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Local Politicians React to State of the State

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

We asked the state senators and assembly members from our neighborhoods to respond to Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State address Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State speech, addressing a population that had recently been shaken by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the unthinkable violence of the school [&hellip
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Shining a Light on ALEC

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

Via City & State State Sen. Daniel Squadron and NY lawmakers seek disclosure For most of its nearly 40-year history, the conservative think tank known as the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has had substantial influence on the shaping and introduction of legislation in New York and across the nation. And until fairly recently, the group has managed [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

Nabe Chatter Photo Robokid Compiled by Alissa Fleck ‘Robokid’ Takes On East Village East Village resident Jakob Kraus, 7, who has earned the moniker “Robokid,” is a self-taught hip-hop dancer who practices the style known as “animation,” according to his father. Now his videos, which can be viewed online, are on the brink of going viral. Jakob’s father said [&hellip
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Tribeca’s Fight for Affordable Housing

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

Council Menber Dan Garodnick Independence Plaza North residents who built the community hope to stay in it By Paul Bisceglio “When you see banners that say ‘luxury housing,’ you know something has gone wrong.” City Council member Dan Garodnick delivered this message in a news conference last week to a crowd of tenants in front of Independence Plaza North [&hellip
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Building Safety Loopholes Put City Firefighters at Risk

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

P7377-02 By Paul Bisceglio In August 2007, a fire in the Financial District’s vacant Deutsche Bank building claimed the lives of two New York firefighters. The tragedy prompted State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Richard Gottfried to create a joint New York City-New York State Task Force on Building and Fire Safety. The Task Force just [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Bill de Blasio Outraised His Potential Rivals for Mayor

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Via Wiki Commons. 2013 Mayoral Race Bill de Blasio outraised his potential rivals for mayor. Anthony Weiner referred to speculation about a comeback as a “clown question.” Public Advocate Daniel Squadron is leading the fundraising race. Queens The Queens DA may look into an Assembly candidate’s running of prostitution ads in his newspaper. The Queens BP race is [&hellip
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Popup Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park Looking Hotter (or Cooler?) Than McCarren Park Pool

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

A popup pool opened Friday in Brooklyn Bridge Park with an exclusive capacity of sixty swimmers. The pool, with its view of the Manhattan skyline, opened preceding the weekend heatwave which was expected to surpass the 100 degree mark, though it only hit a recorded high of 95. Brooklyn Bridge Park pool will be open [&hellip
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East Village and LES Historic District Moves Forward

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

JamesKelleher_GVSHP_(KateBostock-R,LeslieMason-L,GVSHPTrustees)IMG_6946 Landmarking in downtown neighborhoods has surprising opposition from local churches The city’s preservationists marched downtown last Tuesday to make their voices heard at a Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) hearing on the proposal to create an East Village and Lower East Side Historic District. Landowners, locals and political representatives flooded the ninth floor of City Hall [&hellip
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