Posts Tagged ‘Margaret Chin’

The Plot Thickens: Seaport Update

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Pier_17_South_Street_Seaport South Street Seaport and its museum may soon be no more By Helaina Hovitz As suspected and outlined in last week’s article, March 20’s City Council “food market” victory announcement turned out to be a lot of smoke and mirrors. In approving a Uniform Land Use Review Process (ULURP) application with the Howard Hughes Corporation, [&hellip
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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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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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Neighborhood Chatter

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

NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Norah Bosworth Public Hearing on Proposed Soho BID According to a release from the SoHo Alliance, councilmember Margaret Chin has called a public hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. at City Hall on the proposed Soho Business Improvement District (BID). The hearing will be conducted by the City Council’s Finance Committee [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

Nabe Chatter Photo Robokid Compiled by Alissa Fleck ‘Robokid’ Takes On East Village East Village resident Jakob Kraus, 7, who has earned the moniker “Robokid,” is a self-taught hip-hop dancer who practices the style known as “animation,” according to his father. Now his videos, which can be viewed online, are on the brink of going viral. Jakob’s father said [&hellip
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Third Soldier in Danny Chen Suicide Case Is Sentenced

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

Specialist gets a lighter punishment than expected The third military member to go on trial in connection with the Danny Chen suicide case was sentenced to three months in prison and a demotion to private. The punishment again drew the ire of the Chinatown community. Spc. Thomas Porter Curtis pled guilty to hazing, two counts [&hellip
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Soldier Pleads Guilty in Danny Chen Case, Faces Stiffer Punishment

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

danny-chen-5e1a90d38ac78cf6 By Nick Gallinelli The next military member to be on trial in the Danny Chen suicide case pleaded guilty on Monday, leading to a smoother resolution than Sgt. Adam Holcomb’s trial last month. Spc. Ryan Offutt reportedly pleaded guilty to charges of maltreatment and hazing. Offutt was sentenced to six months in prison, rank demotion [&hellip
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Chin and Quinn Ask Army for “More Meaningful Punishment” for Danny Chen’s Tormenters

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Private Danny Chen, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons By Paul Bisceglio   Sgt. Adam Holcomb was tried this week in connection with the death of Pvt. Danny Chen last October. He faces up to two years in prison. Council Member Margaret Chin and Speaker Christine Quinn, however, think he deserves more. Chin and Quinn sent a letter yesterday to Lt. General Daniel B. [&hellip
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Imagining Greenwich Village in 2031

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

James KelleherIMG_9441 Residents, politicians, activists envision impact of NYU’s long-term expansion plan New York University scored a key victory last week as the City Council approved a slightly scaled back version of the school’s controversial 2031 expansion plan. While the project was pared down, it will still add close to 6 million square feet of academic space [&hellip
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