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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Dancing through the real estate market

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

A former star ballet dancer has found a new calling in selling residential real estate Heather Stein has found a most unusual niche: the native New Yorker is a professional ballerina turned real estate star. Stein, who recently won the Real Estate Board of New York’s 2013 Deal of the Year award for a complicated [&hellip
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In Brief

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

Seaport development group takes shape South Street Seaport: A group of lower Manhattan officials, agencies, residents and businesses have come together to develop a plan for the South Street Seaport. The Seaport Working Group, led by Community Board 1, comes in answer to longstanding community efforts to ensure that any potential development in the South [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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

Slain Bus Driver’s Family Wants Stiff Penalty NY1: The family of bus driver William Pena, who died earlier this month when his bus was struck by a stolen truck in Greenwich Village, hopes that a maximum penalty will be uncured. Dominic Whilby, the driver of the truck, was believed to be intoxicated at the time. [&hellip
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Gaming Wall Street

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

An atypical mix of people and classes congregate in a Wall Street atrium to get out of the cold Financial District New York is full of its own microcosms – spaces where representatives of the 8 million converge and give the appearance of a true sampling of the city’s population. While the subways are packed [&hellip
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Don’t Blame the Park

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

While the High Line has heralded some changes in the area, it’s not the only factor in Chelsea’s continuing transformation West Chelsea It’s both silly and naive to blame the High Line for the ongoing transformation of western Chelsea. Just as it’s silly and naive to credit the High Line with catalyzing $2 billion in [&hellip
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Letters

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

High Marks for the High Line Re: The Downside of the High Line (February 20, 2014) I have run Moran’s, a restaurant across the avenue from the High Line, for many years. I saw first-hand a significant increase in my business when the High Line opened nearly five years ago. Foot traffic — by both [&hellip
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