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Lower East Side Leader Provided Direly Needed Help Post-Sandy

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David Garza worked with Henry Street Settlement team to keep food and assistance flowing in the wake of the storm by Emily Johnson In the first days after Hurricane Sandy, thousands in downtown Manhattan were stranded in cold, dark apartments. FEMA, flush with disaster relief funds, had the resources to send a truck with 22,000 [&hellip
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Canal Street Mission Continues to Serve

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Despite a setback from Hurricane Sandy, the historic shelter looks ahead to a new facility and a robust Thanksgiving By Sophia Rosenbaum The New York City Rescue Mission has a lot to be thankful for post-Sandy. “It’s a little bit of a hardship to be blocks away from the worst of it,” said Joe Little, [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Post-Sandy Help, LES Guns Off the Streets

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Neighborhood Chatter By Nora Bosworth Getting Post-Sandy Help Earlier this week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a statement explaining what recovery and emergency aid is now available throughout the city. The Human Resources Administration has established sites where people can learn how to apply for emergency and economic help. These centers are located at: Mount Loretto – 6581 [&hellip
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District Commission Hears Public’s Opinions on Manhattan Divisions

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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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Another Canal Street Building Up for Lease, to Contribute to “Manhattan’s Next Great Retail Frontier”?

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Photo by Wilson Rivera, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. By Paul Bisceglio   When most New Yorkers think of Canal Street, they probably don’t think of quality retail. There the goods tend to come rolled out on street vendor mats with the brands misspelled, not behind glass windows in fine shopping plazas. Melinda Miller of Winick Realty Group, however, wants to usher in a [&hellip
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Where to Get Fit in the City: Best (and Cheapest) Gyms in NYC

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Some city gyms have all the bells and whistles, while others take the no-frills approach. Then there’s the whole continuum in between. You can find just about anything you can dream up in NYC, but ultimately what you want from a workout is a personal choice. Furthermore, what may seem thrilling at signup, can quickly [&hellip
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Downtown Social: New Museum Hosts a Lower East Side Block Party

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Text by Adel Manoukian Photos by Dana Davenport The New Museum hosted its sixth annual block party this past Friday in the Lower East Side’s Sara D. Roosevelt Park.  Musicians performed while partygoers created their own optical illusion art, meddled with origami and learned about the history of literature and the Bowery. Other activities included [&hellip
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