Maloney vs. Yahoo

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

marissamayer Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney weighs in: the impact of telecommuting is uncertain Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made headlines recently when she declared the company would be instating a ban on telecommuting this summer to increase productivity among workers. The announcement came as a surprise for many, as Mayer herself is a new mother. “To become the [&hellip
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Is FiDi a True Neighborhood?

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

FIDI An event at the Léman Preparatory School showcased local FiDi businesses to bolster the area’s sense of community Last week the FiDi Association brought several local businesses and community members together to the Léman Preparatory School ballroom to provide a flavor of the neighborhood and promote the Downtown Alliance’s “Going Green” program, which aims to [&hellip
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The Long Street to Recovery

Written by Jessica Mastronardi on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

seaportBiz_ South Street Seaport businesses are still struggling with legal issues in the wake of Hurricane Sandy damage It is no surprise that the South Street Seaport is still heavily feeling the effects of Superstorm Sandy. At a recent legal clinic aimed at helping small business owners in the area, several owners spoke about the difficulties [&hellip
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Can a Community Garden Stop the NYU Expansion?

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

garden_aa Neighbors and advocates argue that the university can’t build on what should be considered official parkland By Nora Bosworth Greenwich Village and Soho are brimming with individuals who lead wildly different lifestyles, and who oppose New York University’s gargantuan development project for reasons as distinct as their own personalities. Yet whether these people are managers [&hellip
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Minetta Street Tenement to be One-Family Mansion

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

mansion_1_ma Activists lament mounting development in S. Village By Alan Krawitz The yellow tenement at 9 Minetta Street, with a dubious history of suspected illegal hotel use, located within the proposed South Village Historic District, is on track for conversion from a 20-unit building to a 5,000 square foot, one-family mansion, according to information from the [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

Neighborhood Chatter_Dumpling Crawl TranspareNYC Wants Community Panelists  Do you want to get involved in the NYC budget process? TranspareNYC is looking for community panelists to help decide where 1 million dollars in community grants will go. Last year, $907,798 was awarded to 167 organizations, including 36 new programs. The Manhattan Borough President’s office is specifically looking for people [&hellip
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Attorney Jeffrey Kurzon Announces His Candidacy for Congress in Downtown District

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Attorney Jeffrey Kurzon, 36, announced his candidacy for New York’s 7th Congressional district early Thursday morning, setting himself up as an early challenger to incumbent Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez in the Democratic primary of 2014. Valazquez represents parts of the Lower East Side and the East Village. Velazquez faced a contentious battle against Councilman and fellow [&hellip
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Travel Ideas for Active Retirees

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

active adult After saying goodbye to the work-a-day grind, it’s time to see the world Traveling for retirees can be rewarding and relaxing. Those with a substantial retirement nest egg have numerous destinations at their disposal. Mature vacationers travel more frequently and stay longer than any other age group. Thanks to special senior discounts, travel may be [&hellip
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