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Sergeant Connected with Pvt. Danny Chen Suicide Faces Minor Punishment

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danny-chen-5e1a90d38ac78cf6 By Nick Gallinelli Sgt. Adam Holcomb, the first soldier to be tried in the court martial case surrounding Pvt. Danny Chen’s suicide, was acquitted of the most serious charges but was found guilty of minor ones this Monday. By the following day, his suggested sentenced was announced, and the punishment is creating backlash in the [&hellip
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Full City Council Approves NYU Expansion, Promise Fight’s Just Begun

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Full City Council voted today, 44-1, to approve NYU’s modified expansion plan, despite continued community resistance. Speaker Christine Quinn called the modified plan significantly smaller than the original proposal and was satisfied with the outcome, reported WNYC. (by Alissa Fleck and Paul Bisceglio) The decrease in size from approximately 2 million square feet down to [&hellip
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Downtown Social: Celebrating NYC as a City of Water

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Text by Adel Manoukian Photos by Ian Douglas Key local and state officials and prominent waterfront activists got a splash as they celebrated the fifth annual City of Water Day Festival on Governors Island this past Saturday. The festival included a dockside press conference at South Street Seaport’s Pier 17, followed by a launch event [&hellip
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NYU Sexton Plan Overwhelmingly Passes City Council Committees

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

University makes modifications to plan, likely to be approved by full Council By Alissa Fleck NYU’s modified expansion plan is one step closer to fruition, much to the disappointment of staunchly opposed community members. The City Council’s Zoning Subcommittee and Land Use Committee voted back-to-back on Tuesday in overwhelming support of NYU’s expansion plan, with [&hellip
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NYU “Sexton Plan” Overwhelmingly Passes City Council Committees

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

COmmunity members wait to hear the vote. Photo by James Kelleher. University makes modifications to plan, likely to be approved by full council NYU’s modified expansion plan is one step closer to fruition, much to the disappointment of staunchly opposed community members. The City Council’s Zoning Subcommittee and Land Use Committee voted back-to-back on Tuesday, in overwhelming support of NYU’s expansion plan, with certain mutually agreed [&hellip
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City Council Hearing Over NYU Expansion Gets Heated

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

JonathanSpringer_TAB3581 President John Sexton defends plan to the community, and city council members By Alissa Fleck City Council members struggled to quell boos, hisses, applause and chants at a hearing on the NYU expansion on Friday, June 29. Even Greenwich Village resident and actor Matthew Broderick showed up to voice an opinion on the controversial proposal; [&hellip
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Soho BID Seems To Be On Hold—For the Moment

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From City & State’s Heard Around Town: What’s going on with the long-awaiting plan to put a Business Improvement District in SoHo? A hearing was supposed to be held on the proposed BID this spring, but it has never materialized. One source involved in pushing the BID says that Manhattan Councilwoman Margaret Chin, who is [&hellip
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350 children hold walkout at Henry Street Settlement

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Children and community members protest budget cuts to after-school programs It’s not often children have as much to lose in a political fight as their parents. But for the children of Chinatown and the Lower East Side, this rally was an important one. On Wednesday, May 10, at 4 p.m., more than 350 students in [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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MargaretChin Lower East Side and Chinatown Chin Says Cuts to After-School and Daycare Programs Remain In response to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s executive budget, Council Member Margaret Chin noted that while the mayor has committed to fund 2,600 teaching positions, the budget still includes cuts to daycare, after-school programs and other services in the Lower East Side [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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poopscoop Citywide Despite Mayor, City Council Passes Living Wage Bill   On Monday, April 30, the City Council—despite criticism by Mayor Michael Bloomberg—successfully passed the Living Wage Bill. While several cities across the country have passed similar legislation, the mayor has previously said he would veto the bill should it pass, saying it stymies job growth. [&hellip
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