Citi Bike Adds Bikes, Helmets

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Riders who use New York City’s bike-sharing program can now rent a helmet too. Bike tour and rental company Bike and Roll NYC is partnering with Citi Bike to provide helmet rentals to all users of the program. Helmets can be rented at 10 locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. They can be rented in one [&hellip
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Grant for St. Mark’s Church on the Bowery

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The New York Landmarks Conservancy announced that St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, located in Greenwich Village, will receive a Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge Grant of $35,000. “It’s vital to renew and repair religious buildings,” said Peg Breen, President of The New York Landmarks Conservancy. “Not only do these sites convey their communities’ [&hellip
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Ladies’ Day Out Downtown

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

Two new local stores to hit with the girls The new e.l.f. (eyes, lips, face) flagship store beckoned me from blocks away. Upon entering the space, outfitted with makeup artists, shiny display cases, and makeover stations, I thought that, surely, I was seeing things. Mascara for $2? Must be a misprint. However, as my eyes [&hellip
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‘Hood Happenings

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We want to hear about what’s going on right in your neighborhood. Do you belong to a civic or neighborhood organization, a church or synagogue, a Little League team, or a local volunteer group? Tell us what’s happening your ‘hood; send news to hoodhappenings@strausnews.com. Cheese Class Do you love cheese? Of course, who doesn’t? Do [&hellip
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A Chef with a Lot on His Plate

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

Jean-Georges dishes on breakfast, ginger, and his new venture, ABC Cocina The restaurant scene in New York City, or the world for that matter, would be very different without Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Forty years ago, a young Jean-Georges ate at his first 3-Star Michelin-rated restaurant and was immediately smitten. He started there as an apprentice and [&hellip
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Will Democratic Primary Be Like 2001 or 1977?

Written by Tom Allon on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

The first round of voting for our next mayor could easily repeat history Like the old saying goes: “Those who do not understand history are destined to repeat it.” This is true in local politics as it is for broader social issues. And in this year’s mayoral campaign, it may be more instructive to rewind [&hellip
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Downtown Do-Gooders Hit Hollywood

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

National awards to honor two local young people inspired to make a difference On July 31, two young Lower Manhattanites will be honored at the 2013 VH1 Do Something Awards in Hollywood, California. Sasha Fisher, 24, and Daniel Maree, 25, will join celebrity social change activists like Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Hudson, LL Cool J, and [&hellip
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