Posts Tagged ‘Greenwich Village’

After DOMA

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

The LGBT movement shifts its focus beyond marriage Vinny Allegrini shuffles slowly into the diner down the block from his West Village apartment, his gaunt legs shaking as he sits down cautiously. Vinny is followed closely by his husband of almost 20 years, Mark de Solla Price, who keeps a close eye on his partner. [&hellip
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Going Down(town) in History

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

Celeb_JohnStrausbaugh_credit Christine L Walker Author John Strausbaugh paints the colorful history that permeates Greenwich Village By Angela Barbuti Life as we know it was greatly influenced by what once happened below 14th Street. “This place, for almost 400 years, was like a magnet for artists and a refuge for misfits and outcasts,” said John Strausbaugh, who literally walked miles [&hellip
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Can a Community Garden Stop the NYU Expansion?

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

garden_aa Neighbors and advocates argue that the university can’t build on what should be considered official parkland By Nora Bosworth Greenwich Village and Soho are brimming with individuals who lead wildly different lifestyles, and who oppose New York University’s gargantuan development project for reasons as distinct as their own personalities. Yet whether these people are managers [&hellip
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Edward I. Koch: ‘I Don’t Do Cinematography’

Written by Tom Allon on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

If Martians landed on our planet and demanded I teach them what a New Yorker is, I’d go no further than show them the hours and hours of videotape of Edward I. Koch jousting at press conferences in the 1980s and defiantly marching across the Brooklyn Bridge during the 1980 transit strike and his more [&hellip
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Unofficial Parade Lights Up Dark Downtown

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

Photo by Emily Johnson By Emily Johnson The theme of the annual Village Halloween parade this year was to have been a 2012 Mayan countdown. With the streets of downtown Manhattan already dark and apocalyptic in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, the parade was cancelled for the first time in its venerated 39-year history. But on Wednesday night, more [&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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Sandy Pulls the Plug on Village Halloween Parade

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

By Sophia Rosenbaum The Village Halloween Parade, a 39-year tradition, is just another check on the list of Hurricane Sandy’s victims, which includes the destruction of much of Atlantic City, Long Island, Downtown Manhattan and the New York City mass transit system. “For the first time in our 39 year history, the Mayor’s Office of [&hellip
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Proposed Greenwich Village/Chelsea School Rezoning Met With Concern

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

Greenwich Village Chelsea Rezoning  Map 100912 By Alissa Fleck Representatives from the Department of Education (DOE), the Community Education Council District 2 (CEC) and community members convened on Oct. 9 to discuss a proposed school district rezoning for Greenwich Village/Chelsea and Midtown East. The proposed Greenwich Village/Chelsea rezoning map, available on the CEC’s website, impacts current PS zones 3, 11, 41 [&hellip
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Woman Killed by Truck on Monday ID’ed as Downtown Artist

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

Photo by edenpictures. Via Flickr Commons. By Paul Bisceglio - - *Update*: An NYPD spokesperson announced on Wednesday that Greg Smith was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care. - - South Village resident Jessica Dworkin, 58, was killed on Monday morning when the rear of a tractor trailer hit her and dragged her two blocks under [&hellip
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District Commission Hears Public’s Opinions on Manhattan Divisions

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

By Paul Bisceglio Reunite Greenwich Village, and unite Chinatown and the Lower East Side. These were downtown Manhattanites’ two most common requests in the Districting Commission’s public hearing at New York Law School last week. This first of five hearings, one per borough, gathered public opinion on the upcoming revision of the city’s 51 City [&hellip
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