Seaport Block Party Kicks Off Revival

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

Businesses long closed after Sandy have finally reopened and hope to keep up community support On Saturday, October 19, a block party was held to celebrate the re-opening of several restaurants and small businesses forced to stay closed for nearly a year after SuperStorm Sandy hit. The celebration featured old-fashioned carnival games, bands, dancers, costume-clad [&hellip
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out & about

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Friday October 25th Candlelight Ghost Tours Merchant’s House Museum 29 East 4 Street $40 6:00 p.m. and later Creep through this historical recreation of old-world New York and discover the ghouls, mysteries and haunted happenings that simply won’t go away. The tour guide will mix history and horror as you sneak through rooms of the [&hellip
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Prison for Sale in Chelsea

Written by Gina Conti on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

On a recent morning on the west side of Manhattan, Wendy Featherstone showed off a prime piece of real estate that many New Yorkers don’t know exists. The eight-story brick building in Chelsea’s gallery district has three terraces, one with views of the Statue of Liberty and cruise ships docking along the Hudson River. There’s [&hellip
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Ghost Tours & Pumpkins

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

Downtown is full of family-friendly local Halloween events this week The Big Quiz Thing Halloween Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street Oct. 29, 6:30pm From the NYC Media hit game show, the Big Quiz Thing brings its multimedia trivia spectacular back to Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street). Quizmaster Noah Tarnow and DJ EdP, [&hellip
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The Congregation Versus the Community

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Churches and synagogues throughout Manhattan facing economic hardship may find their financial plans thwarted by preservation efforts It’s hard to argue against preserving the city’s historic, soaring monuments to God. Churches and synagogues throughout Manhattan have been targeted by preservation enthusiasts since the city first created the Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1965. They have good [&hellip
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Village Halloween Parade Faces Obstacles in Comeback

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

After its first cancellation in a three-decade history last year, the parade is struggling to find enough money to raise itself from the dead The Village Halloween Parade has had quite the rough year. Last year, hurricane Sandy left the costumes, floats, and music inoperable. This year, organizers have been forced to turn to Internet [&hellip
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Downtown Biz Hosts “Nice Try Sandy” Party

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Meade’s, a locally-owned bar and restaurant at 22 Peck Slip at the South Street Seaport, is throwing a bash to celebrate its survival one year after Hurricane Sandy nearly destroyed it forever. Owner Lee Holin recalls surviving a 5-foot storm surge of ocean water and a harrowing three weeks of no electricity, broken equipment, not [&hellip
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Council Approves New Business District in Soho

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The City Council approved a measure to establish the SoHo Business Improvement District (BID), a public-private partnership designed to provide better services for businesses down an overcrowded stretch of Broadway. The project, which follows Broadway from Houston Street to Canal Street, has been years in the making. After an initial proposal was met with resistance [&hellip
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