Community Calendar

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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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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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Local Kids Get Fresh Air

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

A 135-year-old non-profit pairs city kids with country retreats Eli Figueroa, age 7, is excited, like most kids, for summer activities like fishing, sticking his toes into waves at the beach and diving into a pool. But unlike many kids his age, this is a rare treat for Eli, who lives on the Lower East [&hellip
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The Lower East Side’s Chain-ging Landscape

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

How the expansion of chain stores in this old neighborhood is impacting life for everyone 7-Eleven is the largest retailer in the world by store count, and a new 7-Eleven opens somewhere in the world approximately every three hours. Corporate representatives from 7-Eleven attended a recent meeting at the Seward Park Housing Co-op to address [&hellip
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