Ladies’ Day Out Downtown

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

Two new local stores to hit with the girls The new e.l.f. (eyes, lips, face) flagship store beckoned me from blocks away. Upon entering the space, outfitted with makeup artists, shiny display cases, and makeover stations, I thought that, surely, I was seeing things. Mascara for $2? Must be a misprint. However, as my eyes [&hellip
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‘Hood Happenings

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

We want to hear about what’s going on right in your neighborhood. Do you belong to a civic or neighborhood organization, a church or synagogue, a Little League team, or a local volunteer group? Tell us what’s happening your ‘hood; send news to hoodhappenings@strausnews.com. Cheese Class Do you love cheese? Of course, who doesn’t? Do [&hellip
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A Chef with a Lot on His Plate

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

Jean-Georges dishes on breakfast, ginger, and his new venture, ABC Cocina The restaurant scene in New York City, or the world for that matter, would be very different without Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Forty years ago, a young Jean-Georges ate at his first 3-Star Michelin-rated restaurant and was immediately smitten. He started there as an apprentice and [&hellip
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Will Democratic Primary Be Like 2001 or 1977?

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

The first round of voting for our next mayor could easily repeat history Like the old saying goes: “Those who do not understand history are destined to repeat it.” This is true in local politics as it is for broader social issues. And in this year’s mayoral campaign, it may be more instructive to rewind [&hellip
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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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