Posts Tagged ‘Financial District’

Community Demands Chase Bank Reopen One Chase Manhattan Plaze to the Public

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

1 Chase Plaza. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. By Paul Bisceglio   The wire fence that blocks access to One Chase Manhattan Plaza has been a source of controversy since it was erected around the 60-floor Financial District skyscraper’s outdoor square last September for a yet-to-be-seen construction project. Now, the city’s newly formed Urban Planning Committee is adding its voice to demands that [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

crimewatch Compiled by Alissa Fleck Lockdown A 29-year-old woman was working out at a Wall Street gym when several items were stolen from her unsecured locker—she reportedly left the items in the locker even though her lock was broken. The robber made off with the woman’s purse, containing an iPhone, a driver’s license, several credit cards [&hellip
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Crime Watch: Thief Sprays Clerk in Face

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

Unclean Getaway Around 3 p.m. on a recent Sunday, a store clerk at a Financial District department store observed a man shoplifting on the premises. The 57-year-old clerk pursued the man, who reacted to the chase by spraying the clerk in the eyes with an unknown substance. The thief then dropped the bag containing the [&hellip
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Jeff Vasishta Brings New Meaning to a Knee Jerk

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

soccer With two major soccer tournaments taking place this summer, the European Championships in June (held in Poland and the Ukraine) and the UK Olympics in July, the game’s global profile will never be greater. In New York City alone, over 50 bars will be showing the matches to fans from around the world. These days, [&hellip
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Andrew Berman, Executive Director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News

A series of epiphanies will strike city movers and shakers. NYU President John Sexton will realize that if he can build campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, he can shift some of his massive 20-year NYU expansion plan two subway stops south to the Financial District, rather than seek to overturn neighborhood zoning protections and [&hellip
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The Past, Present and Future of School Rezoning

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The battle over Downtown’s schools By Lillian Rizzo Since October, parents have stood in school auditoriums, before panels and projectors, asking for the answer to a simple question: What school will their children attend in the fall? These parents from Lower Manhattan neighborhoods have attended meetings at which the District 2 Community Education Council (CEC) [&hellip
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The Pivotal Moments of Occupy Wall Street

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Compiled by Rebecca Chapman Aug. 23: ANONYMOUS, the hacker organization, endorses #occupywallstreet with a video promoting the upcoming Sept. 17 occupation. Until now, the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement was merely talk initiated by Adbusters, an anti-consumerist, not-for-profit organization out of Canada. Sept. 17:  Zuccotti Park, formerly referred to as Liberty Plaza Park, is “liberated” [&hellip
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