The Plot Thickens: Seaport Update

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Pier_17_South_Street_Seaport South Street Seaport and its museum may soon be no more By Helaina Hovitz As suspected and outlined in last week’s article, March 20’s City Council “food market” victory announcement turned out to be a lot of smoke and mirrors. In approving a Uniform Land Use Review Process (ULURP) application with the Howard Hughes Corporation, [&hellip
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Tax Policy or Political Gimmick?

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Copy of Sen Brad Hoylman 4-4-13 Sen. Brad Hoylman questions the efficacy of a state tax rebate program in helping New Yorkers By Adam Janos If you’re a New Yorker with a kid, you may have some cash that’ll be waiting for you in your mailbox, come next autumn. That’s because the state is issuing a $350 tax rebate check to [&hellip
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Why Is It So Hot In Here?

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Rosenbaum.heat feature.11 A downtown building manager explains why you might be sweating in your apartment until May 31, despite rising spring temperatures By Sophia Rosenbaum New Yorkers’ knowledge of how their heating systems work is minimal, and the lack of information often leads to a blame game – tenants blame landords, landlords blame tenants and building managers [&hellip
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Designer’s Provocative Cards Benefit Downtown Homeless

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Stefan Sagmeister Press Photo (2) An artist known for his boundary-pushing work launches a line of offensive – and complimentary – business cards with a local company to raise money for the homeless By Helaina Hovitz Designer Stefan Sagmeister has worked with Aerosmith, Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones, and the Talking Heads, to name a few well-known clients. Known for [&hellip
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The World of Jenks is Close to Home

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Celeb Profile_Andrew Jenks Filmmaker Andrew Jenks on his documentary series that is transforming MTV By Angela Barbuti Andrew Jenks is changing the world. In a recent episode of his MTV documentary series World of Jenks, he paraphrases a famous quote when he says, “Never believe a small group of people can’t change the world, because that’s the only [&hellip
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Save After-School Programs

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Childcare Cuts 2 Leaders and students from Upper East Side after-school programs rally to keep them off the budget chopping block “Invest in us; we’ll rise to the top. Give us a little, we’ll grow a lot!” This was the rally cry of the 700 children and after-school advocates that attended the March 28th rally outside City Hall [&hellip
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Seaport Deal Passes, But Hidden Issues Remain

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Some are cheering a decision that will keep local businesses at Pier 17 over the summer, but others are cautious to celebrate the benefits By Helaina Hovitz Dallas-based mall developer Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC), along with Council Members Christine Quinn and Margaret Chin, have encouraged the community to celebrate Wednesday’s City Council Vote to put [&hellip
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Easter Schedule Downtown

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Downtown Catholic St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, 263 Mulberry St., Good Friday The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion 3 p.m., Good Friday Via Crucis/Way of the Cross (Spanish and English) 5 p.m.,*Spanish Liturgy follows this, Easter Sunday Mass 9:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. (Spanish), 12:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m. (Chinese), 7 p.m. Lutheran Christ Lutheran Church, 123 East 15th [&hellip
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New Grant Program for Emergency Food Providers

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Downtown Deputy Mayor Linda I. Gibbs and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City have announced a new grant program that will help post Sandy Emergency Food Providers. Over $1.7 Million will go towards Food Bank for New York City and City Harvest to provide grants for Emergency Food Providers.  This funding is designed to [&hellip
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WSV vs. NYU Dismissed

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Downtown It looks like the 2031 NYU plan for expansion still has a future.  In August of 2012, Greenwich Village residents, living in Washington Square Village residential towers, filed a lawsuit against NYU. WSV Green Neighbors, as these residents titled themselves, claimed that NYU’s planned expansion would take away their apartment complexes private park-grounds, grounds that [&hellip
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