Remembering the Real Story

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bloody-mary-cocktail-290x290 How our minds can trick us By Kristine Keller “I really like him,” is how a conversation began with a friend this past weekend over Bloody Mary’s at La Esquina. She sat in front of me twisting her celery stick and allowing the red froth to soak the giant ice cubes while recounting details of [&hellip
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Meet Seaport City: Mayor Bloomberg’s Last Pet Project

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Seaport City The mayor proposes constructing a giant new neighborhood off the coast of the Lower East Side By Adam Janos Mayor Bloomberg rolled out a $20 billion plan Tuesday called “A Stronger, More Resilient New York” in which the administration mapped out ideas for infrastructural changes that would protect the city from the threat of climate [&hellip
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Chin Picks Up Labor Endorsements

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Several prominent labor unions announced their support for Council Member Margaret Chin’s re-election last week. 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, 32 BJ and District Council 37 all issued endorsements for Chin. “The 220,000 nurses and caregivers of 1199 SEIU in New York City strongly endorse Council Member [&hellip
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New Athletic Facility in Battery Park

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Asphalt Green, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting health through activity, sport and fitness, will open the doors of its new downtown location on June 15, leading to the launch of its summertime program offerings on June 24 and a Summer Day Camp program on June 27. The new 52,000 square-foot Asphalt Green Battery Park [&hellip
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As Meltzer Towers Prepares for Development, Residents Reflect

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Some Housing Authority tenants are pushing back, while others are behind the plan By Adam Janos “I came up in Che Guevara’s days,” said Celia Santiago, resident of the Meltzer Towers Senior Center. “I am his sister, and I believe in total revolution.” Santiago is protesting the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Infill plan. [&hellip
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Potential Successors Question Mayor’s Plan

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By Jennifer Peltz The future of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s sweeping proposals will largely rest with whoever is elected to serve at the city’s next mayor. Several mayoral candidates praised the mayor for thinking big, and Democrat Sal Albanese, Republican George McDonald and GOP front-runner Joe Lhota said they were inclined to pursue its major projects. [&hellip
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