Posts Tagged ‘downtown’

The Best Beef Marrow I’ve Ever Had

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Beef Marrow The best beef marrow also happens to be far and away the best late-night meal ever By Elian Zach Just when I was about to formally change New York’s title from “The City That Never Sleeps” to “Sleepytown,” I found hope in the form of a delicious cardiac arrest. At 2:30 a.m. on a Thursday night, [&hellip
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Designer’s Provocative Cards Benefit Downtown Homeless

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Stefan Sagmeister Press Photo (2) An artist known for his boundary-pushing work launches a line of offensive – and complimentary – business cards with a local company to raise money for the homeless By Helaina Hovitz Designer Stefan Sagmeister has worked with Aerosmith, Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones, and the Talking Heads, to name a few well-known clients. Known for [&hellip
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Simmons Hosts Ceremony To Honor Young Leaders

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Rabbi Marc Schneier, Paramdeep Singh and Russell Simmons. Photo courtesy FFEU. Russell Simmons’ Foundation for Ethnic Understanding cheers its contributors, despite questions of what has been done By Helaina Hovitz On Monday, March 18, over 250 people braved the snow and sleet and traveled to Russell Simmons’ penthouse apartment at 114 Liberty Street. He has owned the apartment, directly across the street from the World Trade [&hellip
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SXSW Start-Ups Incubate Downtown

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The tech fest in Austin, TX showcased some of Lower Manhattan’s best companies By Caroline Lewis Last Saturday, five technology start-ups won grants from the New York City Economic Development Corporation to move to Lower Manhattan or expand an existing location there. The winners, Booker, STELLAService, Grapeshot, Paperless Post and The Flatiron School, were selected [&hellip
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Battery Park Playground Fails Safety Test, But Wins First Place for Mascot

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A recent report gives the park poor marks for safety but points for its unique character By Nora Bosworth Battery Park’s playground was one of the only in the city to receive a failing mark from the recent New Yorkers for Parks report, which surveyed 43 large parks throughout the five boroughs. But we think Zelda, [&hellip
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Is the Fight to Save Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Synagogue a Lost Cause?

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

synagogue1 Community members and congregation leadership are butting heads over whether, and how, to save a cherished LES landmark The Beth Hamedrash Hagodol synagogue (BHH) on the Lower East Side is in obvious ruin. The facade is crumbling, windows have been blown out and behind the barbed wire fence, trash and leaves have been accumulating for [&hellip
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Is FiDi a True Neighborhood?

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

FIDI An event at the Léman Preparatory School showcased local FiDi businesses to bolster the area’s sense of community Last week the FiDi Association brought several local businesses and community members together to the Léman Preparatory School ballroom to provide a flavor of the neighborhood and promote the Downtown Alliance’s “Going Green” program, which aims to [&hellip
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Stop and Frisk Numbers Show Racial Disparities for Downtown Precincts

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

The 2011 NYPD data on the controversial policy bears out common criticism of the practice The NYPD recently re-released citywide Stop and Frisk data from 2011 that reinforce what many opponents of the controversial policy have criticized: Almost 90 percent of all people stopped and frisked citywide in 2011 were minorities. The statistics were re-released [&hellip
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