Chin Launches Re-Election

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On Sunday, City Council Member Margaret Chin officially kicked off her campaign for re-election for the 1st council district, which covers parts of Lower Manhattan including Chinatown, the Financial District, Tribeca, Little Italy and the Lower East Side. She was joined at the kick-off rally, held on the Independence Plaza North steps in TriBeCa, by [&hellip
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Not All Happy About Sharing with Bike Share

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Citi Bike Some downtown residents claim the newly installed CitiBike racks create hazards and hassle for their neighborhood By Helaina Hovitz Last week, 330 CitiBike stations were installed in Manhattan and Brooklyn, garnering a reaction from most Manhattanites that can essentially be boiled down to this: not on my block. Or, at least, not where it’s currently [&hellip
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Where the Streets Are Filled With Ideas

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The New Museum’s biennial Ideas festival presents hundreds of concepts for productive change in the City This past weekend was alive with innovation as Ideas City — a multi-day festival of presentations, exhibitions, workshops and panels which aims to take New Yorkers’ ideas about improving the city, and urban living in general, to the people [&hellip
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Pro Building, Not Rebuilding

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

The East River Blueway Plan establishes community-based framework for East River waterfront “The water is coming,” said Eric Klinenberg to community members and elected officials gathered at Cooper Union last week. Klinenberg, an NYU professor and author to one of the most famous essays about rebuilding New York City after Hurricane Sandy, went on to [&hellip
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Matt Gross Shares 30 Years of Travel

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9780306821158 Former New York Times columnist settles down to write a travel memoir By Angela Barbuti You know you’re a frugal traveler if you’ve eaten fried spiders in Cambodia, slept in a Roman convent, and booked a flight with Ryan Air. Matt Gross has done all of the above while penning the Frugal Traveler column for [&hellip
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The Battle Over P.S. 64 Continues

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The fate of a vacant school building has residents up in arms against the property’s owner By Adam Janos The long battle between Gregg Singer of Singer Financial Corporation and residents of the East Village over the fate of the old P.S. 64 building went another round this week, with the East Village Community Coalition [&hellip
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Wireless Comes to More Subway Stations

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced the addition of wireless services to 30 new subway stations in Manhattan. Downtown stations which will now have WiFi access include five 14th Street stations. Wireless users will be able to log on for free at the 8th Avenue A,C,E and L train lines; the 7th Avenue 1,2,3 lines and [&hellip
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