Trinity Wall Street Gives $100,000 in Awards

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Trinity Wall Street Church has given Wildcard Awards to four innovative organizations that hold promise as agents of positive change. Each one-time, $25,000 award is given to support a social action initiative that needs seed money to get started or grow. The recipients are beyond-the-bell-curve programs that fall outside Trinity’s standard funding objectives, but are [&hellip
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A rare win over developers in the Meatpacking District

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Views from the High Line Park above the Meatpacking District are poised to remain bright and clear after a swell of community pressure may have convinced a real-estate developer to relent. The victory, a rare win for a preservation community long frustrated by the arcane world of New York City land variance, delayed approval of [&hellip
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Friends Remember a Daring Designer

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Michele Savoia had just shown his latest collection at Fashion Week when he died accidentally in the Hudson River The fashion world was shocked last week when menswear designer Michele Savoia was found dead after slipping and falling into the Hudson River in the early hours of February 16. The 55-year-old designer was walking to [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, Feb 28 Experiments in Opera: Radio Operas Underground Theater, 466 Grand Street 8 p.m., $20 Experiments in Opera returns to Abrons to premiere Radio Operas – a collection of six 10-15 minute works that explore a wide range of stories highlighting the composers’ interests in Modern abstractionism, science fiction, melodrama, satire, hallucinatory experiences, scientific [&hellip
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Downtown Boards Pinpoint Most Dangerous Intersections

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Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer asked each community board to identify the worst traffic spots Last week, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer released a very long list of what community members say are problematic intersections and streets for pedestrians in Manhattan. The list is compiled by each of the borough’s 12 community boards, which used [&hellip
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A Sweet Spot in Chelsea Market

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Eleni’s Cookies started with some home baking and has become a thriving local business Eleni’s has made a name for itself by putting virtually everything and anything on a cookie. “You name the cookie and we can make it,” owner Eleni Gianopulos said. From corporate logos to people’s faces, each unique treat is truly a [&hellip
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Clean Eating for a Better Life

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

Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple teaches fellow New Yorkers how to cook themselves healthy Not everyone can make eliminating gluten, dairy, soy, and sugar from their diet seem fun. But if you speak to Amie Valpone, you will find that her passion for healthy eating is infectious. A personal chef and nutritionist, the Upper [&hellip
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The Downside of the High Line

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The transformation of West Chelsea has been costly to long-time businesses In the six years since the High Line Park opened in 2007, the western edge of Chelsea has been completely transformed. Once one of the last frontiers in Manhattan, the area along Tenth and Eleventh avenues now attracts an estimated three million tourists a [&hellip
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The First Lady of the New NYPD

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

Rikki Klieman, an accomplished attorney and actress and wife of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, takes New York by storm It must take a lot to throw Rikki Klieman off her game. She won’t let a blizzard ruffle her any more than a cross-country move leaving her dream job behind, or an unexpected return to public [&hellip
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