Posts Tagged ‘Lower Manhattan’

Born Again: The Financial District’s Revitalization from Desolation and Devastation

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

Since 9/11, and years later Hurricane Sandy, hit Downtown Manhattan, business has been slowly rebuilding in the Financial District It used to be that the Financial District shut down right at 5 p.m., right when its commuters vacated their offices and traveled to homes outside the neighborhood. The desolate feeling of the streets after-hours was [&hellip
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Remembering the Life of Liz Berger

Written by Helaina Hovitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

The downtown community lost a vibrant advocate and true friend last week On Monday, August 5th, Elizabeth Berger, president of the Downtown Alliance, died at the age of 53. Liz, as she was called, left behind an endless list of outstanding professional and political accomplishments, but to those who knew and loved her, she was [&hellip
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Not All Happy About Sharing with Bike Share

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

Citi Bike Some downtown residents claim the newly installed CitiBike racks create hazards and hassle for their neighborhood By Helaina Hovitz Last week, 330 CitiBike stations were installed in Manhattan and Brooklyn, garnering a reaction from most Manhattanites that can essentially be boiled down to this: not on my block. Or, at least, not where it’s currently [&hellip
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Is FiDi a True Neighborhood?

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

FIDI An event at the Léman Preparatory School showcased local FiDi businesses to bolster the area’s sense of community Last week the FiDi Association brought several local businesses and community members together to the Léman Preparatory School ballroom to provide a flavor of the neighborhood and promote the Downtown Alliance’s “Going Green” program, which aims to [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Bus Strike, Canal Street Building Collapse, Little League in Limbo

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

Baseball3(as) Bus Strike Hits Parents of the 152,000 New York City children who rely on school buses to get them to classes every day braced for the bus driver strike last week. The city is paying for MetroCards and reimbursing parents’ auto expenses for taking their kids to school and picking them up, and attendance was [&hellip
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Update: Downtown Synagogue Forced Out of Home

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News

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

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

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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