At Mayoral Forum on Women’s Rights, All Issues are Feminist Issues

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Candidates for mayor talk women’s issues at a downtown event By Adam Janos Of all the different special interest groups grappling for power in New York City, the Women’s Rights movement is one of the largest and most diverse. According to the New York City Department of Urban Planning, there are nearly 400,000 more women [&hellip
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A Celebrity Interview with a Celebrity Interviewer

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Jersey Shore’s Vinny gets a new talk show By Angela Barbuti Vinny Guadagnino is living life vicariously through himself. At least that’s what the quote on his Twitter page’s background says. When asked about it, Guadagnino explains that he was only being sarcastic. But it does make a lot of sense that he would be [&hellip
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Preview: Internet Week NYC

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Gary He/Insider Images for Internet Week New York Even if you’re not a techie, there are plenty of reasons to attend this year’s Internet Week NYC By Helaina Hovitz The weeklong event, headquartered at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street), kicks off on May 20th. Panels, events, meetups, classes, exhibits, screenings and parties will also take place citywide, focusing on topics like beauty and [&hellip
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Parks Kick Off Paths to Pier 42

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On Sunday, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Manhattan Borough Parks Commissioner William Castro, the Lower East Side Waterfront Alliance, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Community Board 3 opened part of the new waterfront park at Pier 42 on the Lower East Side for interim recreational use with a Waterfront Community Day and the launch of [&hellip
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Chin Launches Re-Election

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On Sunday, City Council Member Margaret Chin officially kicked off her campaign for re-election for the 1st council district, which covers parts of Lower Manhattan including Chinatown, the Financial District, Tribeca, Little Italy and the Lower East Side. She was joined at the kick-off rally, held on the Independence Plaza North steps in TriBeCa, by [&hellip
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Not All Happy About Sharing with Bike Share

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Citi Bike Some downtown residents claim the newly installed CitiBike racks create hazards and hassle for their neighborhood By Helaina Hovitz Last week, 330 CitiBike stations were installed in Manhattan and Brooklyn, garnering a reaction from most Manhattanites that can essentially be boiled down to this: not on my block. Or, at least, not where it’s currently [&hellip
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Where the Streets Are Filled With Ideas

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The New Museum’s biennial Ideas festival presents hundreds of concepts for productive change in the City This past weekend was alive with innovation as Ideas City — a multi-day festival of presentations, exhibitions, workshops and panels which aims to take New Yorkers’ ideas about improving the city, and urban living in general, to the people [&hellip
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Pro Building, Not Rebuilding

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The East River Blueway Plan establishes community-based framework for East River waterfront “The water is coming,” said Eric Klinenberg to community members and elected officials gathered at Cooper Union last week. Klinenberg, an NYU professor and author to one of the most famous essays about rebuilding New York City after Hurricane Sandy, went on to [&hellip
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