Stringer: City Response to Sandy ‘a failure’

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

Residents say small businesses still floundering, residential towers not prepared for next hurricane Lower Manhattan Comptroller Scott Stringer held the last of his six town hall-style hearings to discuss post-Sandy recovery progress – or the lack thereof – in Manhattan last week. “The reason we’re holding this hearing is that Build it Back was an [&hellip
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Family Pride

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

For the second time ever, Pride Week is hosting a Family Night, and increasingly catering to young children By Catherine Ellsberg & Manny Valdez West Village Pride hits the streets of New York this week, and the regular schedule of rallying, marching, dancing, celebrating and parading will be updated to include the littlest LGBTQ allies. [&hellip
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New Food Markets Downtown

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

Three markets are bringing fresh meat and produce to downtown neighborhoods As the residential population downtown continues to swell, the community demand for fresh local food is higher than ever. Here are three markets coming this summer in the downtown area: Night Market on Water Street Thursday, July 19th 4 – 8 p.m. 2 Coenties [&hellip
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Welcome to the Neighborhood, Mr. Mayor

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Our Town’s welcome gift as de Blasio and family prepare to move to the East Side After months of delay, the de Blasio family is finally packing up for a move to the Upper East Side. To mark the occasion, Our Town put together a gift basket to welcome them and dropped it off at [&hellip
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Where in the World is Mayor de Blasio?

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Not on the Upper East Side, according to an analysis of his schedule As the de Blasio family prepares to move into Gracie Mansion in coming weeks, the mayor will want to spend some time familiarizing himself with his adopted neighborhood, considering how little time he’s spent here since being elected. According to an Our [&hellip
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Op-Ed: Get the Blue Bikes Out of the Red

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

A few ideas to bail out Citi Bike By Charles Gross Citi Bikes, New York City’s public biking program, may well be the city’s best transport innovation since the subway. The program is a hit with residents, so much in fact that Citi Bike is a victim of its own success. Unlike the subway, Citi [&hellip
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Remembering Roy Goodman

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

My phone rang and it was State Sen. Roy Goodman. A few hours before, he’d been in our Our Town endorsement meeting, where I had asked him what exactly he was working on, what was getting accomplished and why he deserved re-election to a job he began in 1969. The year was 2000, and Goodman [&hellip
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Editorial: Saving Small Business: A Proposal

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

For the past several weeks now, we’ve been bringing you stories of small neighborhood businesses forced to leave the neighborhood. The corner bodega that closed its doors after 40 years. The laundromat that can’t pay the enormous increase in rent. The successful grocery store forced to relocate or close. It is no exaggeration to say [&hellip
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