‘Hood Happenings

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Wednesday, Aug. 14 Pitch Perfect musical rendition along Hudson River. Pier 1, West 70th St, Riverside Park. Free. riversideparkfund.org Thursday, Aug. 15 Hurricane Sandy benefit exhibit at Exchange Alley restaurant in East Village. Also Aug. 16 Bowling Green Greenmarket with fresh offerings from local farms. Broadway at Battery Place. 8 AM – 5 PM. Grownyc.org. [&hellip
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Live By The Test, Die By The Test

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

The Common Core is counting the wrong metrics for education New York City’s education system, like the rest of America’s, has been hijacked by politicians who are eager to tout their success at making much-needed gains. Remember “No Child Left Behind?” That was the George W. Bush administration’s catchy title for revamping public education in [&hellip
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LowLine Park Gets Real

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

Aerial View The plan to construct a massive public space underground has raised significant capital and support As Lower East Side residents continue to clamor for green space, one project on the horizon – or rather, under it – inches closer to the reality of bringing a brand new natural haven for the local population. The LowLine, [&hellip
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Pity The 2013 Political Candidates

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

The public and the media has neglected to cover two interesting and important races It’s hard enough braving the wilting summer heat and standing at subway stations each morning shaking hands and passing out flyers. Then there’s the endless public events and candidate forums that occupy every waking moment – when you’re not on the [&hellip
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NYC Rescue Mission Expanding

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

Three new floors will more than double capacity and increase services The NYC Rescue Mission has been serving the city’s homeless population for over a century, but an upcoming addition is set to expand its services in completely new ways, allowing it to provide an overnight shelter for women for the first time. The Mission’s [&hellip
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The Transformation of the Whitney

Written by Katya Johns on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

The Whitney Museum is half way through the big move from its Upper East Side home to a new facility downtown The Whitney Museum has been house-hunting for years. After almost five decades in its current home, the Marcel Breuer-designed building on the Upper East Side’s Madison Avenue, the famed modern and contemporary art museum [&hellip
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