Posts Tagged ‘community board 2’

Imagining Greenwich Village in 2031

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

James KelleherIMG_9441 Residents, politicians, activists envision impact of NYU’s long-term expansion plan New York University scored a key victory last week as the City Council approved a slightly scaled back version of the school’s controversial 2031 expansion plan. While the project was pared down, it will still add close to 6 million square feet of academic space [&hellip
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Community Successfully Ousts Citi Bike Station from SoHo Park

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

By Alissa Fleck and Paul Bisceglio Public outcry has prompted the Department of Transportation (DOT) and CitiBank to decide against installing one of their forthcoming 600 Citi Bike rental stations in Father Fagan Park, a small public square at the corner of Prince Street and Sixth Avenue in Soho. Citizens banded together with the SoHo [&hellip
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The Race for Tom Duane’s Seat

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Politics, West Side Spirit

Tom Duane It’s been nearly two months since State Sen. Tom Duane announced that he will not seek re-election this fall, and the race for his seat in the 27th District is taking shape. Brad Hoylman, the solidly backed chair of Community Board 2, who before Duane’s announcement was seeking Christine Quinn’s City Council seat, will run [&hellip
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City Council Hearing Over NYU Expansion Gets Heated

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

JonathanSpringer_TAB3581 President John Sexton defends plan to the community, and city council members By Alissa Fleck City Council members struggled to quell boos, hisses, applause and chants at a hearing on the NYU expansion on Friday, June 29. Even Greenwich Village resident and actor Matthew Broderick showed up to voice an opinion on the controversial proposal; [&hellip
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Experts Debate Traffic vs. Tolls for East River Bridges

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

If there is anything that makes sane people act crazy, it’s traffic. In Manhattan, transportation congestion is a constant problem, causing safety risks, environmental issues and extensive time delays. On Thursday, May 10, Community Board 2 and New York University hosted the panel discussion “Dealing with Downtown Bridge Traffic: Are Tolls the Answer?” The four [&hellip
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New smoking concerns for kids in Lower Manhattan

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

05-03-SV.indd Anti-smoking groups worried about youth-targeted advertisements By Courtney M. Holbrook A slim, pale woman puffs away on a cigarette. A cloud of smoke rises from perfect red lips beneath a sign—“Marlboro Menthols, $10.75.” A bright window advertises candy, snack food and soda brands. Wrapped around the display in bright green foil, white block letters read [&hellip
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CB 2 holds first AIDS Memorial Park Planning Session

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

aids memorial park Among the numerous resident suggestions and concerns that arose at the initial AIDS Memorial Park planning session on April 25 was the importance of making certain that both the park and the memorial are properly integrated. “The memorial should enhance the park but not overshadow it,” said Tom Molner of the preservation group Protect the [&hellip
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Park Performer Rules Spark Conversation about City

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News, Uncategorized

As the city’s regulations on park performers have drawn scorn from the community, Community Board 2 held a “Washington Square Speak Out” Monday, Dec. 19. The meeting, held at the NYU Kimmel Center, gave locals a chance to voice their opinions on the Parks Department rules, which chiefly prohibit performers from soliciting donations within 50 [&hellip
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