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Update: Downtown Synagogue Forced Out of Home

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DT_synagogue_manpray_aa By Caroline Lewis “We are shocked by [yesterday's] court decision,” said Richard McBee, President of Lower Manhattan’s Sixteenth Street Synagogue. The NYS Supreme Court has upheld the eviction of the synagogue from their home of more than 65 years by building owner Jack Braha. This decision marks a low point for McBee and the synagogue [&hellip
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NEIGHBORHOOD CHATTER: Teen Murdered; New Parking Signs; Preschool Opening

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raphael-ward-facebook Compiled by Megan Bungeroth Lower East Side Teen Murdered for Parka Last Friday night, 16-year-old Raphael Ward, a resident of the Lower East Side’s Baruch Houses, was shot and killed at the corner of Rivington and Columbia streets. According to several news accounts, the boy was wearing a pricey Marmot winter parka, and a group [&hellip
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Don’t Be a Fitness Failure in 2013

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

NYCSSC Dodgeball How ordinary people can fulfill exercise goals this year It’s the same old story—New Year’s rolls around and New Yorkers everywhere march proudly to the gym, armed with shiny new sports gear and a can-do attitude. “This year’s going to be different,” they think. By mid-January, spirits are waning. By February, most have fallen off [&hellip
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Seaport Shops Sending Out SOS

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Council Member Diana Reyna listens to a South Street Seaport small business owner talk about rebuilding her business after Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Aaron Adler Many of the small businesses near the South Street Seaport are struggling to repoen after devastating hurricane damage. By Caroline Lewis Made Fresh Daily, an all-natural café in the once-bustling South Street Seaport neighborhood, enjoyed a buzzing lunch hour on a recent Monday afternoon, seven weeks after Hurricane Sandy left a high-water mark halfway up [&hellip
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Where the Streets Are Paved With Gasoline-Powered Generators

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

Parts of Lower Manhattan may spend the holidays and beyond hooked up to noisy, noxious generators if building management companies don’t soon finish necessary repairs. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many downtown Manhattan buildings relied on emergency generators for power in an effort to return to normalcy. As of last week, Council Member Margaret Chin’s [&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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Black Friday Deals for Downtown

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

blackfriday If you’re prepared to brave the shopping throngs the day after Thanksgiving, reward yourself with some cool finds and steals in the neighborhood. By John Friia Best place to shop with bros Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop, 901 Broadway at 20th Street, 212-228-3580 If you’ve got your boyfriend, brother or any male-type person in tow, bring [&hellip
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Occupy Fundraiser Rolling Jubilee Kicks Off in the Village

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Strike Debt Watch live streaming video from lepoissonrouge at livestream.com By Caroline Lewis A “postmodern grassroots variety show” may sound like just another one of the dismissive names people have been lobbing at Occupy ever since it cropped up in Zuccotti Park last September. But that’s what activist Laura Hanna promises in the fundraising extravaganza the Occupy [&hellip
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The Battle of Hudson Square

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Hudson Square Retailers and community board clash over downtown zoning By Sophia Rosenbaum Chocolatier Jacques Torres’ business is booming at his Brooklyn shop—but melting on Hudson Street. Torres attributes the success of his Dumbo outlet to the area’s rezoning, which sparked a residential boom. He’s hoping the same will happen in Hudson Square, an area in west [&hellip
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