Every Day is Your Birthday in the West Village

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

Harold Moore brings international flavor – and fantastic bread – to his restaurant Commerce On the dessert menu at Commerce, there is always birthday cake. It’s yellow with chocolate frosting and sprinkles and always served with a lit candle, even if it’s not your birthday. “It’s an immediate smile,” said Chef Harold Moore of his [&hellip
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Shutdown Hits Downtown Vets

Written by Audrey McGlinchy on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Vendors selling souvenirs near the Statue of Liberty have suffered a loss of business been since the government shutdown On an average day, 10,000 visitors tour the Statue of Liberty. If the vendors lining the sidewalk along nearby Battery Place and State Street are lucky, a slice of those tourists leave with a souvenir to [&hellip
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The New Face of Downtown

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Corey Johnson won the September primary and is already thinking about how he will serve District 3 next year in the council Corey Johnson cannot slow down. After winning the Democratic primary in the city council race for District 3, representing Chelsea and the West Village, Johnson is running virtually unopposed in the general election, [&hellip
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Comedian Garners Laughs and Money for a Good Cause

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

Local stand-up comic with Crohn’s disease uses his talents to help others Matt Nagin, a comedian who performed at the Gotham Comedy Foundation fundraiser last week, like most stand-up comedians, can’t help cracking several jokes during regular conversation. But unlike most comedians, Nagin uses laughter as his own personal medicine. “I have Crohn’s disease, which [&hellip
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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