Manhattan Borough President Candidates

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We asked the four candidates why they should get your vote Gale A. Brewer Democrat City Councilmember, District 6 Your number one priority on your first day in office: Your “first day” as an elected official is the day you’re elected. I will start by listening to the needs of every community, and by building [&hellip
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Local Businesses Form Seaport Alliance

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A group of small locally owned businesses in the historic district around the South Street Seaport announced that they have formed a non-profit merchants’ association called The Old Seaport Alliance, intended to help bolster business in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction. The group, which includes businesses and residents north of South Street, south of [&hellip
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Chanting Fast-Food Workers Protest Downtown

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City fast-food workers are participating in a nationwide protest over low wages. About 150 workers and supporters rallied Thursday outside a Wendy’s in downtown Manhattan. They chanted “We can’t survive on $7.25.” Workers are demanding $15 an hour. That’s more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25. The restaurant was open but there were [&hellip
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Born Again: The Financial District’s Revitalization from Desolation and Devastation

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

Since 9/11, and years later Hurricane Sandy, hit Downtown Manhattan, business has been slowly rebuilding in the Financial District It used to be that the Financial District shut down right at 5 p.m., right when its commuters vacated their offices and traveled to homes outside the neighborhood. The desolate feeling of the streets after-hours was [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, September 6 TriBeCa Cinemas Presents Premiere Screening of “Daywalking” TriBeCa Cinemas, 54 Varick Street 7:30 PM- 11:30 PM, free “Daywalking” follows a man into his subconscious mind, delving into his imagination as he is inspired by his urban surroundings. Choreographed by Gregory Dolbashian, the dancers from The DASH Ensemble are an army in all [&hellip
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The Bloomberg Referendum

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

What’s at stake on September 10 and November 5 The primary election season is, thankfully, coming to a close and after all the forums and tv commercials and media coverage of issues and sexcapades, it’s finally decision time. It is feeling like September 10th will be a referendum on the Bloomberg era, with Christine Quinn [&hellip
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