Call for LBGT-Inclusive Immigration Reform Resonates in New York

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New York’s elected officials and LGBT organizations rally in support of immigration reform that includes everyone, regardless of sexual orientation U.S. immigration laws prohibit same-sex couples from sponsoring partners or spouses for residency, a measure presently afforded to straight couples. New York elected officials joined LGBT activist groups last week at a forum to call [&hellip
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USPS May Close Chelsea Post Office

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

The postal service announcement that it is considering closing the Chelsea branch comes as a shock to local residents By Megan Bungeroth & Sophia Rosenbaum Many local residents and elected officials were blindsided by a recent and quiet announcement from the United State Postal Service (USPS) that it intends to sell the Old Chelsea Post [&hellip
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Simmons Hosts Ceremony To Honor Young Leaders

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Rabbi Marc Schneier, Paramdeep Singh and Russell Simmons. Photo courtesy FFEU. Russell Simmons’ Foundation for Ethnic Understanding cheers its contributors, despite questions of what has been done By Helaina Hovitz On Monday, March 18, over 250 people braved the snow and sleet and traveled to Russell Simmons’ penthouse apartment at 114 Liberty Street. He has owned the apartment, directly across the street from the World Trade [&hellip
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Maura Tierney is a Lucky Girl

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Celeb_Maura Tierney (c) Starla Fortunado The actress talks about Margaret Thatcher, Hudson River Park, and Tom Hanks By Angela Barbuti Maura Tierney has a lot to feel lucky about. Not only has she moved back to NYC, but she won a leading role in Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy, where she gets to work alongside Tom Hanks every night. The 48-year-old, [&hellip
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Freud for Thought

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The famous psychoanalyst’s theories on defense mechanisms are on display all around us By Kristine Keller Sigmund Freud is a pervasive figure in popular culture and psychology. And although some believe his methods are antiquated or unable to be measured scientifically, there’s no denying his theories’ predominant influence on human interactions and behavior. Several years [&hellip
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SXSW Start-Ups Incubate Downtown

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The tech fest in Austin, TX showcased some of Lower Manhattan’s best companies By Caroline Lewis Last Saturday, five technology start-ups won grants from the New York City Economic Development Corporation to move to Lower Manhattan or expand an existing location there. The winners, Booker, STELLAService, Grapeshot, Paperless Post and The Flatiron School, were selected [&hellip
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From Bank Vault to Luxury Living Downtown

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Landmark residential building 20 Pine approaches 100 percent sold As the last several years have seen a resurgence in the residential vitality of the Financial District, one landmark building has mixed its 1920s history with modern luxury to provide a unique residential address. Africa Israel USA (AFI USA), developer of 20 Pine The Collection, has [&hellip
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Battery Park Playground Fails Safety Test, But Wins First Place for Mascot

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A recent report gives the park poor marks for safety but points for its unique character By Nora Bosworth Battery Park’s playground was one of the only in the city to receive a failing mark from the recent New Yorkers for Parks report, which surveyed 43 large parks throughout the five boroughs. But we think Zelda, [&hellip
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Organization Raises Big Bucks to Promote Peace

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Org sends young people from conflict zones to peace-promoting summer camps By Helaina Hovitz On Wednesday, March 13, over 1,400 impeccably-dressed guests filed into the Metropolitan Pavilion Ballroom at 125 W. 18th Street for the 8th Annual Peace Market. The event was a fundraiser for Seeds of Peace, a nonprofit dedicated to uniting young people [&hellip
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