Is the Fight to Save Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Synagogue a Lost Cause?

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

synagogue1 Community members and congregation leadership are butting heads over whether, and how, to save a cherished LES landmark The Beth Hamedrash Hagodol synagogue (BHH) on the Lower East Side is in obvious ruin. The facade is crumbling, windows have been blown out and behind the barbed wire fence, trash and leaves have been accumulating for [&hellip
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Senators Endorse Squadron for Public Advocate

Written by admin on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

On Monday, a broad coalition of state Senators endorsed Democrat Daniel Squadron for Public Advocate in 2013, including Senators Joseph Addabbo (Queens), Martin Malave Dilan (Brooklyn), Michael Gianaris (Queens), Brad Hoylman (Manhattan), Gustavo Rivera (Bronx), and Jose M. Serrano (Manhattan/Bronx). The Senators highlighted Squadron’s record as a reformer and his vision for the role of [&hellip
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Council Committee OKs Hudson rezoning

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Last Wednesday, the City Council voted in committee to approve the proposed Hudson Square rezoning with a commitment from the Landmarks Preservation Commission to hear and vote upon part of the proposed South Village Historic District before the end of this year – the area north of Houston Street, or just over half the area [&hellip
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Hudson Square Rezoning Vote Delayed

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The City Council debated the measure but held off on the vote By Sophia Rosenbaum The postponement of last Wednesday’s land use and zoning meeting provides the committees with only one more chance to vote on the controversial Hudson Square rezoning package – March 13 at 9:30 a.m. The committees were supposed to vote on [&hellip
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Alternative St. Patrick’s Day

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How to celebrate without a beer glass or a green T-shirt in sight By Allison Volpe If you’re looking for something to do on St. Patty’s Day – Sunday, March 17th – aside from indulging in a few too many pints, we have the perfect list of events for you. Aside from the iconic parade [&hellip
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Pols Question FEMA on Knickerbocker

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Last week the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared that residents of Knickerbocker Village, a privately-run housing complex on the Lower East Side that was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, would be ineligible to receive reimbursement from the agency for expenses they incurred as a result of the storm damage. Local elected officials, Senator Dan [&hellip
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Bring Back the Power Lunch

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Dining In the greatest food city on earth, why are we eating so many sandwiches? One of New York City’s most curious native establishments is the steam-table deli. Sprouting like mushrooms wherever offices can be found, these one-size-fits-all, in-and-out lunch factories are baffling novelties to visitors. Where did they come from? How can so many of [&hellip
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Fire and Forget: Local Vets Publish Short Stories of War

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Book A group of veterans publishes an anthology of fictional tales of war By Angela Barbuti In the fall of 2008, at the Creative Writers House at NYU, a group of writers was brought together by their shared life-altering experience–they had all served in the military. What they didn’t realize at the time was that their [&hellip
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