Downtown Hospital Merger Complete

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The merger of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital with New York Downtown Hospital was completed last week. The 180-bed community hospital, now renamed NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, remains the only hospital south of 14th Street in Manhattan, serving a daily population of some 750,000 residents, visitors and professionals. The merger was made possible with the assistance and approval of [&hellip
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LES Residents Call Emergency Meeting Over Drug Problem

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

Increase in illegal activity said to affect schools, housing complexes Two block associations on the Lower East Side called an emergency meeting September 25 after residents reported a sharp rise in drug activity in the area. Ayo Harrington, president of the East 4th Street Block Association and a member of Community Board 3, initiated the [&hellip
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Art Versus Real Estate in SoHo

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

The fight at 529 Broadway pits developers against some of the neighborhood’s pioneering artists A fight over a 77-year-old SoHo building is pitting some of the city’s highest-profile real estate investors against some of the founding artists of the neighborhood. The Landmarks Preservation Commission last month unanimously approved developers’ plans to demolish the building at [&hellip
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David McWater Resigns From Community Board 3

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

Longtime Community Board 3 member and former chairperson David McWater announced his resignation, effective immediately, at the board’s Sept. 24 meeting. In a statement given to Our Town Downtown, McWater said the recent death of his father and mother-in-law as well as the friction between him and the LES Dwellers contributed to his decision. The [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday Oct. 4 Oktoberfest 2013 at Andaz Wall Street 75 Wall Street 5:00PM – 8:00PM The Biergarten at Andaz Wall Street brings the best of Oktoberfest to Wall Street for New Yorkers to enjoy right in their own backyard. Authentic beer, food, entertainment and stein holding contests! Any guest who arrives in traditional clothing (lederhosen [&hellip
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