Save Our Seaport Rally

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

Residents came out to voice their disaproval of a plan to develop the historic area On Saturday, October 5th, over 150 downtown residents and politicians rallied together to help “Save the Seaport” and speak out in favor of maintaining the historic nature of the Seaport and its museum. The rally was prompted by the New [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday Oct. 11 Art in Odd Places Festival This wacky festival invites dozens of artists each year to create artistic riffs on a theme throughout public spaces along 14th street, from river to river. This year’s theme is “Numbers.” Maps and program guides are available online to create a self-guided tour. Free, all day through [&hellip
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Spirit of 1976

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Graffiti covered for 37 years surfaces during building repair In Lower Manhattan, at the corner of Broad Street and South Street, is a wall about six feet high that faces out to New York Harbor. It’s part of an office complex at 125 Broad Street. The wall is being repaired, and as the white facing [&hellip
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Astor Place & Cooper Square Reconstruction Begins

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This week, work will begin on a City project to reconstruct the streetscape surrounding Astor Place and Cooper Square in the East Village. Over the next two years, the Department of Design and Construction (DDC), which is managing the project on behalf of the Department of Transportation (DOT), will install permanent pedestrian plazas on Astor [&hellip
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$150,000 Grant for LES Sandy Recovery

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The American Red Cross has awarded a $150,000 grant to Cooper Square Committee to support long-term recovery services for people of the Lower East Side affected by Superstorm Sandy. Cooper Square Committee will use the grant to provide housing assistance to storm-affected residents of high-rise cooperative communities by enrolling their buildings in public benefit programs [&hellip
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Downtown Hospital Merger Complete

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The merger of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital with New York Downtown Hospital was completed last week. The 180-bed community hospital, now renamed NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, remains the only hospital south of 14th Street in Manhattan, serving a daily population of some 750,000 residents, visitors and professionals. The merger was made possible with the assistance and approval of [&hellip
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LES Residents Call Emergency Meeting Over Drug Problem

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

Increase in illegal activity said to affect schools, housing complexes Two block associations on the Lower East Side called an emergency meeting September 25 after residents reported a sharp rise in drug activity in the area. Ayo Harrington, president of the East 4th Street Block Association and a member of Community Board 3, initiated the [&hellip
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