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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Money Raised for Haiti

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

Last Wednesday the Edeyo Foundation co-founders Unik Ernest and Michael Pradieu welcomed over 300 supporters to the 6th Annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball presented by NIKE, at Highline Ballroom. The gala, hosted by Stephen Baldwin, raised over $200,000 for the organization that helps educate children in Haiti by rebuilding schools and providing students with a [&hellip
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King Kong Comes to Central Park

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

The myth becomes hip hop legend in city parks The City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage is celebrating the 40th anniversary of hip hop with a show (loosely based) on the myth of King Kong. This could only be the brainchild of seasoned collaborators and New Yorkers Randy Weiner and Alfred Preisser. It was the duos’ extensive [&hellip
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Why Spitzer vs. Stringer Matters

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

The winner of the comptroller race could shape city’s future Most New Yorkers don’t know what the city comptroller does, much less how to spell its archaic title. But New York City’s chief financial officer, or the comptroller, is arguably the second most important elected office in city government, and it will likely become even more [&hellip
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Redistributing Wealth for Downtown Parks

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

Significant hurdles seen for Squadron’s bill seeking to equalize NYC park funding A bill put forth by State Senator Daniel Squadron (D-26) that seeks to equalize funding for NYC parks was scrutinized at a Community Board 3 meeting last week. The bill would create a Neighborhood Parks Alliance under the city’s Parks Department that would [&hellip
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