How Safe is Our Pre-Cut Produce?

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

A renewed focus on bodegas following a Hep A scare The recent Hepatitis A exposure at the Westside Market at 97th and Broadway had consumers all over the city reeling — and wondering if they can trust their local grocer. The incident came as a result of the disease potentially being spread from an infected [&hellip
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After DOMA

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

The LGBT movement shifts its focus beyond marriage Vinny Allegrini shuffles slowly into the diner down the block from his West Village apartment, his gaunt legs shaking as he sits down cautiously. Vinny is followed closely by his husband of almost 20 years, Mark de Solla Price, who keeps a close eye on his partner. [&hellip
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Local Vendors Come to Chelsea Bazaar

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

On Saturday, August 24th, 35 local businesses gathered to bring food, drink, and handcrafted goods to Chelsea. The over 600 attendees enjoyed tastings from eateries like Swine NYC, Caveman Foods, and Betel, while Six Point Brewery, Four Roses Bourbon, NYC Brew Craft Labs, and Jack From Brooklyn poured beer and liquor all night
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Silver Supports Grand Street Ferry Stop

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

NYC’s Economic Development Corporation is considering a plan to expand the East River ferry service by adding a stop at Grand Street, a plan that now has the support of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.  “This portion of the Lower East Side has traditionally been severely underserved when it comes to public transit,” said Silver in [&hellip
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Battery Park City Authority President Out

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

On Aug. 16, ten months after being appointed by Gov. Cuomo as president and Chief Operating Officer of the Battery Park City Authority, Demetrios Boutris abruptly handed in his resignation.  The authority has appointed Chief Financial Officer Robert Serpico as interim president and C.O.O. A spokesperson for the authority did not give a reason for [&hellip
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Charging for Plastic

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Downtowners debate proposed 10-cent fee for plastic bags New Yorkers throw out 100,000 tons of plastic bags a year — taking up to 1,000 years to fully biodegrade. Now, City Council members Brad Lander (D – Brooklyn) and Margaret Chin (D – Lower Manhattan) have introduced legislation that – if passed – would mandate stores [&hellip
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Do Endorsements Really Influence Voters?

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

Why regular folks might care about who newspapers and bigwigs pick When I was the publisher of a chain of weekly newspapers (including this one), each year around this time, numerous political candidates came to our office for their endorsement interviews. In races for city council or the state assembly or senate, where most voters [&hellip
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Danger on East Broadway

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

Questions about safety in the Lower East Side neighborhood after massive brawl leads to stabbing A street fight involving 30-40 men on the Lower East Side last Monday resulted in a 17-year-old being stabbed and has prompted the question of whether the neighborhood around the F Stop on East Broadway is safe. Police confirmed an [&hellip
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