Posts Tagged ‘Lower Manhattan’

Seaport Shops Sending Out SOS

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

Council Member Diana Reyna listens to a South Street Seaport small business owner talk about rebuilding her business after Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Aaron Adler Many of the small businesses near the South Street Seaport are struggling to repoen after devastating hurricane damage. By Caroline Lewis Made Fresh Daily, an all-natural café in the once-bustling South Street Seaport neighborhood, enjoyed a buzzing lunch hour on a recent Monday afternoon, seven weeks after Hurricane Sandy left a high-water mark halfway up [&hellip
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Where the Streets Are Paved With Gasoline-Powered Generators

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

Parts of Lower Manhattan may spend the holidays and beyond hooked up to noisy, noxious generators if building management companies don’t soon finish necessary repairs. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many downtown Manhattan buildings relied on emergency generators for power in an effort to return to normalcy. As of last week, Council Member Margaret Chin’s [&hellip
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The First Annual Downtown OTTY Awards

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Downtown OTTY Awards, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Council Member Margaret Chin, Downtowner of the Year Our Town Downtown thanks the people who make life in lower Manhattan spectacular When we decided to start a tradition of presenting awards to outstanding community members who live and work in downtown Manhattan, the one thing we knew would be easy was finding recipients. We weren’t disappointed. The inaugural Downtown OTTY (Our Town Thanks [&hellip
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Margaret Chin: An Elected Official Who Gets Down in the Trenches

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Downtown OTTY Awards, Special Sections

Council Member Margaret Chin fights to keep Lower Manhattan a vibrant and thriving community While Hurricane Sandy hit Council Member Margaret Chin’s district hard, a blow from which Lower Manhattan is still scrambling to recover, the council member says a lot of major strides have been made this year in her district. Many would argue, [&hellip
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Is Lower Manhattan at Risk for Contamination?

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

Hurricane Sandy has long since passed, but concern remains over lasting environmental hazards Though the waters have receded after Hurricane Sandy, many downtown residents may be facing a yet-unseen but potentially hazardous problem as a result of the severe flooding. Congressman Jerrold Nadler, who represents Lower Manhattan communities hit especially hard by the storm, has [&hellip
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Street Shrink: Weathering the Storm

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Editorial, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown

Hurricane-sandy-creek How Sandy still affects our psyches.  By Kristine Keller It started out like any other weekend. The downtown streets were chockablock with hipsters sporting ironic T-shirts and enduring long waits for a dinner table at Rubirosa. The pulse of downtown throbbed so loudly I could hear it from my fifth-floor walk-up. And then, a flat [&hellip
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Sandy Tears Swath of Destruction through Downtown Manhattan

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

Photo by Aaron Adler By Paul Bisceglio Sandy hit New York on Monday evening with the fury promised by ominous forecasts and left behind a wake of devastation wrought by the 80 m.p.w.-plus winds and extensive flooding of lower Manhattan. The grim numbers began to roll in as the post-tropical storm faded on Tuesday: over half a million residents [&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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