Posts Tagged ‘downtown’

Born Again: The Financial District’s Revitalization from Desolation and Devastation

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Since 9/11, and years later Hurricane Sandy, hit Downtown Manhattan, business has been slowly rebuilding in the Financial District It used to be that the Financial District shut down right at 5 p.m., right when its commuters vacated their offices and traveled to homes outside the neighborhood. The desolate feeling of the streets after-hours was [&hellip
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East Side No Longer Quietest Neighborhood

Written by Katya Johns on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Second Avenue subway construction increases noise on East Side; downtown still hotspot for loud zones With the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Park season now behind us, it could seem like an interminable wait before the next season of free concerts, but fear not, because there is a public program that will continue to [&hellip
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Two Tropical Soirees, Downtown Style

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Lifestyle

Rainforest Last month saw a lot of green in the downtown scene By Helaina Hovitz April was a big month for downtown, especially in the green department—which also happens to be the color of money, which is usually heavily involved. At the Bowery Hotel on April 23rd, the African Rainforest Conservancy hosted its 22nd Annual Artists for Africa [&hellip
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Not All Happy About Sharing with Bike Share

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

Citi Bike Some downtown residents claim the newly installed CitiBike racks create hazards and hassle for their neighborhood By Helaina Hovitz Last week, 330 CitiBike stations were installed in Manhattan and Brooklyn, garnering a reaction from most Manhattanites that can essentially be boiled down to this: not on my block. Or, at least, not where it’s currently [&hellip
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NYCHA Land Lease Plan Met With Disapproval

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

FDH Tenants and City Council members say NYCHA’s plan is moving too quickly and without transparency A plan by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to generate much-needed revenue through land leasing has been met with uproar from public housing tenants and elected officials. NYCHA’s land leasing plan involves eight different sites and 325,000 square [&hellip
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Internet Week Kicks Off in Soho

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

Internet The event’s preview party showcased some of the out-of-the-box thinking that’s in store By Helaina Hovitz Last Thursday, April 4, an Internet Week New York preview party was held at Design Within Reach’s newly renovated Soho Studio at 110 Greene Street. Eventually, 400 guests mingled easily as they sipped on ginger-flavored cocktails and Saporo beer, [&hellip
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