Posts Tagged ‘Avenue C’

Direct Action Fashion Show Promotes Spectacle and Going Green

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

Oyster shell dresses and green grass suits raise awareness of the city’s community gardens Michael Leete, who works at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) in Alphabet City, showed up for last weekend’s “anti-fashion” show dressed as a sparkly orange tree. Leete, 28, and fellow acts were decked out head-to-toe in all recycled and [&hellip
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Block Association Leader Brings History Into the Present

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

Richard Blodgett has spent decades getting to know the Charlton Street community By Rebecca Temerario Richard Blodgett didn’t expect to fall in love with New York. After graduating from Middlebury College in 1962, Blodgett relocated to New York City for a job with the Wall Street Journal. In 1968, Blodgett moved to his current address. [&hellip
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Far From Normal: Peter Cooper Village Residents Still Struggling

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

PETER COOPER VILLAGE RESIDENTS STRUGGLE WITH NO GAS, ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS AND FLOODED BASEMENTS While most of Manhattan’s East Side neighborhoods have overcome Hurricane Sandy’s damages, some areas are still trying to catch up. Peter Cooper Village, particularly, is in an ongoing struggle to restore basic services to some of its buildings, like gas and intercoms, [&hellip
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