Downtown Do-Gooders Hit Hollywood

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

National awards to honor two local young people inspired to make a difference On July 31, two young Lower Manhattanites will be honored at the 2013 VH1 Do Something Awards in Hollywood, California. Sasha Fisher, 24, and Daniel Maree, 25, will join celebrity social change activists like Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Hudson, LL Cool J, and [&hellip
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West Village Residents Say No to Glass Penthouse

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

Greenwich Village struggles to hold on to historic aesthetic Local residents are preparing to throw proverbial stones at a looming glass house in the Village. A developer is hoping to replace a one-story building in a historic area with a modern seven-story tower, featuring an entire exterior wall of glass and a two-floor glass penthouse [&hellip
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Post-Bloomberg Arts Funding Remains a Giant Question Mark

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Bloomberg to end $34 million Arts Advancement Initiative this year Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is the 13th richest person in the world. And come this November, when he leaves office, the cash probably won’t be flowing as freely into the greatest city in the world. It’s especially a scramble for the 245 arts organizations throughout [&hellip
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MTA to Improve Service

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is investing millions of dollars to improve and increase service on its subways, buses and commuter railroads over the next year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. The improvements are the result of additional state funds, increased revenue from fare and toll hikes and MTA cost-cutting, he said. Nearly all of the [&hellip
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Money Raised for Haiti

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

Last Wednesday the Edeyo Foundation co-founders Unik Ernest and Michael Pradieu welcomed over 300 supporters to the 6th Annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball presented by NIKE, at Highline Ballroom. The gala, hosted by Stephen Baldwin, raised over $200,000 for the organization that helps educate children in Haiti by rebuilding schools and providing students with a [&hellip
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King Kong Comes to Central Park

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

The myth becomes hip hop legend in city parks The City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage is celebrating the 40th anniversary of hip hop with a show (loosely based) on the myth of King Kong. This could only be the brainchild of seasoned collaborators and New Yorkers Randy Weiner and Alfred Preisser. It was the duos’ extensive [&hellip
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Why Spitzer vs. Stringer Matters

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

The winner of the comptroller race could shape city’s future Most New Yorkers don’t know what the city comptroller does, much less how to spell its archaic title. But New York City’s chief financial officer, or the comptroller, is arguably the second most important elected office in city government, and it will likely become even more [&hellip
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