Lower East Side Leader Provided Direly Needed Help Post-Sandy

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Downtown OTTY Awards, Special Sections

David Garza worked with Henry Street Settlement team to keep food and assistance flowing in the wake of the storm by Emily Johnson In the first days after Hurricane Sandy, thousands in downtown Manhattan were stranded in cold, dark apartments. FEMA, flush with disaster relief funds, had the resources to send a truck with 22,000 [&hellip
[ read more... ]

92 Comments

Trinity Church Rector Ministers to the Earthly and the Spiritual

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in Downtown OTTY Awards, Special Sections

Dr. James Cooper leads by example As the rector and chief executive of New York City’s venerable Trinity Wall Street Church, Dr. James H. Cooper has overseen all aspects of the organization, from Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel to St. Margaret’s House, since his appointment in 2004. Cooper, who received his Master of Divinity [&hellip
[ read more... ]

2 Comments

Building Manager Reaches for the Top

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Downtown OTTY Awards, Special Sections

Derrick Komorowski achieves his career goal of running a building By John Friia For a quarter century, Derrick Komorowski has been employed by TF Cornerstone Inc., holding numerous positions with the development and management company, including his most recent as the building manager of 2 Gold Street. Originally hailing from Poland, Komorowski moved to New [&hellip
[ read more... ]

7 Comments

Museum Director Brings Her Historical Expertise Downtown

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Downtown OTTY Awards, Special Sections

Susan Henshaw Jones has revitalized the South Street Seaport Museum By Ashley Welch Susan Henshaw Jones had her work cut out for her when she became the president of the South Street Seaport Museum in the fall of 2011. Earlier that year, financial struggles forced the maritime museum to lay off most of its staff [&hellip
[ read more... ]

20 Comments

Margaret Chin: An Elected Official Who Gets Down in the Trenches

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Downtown OTTY Awards, Special Sections

Council Member Margaret Chin fights to keep Lower Manhattan a vibrant and thriving community While Hurricane Sandy hit Council Member Margaret Chin’s district hard, a blow from which Lower Manhattan is still scrambling to recover, the council member says a lot of major strides have been made this year in her district. Many would argue, [&hellip
[ read more... ]

95 Comments

Opening the Doors to the Future for Students

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blackboard Awards

Jackie Albers Photo By Dale Eisinger Outstanding Principal By Erin Brodwin When a parent arrives in Principal Jackie Albers’ office to ask whether her student should take classes in music or math, her answer is both. Albers, who oversees an elementary charter school in central Harlem, said the most important aspect of her job is making sure students who leave her [&hellip
[ read more... ]

139 Comments

..