Deadline for 9/11 Compensation Draws Near

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On Monday, September 9, local elected officals gathered to draw attention to the impending deadline for victims of 9/11 to register for benefits related to the Victims’ Compensation Fund (VCF).  The financial compensation available through the VCF applies to injured and ill 9/11 first-responders and survivors. Those sites include not only the World Trade Center, [&hellip
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P.S. 150 Avoids Move from Tribeca to Chelsea

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The New York City Department of Education has announced that it will not relocate P.S. 150, heeding the protests of parents, community leaders, and Lower Manhattan elected officials in their fight to keep the school in the neighborhood.  Earlier this year, the DOE proposed to relocate P.S. 150 in Tribeca to the future Foundling School [&hellip
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Flu Shots for Lower Manhattan

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This Saturday, September 14, Monte Sion Christian Church will be hosting a flu shot clinic from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at 297 East Third Street, between Avenues C and D on the Lower East Side. The clinic is sponsored and administered by Duane Reade pharmarcy and Manhattan Together, an organization comprised of members of [&hellip
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Parents Fight Back Against Co-Location

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

Community leaders say there’s not enough space and class size will increase A proposal by the Department of Education to co-locate an early college program in the same building as the Neighborhood University High School on the Lower East Side has been met with staunch resistance from community leaders and parents.  The proposal would add [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, September 13 Rise Up Downtown 2013 10 Desbrosses Street, 9 PM – 1 AM, $195 plus $5.87 fee Fundraiser. Open Bar, Silent Auction, Panoramic Views. Live Music by Jim Roberti Band. A September 11, 2001 Commemorative Ball. Tuesday’s Children serves all those directly impacted by the events of September 11, 2001 — children, families, [&hellip
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Going Against the Grain with Meghan McCain

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

The senator’s daughter on living in NYC and her new show Many people who can will leave the city for the summer. Not Meghan McCain. She spent the season in a loft in the heart of Little Italy filming her new docu-talk series, Raising McCain, which premieres on September 14th. The twenty-eight-year-old, who is used [&hellip
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From Shelter to Catwalk

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

A recovering addict getting back on his feet will walk as a model at Fashion Week David Butler spends his nights at the NYC Rescue Mission, checking residents in and out of the showers and performing general housekeeping duties. He’s been enrolled in the shelter’s 12-step recovery program for about five and a half months, [&hellip
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