Aid Honored for Service During Sandy

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Home health aid Vietta Horton stayed by the side of her 92-year-old client for a week straight when the storm hit By Helaina Hovitz Lower East Side resident Connie Moscarella, 92, was afraid to fall asleep during Hurricane Sandy. Fortunately, she was with her home health aide of nearly seven years, Vietta Horton, 61, who [&hellip
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A Fun Brunch With My Mom, On The DL

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Dinner on Ludlow extends their menu to brunch, with a nightclub vibe By Helaina Hovitz Unfortunately for my mother, the dancing queen of her day, my dad is not a dancer. And, just her luck, dancing was not yet on the menu when we had brunch at Dinner on Ludlow (95 Delancey Street). The popular [&hellip
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Eye-Catching Specs

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Jeffrey’s Manhattan Eyeland beats generic chain shops By Laura Shanahan Let’s play a little game, you and me. I’m going to give you clues, and you guess what type of venue we’re visiting today, OK? In the storefront window is a lineup of an artfully wrought painted plaster zebra, tiger and antelope, and an avant-garde [&hellip
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Stuy Town Rents Skyrocket

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Over 1,000 residents received notice last week that their rent would increase by hundreds of dollars in less than a month Residents of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Vilage have been battling with various landlords for years. A recent win in court which awarded tenants millions of dollars owed in rent that had been collected [&hellip
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Community Calendar

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Thursday, May 16 Community Board 1 Quality of Life Committee meeting, 6 p.m., Community Board #1 Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709 Community Board 2 SLA Licensing II meeting, 6:30 p.m., St. Anthony of Padua, 151-155 Sullivan St. Lower Hall Monday, May 20 Community Board 3 SLA & DCA Licensing Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m., University [&hellip
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One World Trade Center Tallest Building in U.S.

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On Friday, May 10, workers finished installing the spire atop One World Trade Center, making it officially the tallest building in the United States at a symbolic 1,776 feet. The spire itself is 408 feet tall. The Associated Press reported that the spire, when finished and active, will serve as a broadcast antenna and keep [&hellip
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Menin Picks Up Endorsements

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Julie Menin, former chair of community board 1, picked up endorsements from five Democratic clubs in her campaign for Manhattan Borough President last week. The Village Independent Democrats, Northern Manhattan Democrats for Change, United Democratic Organization, the McManus Democratic Association and the Lower East Side Democrats have all endorsed Menin in the race. Menin is [&hellip
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Stuy Town Throws Shade on Sunbathers

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Gothamist reported last week that some residents of Stuy Town aren’t pleased with what the sunny weather has turned out on their communal lawns. The Stuyvesant Town Report blog recently asked its residents: “When is a playground not a playground?” and answered itself: “When it’s being used by our college/university student population for sunbathing. Playground [&hellip
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Seaport Preps for Summer Pop Ups

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Trendy eateries will set up temporary shops at the South Street Seaport this summer By Nora Bosworth This Memorial Day weekend, the South Street Seaport will come alive again, arguably for the first time since its devastation during Hurricane Sandy. On Wednesday, members of Community Board 1 gathered downtown to discuss both South Street Seaport’s [&hellip
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Helping Kids Find Homes

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Heart Gallery non-profit puts professional photos on display to attract new families for foster kids The Children’s Museum of the Arts downtown recently played host to several kids in the foster care system, and Heart Gallery, a non-profit organization that pairs professional photographers with kids and takes their pictures. From there, Heart Gallery, which has [&hellip
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