Out & About

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

March 14 Phenomenological Personhood: Scientific, Theological, Political Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St. 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Free The task of this conference is to inquire into the idea of phenomenological personhood by elucidating it through three specific domains of discourse that engage the phenomenological tradition: science, theology, and politics. If the [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, News Our Town Downtown

Pry Surprise A man’s apartment was broken into, but nothing was taken. The victim went on a vacation, leaving Wednesday, February 26, and returning Saturday, March 1. One of his neighbors called him during that period, after discovering that the man’s front door was ajar, and there were pry marks indicating a forced entry. When [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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

Public Offers Opinion on Bogardus Garden and Plaza Redesign About a dozen residents and busies owners recently gathered to offer their opinions on the redesign on Tribeca’s Bogardus Garden and Plaza. The public citizens spoke to a collection of city design officials and landscape architects. Last year, Friends of Bogardus Garden received a $2 million [&hellip
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In Brief

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

BPC Authority gives Sandy update Battery Park City: Sixteen months after Hurricane Sandy inundated Battery Park City with water, the state authority tasked with overseeing the neighborhood is still making progress on repairs. Gwen Dawson, director of strategic planning for the Battery Park City Authority, said at a Community Board 1 meeting last week that [&hellip
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Coming Down, Piling Up

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

Sanitation officials acknowledge the city is dirtier, as workers are diverted from garbage to snow First the snow, now the trash. According to the Department of Sanitation, through the end of last week we have already seen 58 inches of snowfall so far this winter. That’s more than twice the amount of snow we’ve received [&hellip
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City’s Plan to Curb Bad Drivers Halted by Albany

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Vision Zero photo_opt Home rule explained as Vision Zero initiatives roadblocked by state control Anyone who’s ridden the subway recently may have noticed advertisements urging New Yorkers to get out of the city and experience the rest of the state. One ad urges strap-hangers to catch a show in Buffalo, while another touts the beauty of upstate hiking [&hellip
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