Posts Tagged ‘Lower East Side’

Meet Seaport City: Mayor Bloomberg’s Last Pet Project

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

Seaport City The mayor proposes constructing a giant new neighborhood off the coast of the Lower East Side By Adam Janos Mayor Bloomberg rolled out a $20 billion plan Tuesday called “A Stronger, More Resilient New York” in which the administration mapped out ideas for infrastructural changes that would protect the city from the threat of climate [&hellip
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Theater Brings Possibility to Local Teens

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

Photo by Christopher Smith With NYC afterschool programs continuously cut , the Possibility Project brings relief to struggling students through the performing arts By Helaina Hovitz It’s a brisk Saturday morning in April, and a group of inner city students are rehearsing a musical of their own making at East Side Community High School on 12th Street and 1st [&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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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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Downtown, Then and Now with Marc Spitz

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Music

spitz A walking tour with a music journalist brings his memoir to life If “raucous” and “intimate” can coexist adroitly, that describes the atmosphere at the release party for Marc Spitz’s new memoir Poseur, an affair tucked cozily away up a staircase at the Lower East Side’s Slipper Room. Everyone here knows each other, laughs heartily [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Hudson Park River Snacks, Manhattan Rental Market Report

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

By Jessica Mastronardi New Park Snacks Come spring, Hudson River Park will be offering new food and drink options throughout the park. According to the recently released Request for Proposals, which will be open until March 15, the West Side park is looking for bids for seven new food carts and trucks to be located [&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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Local Politicians React to State of the State

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

We asked the state senators and assembly members from our neighborhoods to respond to Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State address Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State speech, addressing a population that had recently been shaken by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the unthinkable violence of the school [&hellip
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