Bookseller Braves Cold Streets, Lukewarm Market

Written by Owen Agnew on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Zachary Aptekar says the book-selling business isn’t as robust as it once was It’s Saturday afternoon in November, sunny and brisk but not too cold — still decent weather for selling books. Zachary Aptekar has set up his tables just east of Washington Square Park, next to a food truck in front of the NYU [&hellip
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Hudson River Park Waterfront Could be Open for Development

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

Gov. Cuomo signs bill that would allow the park to sell air rights one block inland Hudson River Park, which extends along the waterfront from 59th Street all the way to Chambers Street, was created in 1998 to be New York City’s first self-sustainable park, gaining revenue from its surrounding parklands and developed piers. But [&hellip
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Delis and Diners Kvetch Over Knish Shortage

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

But for some, it’s a blessing in disguise when customers have to buy their fresh knishes Diners, delis and pushcarts nationwide let out a collective groan when they found out that Gabila knishes would be no more — at least for awhile. Gabila is one of the largest mass producers of the knish – the [&hellip
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Online Buzz: 7-Eleven

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

Last week’s op-ed story by Lower East Side resident Brian Katz, who lamented the opening of a 7-Eleven in his neighborhood. generated a big response on nypress.com. Here are a few of the comments: “Maybe after six months to a year, they will shut down because their customer base is nonexistent – crosses fingers – [&hellip
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Out & About

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

Friday, November 22 Literary Partners Event: Poems of Ecological Sanity Poets House, 10 River Terrace Free A reading and conversation regarding eco-poetics and the environment. With particpants Quincy Troupe, Nancy Mercado, Eliot Katz and Dean Kostos. Radical Responsibility Program for Professionals Shambhala Center, 118 West 22nd Street, btwn 6th and 7th Avenues 7 – 9 [&hellip
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Looking for Answers On the L.E.S.

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

A spate of teen-focused violence has rattled the neighborhood After what has been a violent year on the Lower East Side – including the shooting deaths of two teenagers — police, after-school programs, and members of the community are working to bring peace to the neighborhood. A lot of that effort has centered around after-school [&hellip
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