDC to share their Seaport plans

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

A coalition of downtown officials sent a letter to the NYC Economic Development Corporation on Oct. 31 imploring them – along with the Howard Hughes Corporation – to be more transparent about their plans to develop the South Street Seaport. The letter, addressed to NYCEDC Executive Director Kyle Kimball, said, “There is a great deal [&hellip
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Out & About

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

Friday November 15 Free Flu Shots Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor South 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer and Visiting Nurse Service of New York are providing free flue shots. Co-sponsored by Manhattan Community Board 1-12 RSVP is required to ensure adequate supply. 212-669-4451, rsvp@manhattanbp.org The Downtown [&hellip
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Op-Ed: 7-Eleven and the East Village

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

The now-ubiquitous chain has infiltrated even those neighborhoods that don’t want it The new 7-Eleven on the corner of Avenue A and East 11th Street is, in the eyes of many long time East Villagers, the first real corporate chain to breach the box that is our “Alphabet City” neighborhood (excluding the McDonald’s on 14th [&hellip
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A Date with Kate on Broadway

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

First Date’s Kate Loprest on blind dates, Match.com, and Henry Cavill Although we’ve all been on the quintessential disastrous first date, there are always some that turn out to be exciting surprises. This is what First Date is – an hour and a half of heartwarming (and at times, heart-crushing) fun. It chronicles a first [&hellip
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Cheese Farmers Visit the City

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On Friday, November 8th, 75 New York State and New England dairy farmers arrived in the Big Apple to personally give thanks to New Yorkers for their loyalty and support during the Cabot Dairy Farmer Gratitude Tour. Coach buses, wrapped in signature Cabot plaid, traveled throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn dropping off the farmers at their [&hellip
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Reporting By Drawing

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

In her 30 years as a courtroom sketch artist, Elizabeth Williams has witnessed and recorded many famous cases Elizabeth Williams takes low-tech tools into a place where cameras and other recording devices aren’t allowed – federal courtrooms. With her brushes, pencils, pastels, paint and paper she re-creates scenes that would not normally be seen by [&hellip
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The Landmarking Wars: What’s Next at City Hall?

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

Developers, preservationists gear up for post-election battle For key players in the fight between developers and preservationists, the countdown to a new city administration boils down to this: how will Bill de Blasio approach development in Manhattan? On the one hand, de Blasio has a record of siding with preservationists, dating back to his days [&hellip
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