The 2013 Race: A Marathon That’s Far From Over

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

Voters will be making crucial decisions three times in the upcoming months While many insiders think there’s just three weeks left until we pick a new mayor, comptroller, public advocate, two borough presidents, a district attorney and a new city council – an unprecedented turnover in our municipal government – it’s actually just the second [&hellip
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Lower Manhattan Yields Buried Treasure

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Workers have found artifacts from past centuries during routine excavations The city has become an archaeological site, with thousands of artifacts such as an 18th-century bone toothbrush with animal hair bristles and wine and champagne bottles corked centuries ago unearthed to prove it. A copper half-penny and a pair of children’s shoes are some of [&hellip
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Lawsuit Against Tribeca Photog Dismissed

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A lawsuit brought against a local photographer who snapped pictures of his neighbors through their open windows without their knowledge or permission has been dismissed. A state Supreme Court judge in Manhattan dismissed the case Monday. The judge ruled photographer Arne Svenson’s art was protected by the First Amendment. The New York Post says Svenson [&hellip
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Makeshift 9/11 Memorial Removed

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A judge has ordered a makeshift 9/11 memorial in an office of a city courthouse removed because of a complaint. Courts spokesman David Bookstaver told the New York Post that “someone found something offensive” about the bulletin board display of photos and newspaper clippings in Manhattan state Supreme Court. He said “we erred on the [&hellip
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Not Your Average Food Truck

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

‘Veggie Van’ brings fresh fruits and vegetables to food deserts in Lower Manhattan An initiative by Borough President Scott Stringer and Grow NYC has a mobile “Veggie Van” delivering fresh fruits and vegetables to underserved communities in Lower Manhattan. The van currently has a drop-off point in the Two Bridges neighborhood of the Lower East [&hellip
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‘Hood Happenings

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Wednesday, Aug. 14 Pitch Perfect musical rendition along Hudson River. Pier 1, West 70th St, Riverside Park. Free. riversideparkfund.org Thursday, Aug. 15 Hurricane Sandy benefit exhibit at Exchange Alley restaurant in East Village. Also Aug. 16 Bowling Green Greenmarket with fresh offerings from local farms. Broadway at Battery Place. 8 AM – 5 PM. Grownyc.org. [&hellip
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