Posts Tagged ‘Downtown Manhattan’

Trauma Continues: For Downtown Hospitals, Hurricane Sandy Never Ended

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

Disaster may be fading from other New Yorkers’ minds, but hospitals like Beth Israel have been forced to permanently re-examine their operations. Before the antiseptic smell even has a chance to reach your nose, the first thing you notice about Beth Israel’s ER is the sheer number of people occupying it. Bodies fill every chair [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Back to Business; Gun Control

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

Renowned Chef Daniel Boulud drops off a gourmet meal and jokes with a resident of Stuyvesant Town. The visit highlighted the Citymeals-on-Wheels program which helps to get food to homebound and elderly. Downtown Getting Back to Business The Downtown Alliance has made it their mission to mold and maintain Lower Manhattan as a world-leading central business district of today. The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy pushed this organization to launch the Back to Business Small Business Grant Program that is now able to provide grant distribution for [&hellip
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The First Annual Downtown OTTY Awards

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Downtown OTTY Awards, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Council Member Margaret Chin, Downtowner of the Year Our Town Downtown thanks the people who make life in lower Manhattan spectacular When we decided to start a tradition of presenting awards to outstanding community members who live and work in downtown Manhattan, the one thing we knew would be easy was finding recipients. We weren’t disappointed. The inaugural Downtown OTTY (Our Town Thanks [&hellip
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Buildings Behaving Badly

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

Downtown Manhattan boasts many coveted addresses, but some buildings have earned reputations of a different kind.  The phrase “buyer beware” is especially relevant for those looking for a place to live in New York City, given the widely unpredictable nature of buildings and landlords, which run the gamut from good to bad, and many times [&hellip
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One Local Business Gives Thanks for Post-Sandy Blessings

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

Barry’s Bootcamp was hit hard after the hurricane, but turned its misfortune into a way to help others By Sharon Feiereisen It’s hard to fathom that weeks after Hurricane Sandy reared its ugly head there are still countless without power, while others have been displaced indefinitely—or worse, permanently lost their homes. In a remarkable testament [&hellip
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In Recovery: How Sandy Reset Our Waterfront Dreams

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

As the storm’s impact on ecological systems and infrastructure becomes clear, what steps should be taken to secure the city against future floods? In the days following late October’s hurricane-turned-superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other city and state officials described the immense damage to the city. They talked about the death toll, the lost [&hellip
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Hurricane Sandy Survivors: Dispatches From The “Dead Zone”

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

The controversy over canceling the New York City marathon this weekend does not merely extend to the dangers posed for runners by downed power lines and flooding throughout the city — it also has to do with displaced residents of downtown Manhattan who just want to go home in peace. For those who can’t go [&hellip
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PHOTOS: Downtown Manhattan Crushed by Hurricane Sandy

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

Cars that once sat in a parking garage on South William Street in Manhattan's Financial District float along the entrance of the garage. Gas has leaked from the cars into the flood waters. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, downtown residents are still facing flooded streets and homes, no power and a devastating recovery that will likely take weeks if not months. Reporter Amy Eley ventured into Lower Manhattan to survey the damage. We’ll be updating with more photos and reports from the neighborhood.      
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