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

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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

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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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Cooling Centers

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Since the heat index is predicted to be dangerously high for this week (with 90-degree temperatures plus 10 degrees of “urban heat island” effect), the NYC Office of Emergency Management will open 400 cooling centers across all five boroughs. Below is a list of the cooling stops in your neighborhood. Center on the Square Neighborhood [&hellip
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Downtown Hospitals Merge

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New York-Presbyterian Hospital announced last Monday that it will be merging with New York Downtown Hospital to expand health care services to the neighborhood of 75,000 residents. New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, as the 180-bed community clinic will be renamed, remains the only hospital in Lower Manhattan. New York-Presbyterian Hospital has teamed up with Columbia University’s [&hellip
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Statue of Liberty Reopens

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The Statue of Liberty finally reopened on Independence Day months after Superstorm Sandy swamped its little island as people across the U.S. celebrated freedom and President Barack Obama urged citizens to live up to the words of the Declaration of Independence. The statue’s reopening Thursday was a sign of recovery as the nation celebrated its [&hellip
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