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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Redistributing Wealth for Downtown Parks

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

Significant hurdles seen for Squadron’s bill seeking to equalize NYC park funding A bill put forth by State Senator Daniel Squadron (D-26) that seeks to equalize funding for NYC parks was scrutinized at a Community Board 3 meeting last week. The bill would create a Neighborhood Parks Alliance under the city’s Parks Department that would [&hellip
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Community Calendar

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Thursday, July 18 Community Board 1 Quality of Life Committee meeting, 6 p.m., Board Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709 Community Board 2 Full Board meeting, 6 p.m., Scholastic Building, 557 Broadway (bet. Prince & Spring Sts.), Auditorium Monday, July 22 Community Board 2 meeting of 75 Morton Task Force, 6 p.m., Board Conference Room, [&hellip
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Bug Bomb Gone Wrong Causes Building Collapse

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New York’s fire department says a building partly collapsed and caught fire in Chinatown on Thursday, sending six people to hospitals. At least three of them were in serious condition. The Fire Department got the call around 12:45 p.m. Thursday. The fire was under control shortly after 1:30 p.m. Authorities later discovered that the source [&hellip
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Conviction in Soho House Murder

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

The playboy boyfriend of a fashion designer was convicted last Thursday of strangling and drowning her in the bathtub of a swank hotel room after a tumultuous six-month relationship. Nicholas Brooks, whose father was an Oscar-winning composer who wrote “You Light Up My Life,” put his face in his hands silently as the murder verdict [&hellip
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Kicked Out of the Club

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State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman successfully obtained a $950,000 settlement from Aldom James, the former president of the National Arts Club, to pay back the $1.5 million that he siphoned off from the prestigious non-profit organization. Schneiderman accused James of using a “unique mixture of charm, intimidation, secrecy and deception” to tighten control over the [&hellip
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