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South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 Owners Discuss Fire and Future Plans

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

By Paul Bisceglio After a small fire engulfed the South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 in mid-July, a representative for the pier’s owner, the Howard Hughes Corp., was on hand at a recent community meeting to address safety concerns and future development plans for the site. Michael Piazzola, the senior general manager for Hughes Corp., told [&hellip
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Chase Bank (Finally) Addresses One Chase Manhattan Plaza Closure

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

One Chase Manhattan Plaza. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. By Paul Bisceglio   Following downtown residents’ and the Community Board 1 (CB1) Urban Planning Committee’s demands for an explanation, three representatives of JP Morgan Chase met with the CB1 Quality of Life Committee yesterday evening to discuss the closure of One Chase Manhattan Plaza, home of the bank’s Financial District skyscraper and a privately [&hellip
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Fight Over One Chase Plaza Closure

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

Community says open space closed because of OWS fears By Paul Bisceglio The Financial District’s population is exploding. According to a 2000-2010 survey by Community Board 1, 28,000 residents now live in the Financial District alone, excluding Battery Park City, the Seaport/Civic Center and Tribeca. That’s 288 percent more residents than at the turn of [&hellip
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Community Demands Chase Bank Reopen One Chase Manhattan Plaze to the Public

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

1 Chase Plaza. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. By Paul Bisceglio   The wire fence that blocks access to One Chase Manhattan Plaza has been a source of controversy since it was erected around the 60-floor Financial District skyscraper’s outdoor square last September for a yet-to-be-seen construction project. Now, the city’s newly formed Urban Planning Committee is adding its voice to demands that [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

NeighborhoodChatter Council Speaker Responds to the Supreme Court Ruling on Obama’s Health Care Bill The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act 5-4 last Thursday. The decision will reportedly insure up to 30 million Americans who are currently uninsured. Council Speaker Christine Quinn expressed her happiness with the ruling in a statement released [&hellip
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Former Mayoral Candidate Mark Greens Plans to Endorse Julie Menin for BP

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

From City & State’s Heard Around Town, May 14, 2012: Former mayoral candidate Mark Green is planning to endorse Manhattan Borough president candidate Julie Menin, the Community Board 1 chairwoman who says she’ll run for BP if Scott Stringer leaves the seat vacant in 2013. Green, who met Menin when he was president of Air America, also plans to host [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

MargaretChin Lower East Side and Chinatown Chin Says Cuts to After-School and Daycare Programs Remain In response to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s executive budget, Council Member Margaret Chin noted that while the mayor has committed to fund 2,600 teaching positions, the budget still includes cuts to daycare, after-school programs and other services in the Lower East Side [&hellip
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CB1 Supports Living Wage

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Last week, Community Board 1, serving Lower Manhattan, joined four other local community boards in supporting the Living Wage Bill, or Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act. CB1 passed a formal resolution for the bill during their full board meeting last Wednesday, Dec. 21. As explained in  the resolution, the bill would require employees in [&hellip
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Julie Menin, Chair of Community Board 1

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There will continue to be explosive residential growth in Lower Manhattan as the population is expected to double in the next five years, just as it doubled in the past 10 years. Construction will continue on the Peck Slip School, and we expect to locate another site for another new public school in Lower Manhattan [&hellip
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