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A Rallying Cry

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

NYU Render GV community takes on NYU plan In what promises to be a long process, Community Board 2 recommended last week that the City Planning Commission reject New York University’s (NYU) 2031 expansion plan in Greenwich Village. Although the decision was announced during CB2’s full board meeting, the gathering quickly turned into a community rallying cry [&hellip
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Downtown Neighborhood Chatter

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

TRIBECA DANGEROUS INTERSECTION GETS TRAFFIC LIGHT The Tribeca intersection of Duane and Greenwich streets has finally received a traffic light, first approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT) in October 2011. The light, which was officially welcomed to the neighborhood when Council Member Margaret Chin, State Sen. Daniel Squadron, Borough President Scott Stringer and CB1 [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, Our Town Downtown

Lower Manhattan Tourism Up by 800,000 According to the Downtown Alliance’s 2011 Year in Review, 9.8 million tourists flocked to Lower Manhattan’s major museums, events and attractions last year—800,000 people more than in 2010. “Tourism is thriving in Lower Manhattan like never before,” said Elizabeth Berger, president of the Downtown Alliance. “While business travelers remain [&hellip
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DT Social: Snow in the City

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

UnionSquareSnow4_patriciavoulgaris Winter 2012 has been particularly seasonable. While the temperate weather makes the season more palatable, other New Yorkers miss the snow. These snowflake buffs came out in full force recently at Union Square, where tons of the white stuff was dumped. The temporary snow park, dubbed Burton Riglet Park, was part of a special snowboarding [&hellip
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Correcting Delancey

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

2012-02-delancey-slides-4 After a water main broke on Delancey Street early Tuesday morning, Feb. 14, the thoroughfare was an unfamiliar sight. Aside from the pools of brown-tinged water that collected on the road—and were at one point reportedly 3 feet high—the street, largely closed off to traffic, was vacant of cars with the exception of some Fire [&hellip
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Downtown Neighborhood Chatter

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Breaking News, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, Our Town Downtown

WEST VILLAGE FAMOUS ARTISTS’ BUILDING GAINS LANDMARK STATUS The Westbeth Artists Community, located in the West Village, has had its historic landmark status approved by the City Council, saving the 19th-century building complex from having its historic status stripped by City Council members and being sold to commercial developers. Westbeth was the headquarters of Bell [&hellip
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Downtown Crime Watch: Store HIt for Second Time

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

CrimeBlotterIllus_02_09_2012_EvanSoares $2K STOLEN FROM WALLET Last Wednesday, Feb. 1, a 55-year-old New Jersey woman took out $2,000 in cash from a Brooklyn ATM before getting on the subway at Court Street. When she got off at City Hall she realized her wallet—and all her cash—was missing. The woman told police that she had only opened the [&hellip
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Love Blooms Downtown

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Uncategorized

By Marissa Maier A Wedding of Hope When Diamond Jones and Michael Thomas were married on Sept. 9, 2011, one might say that their wedding was a little unorthodox. They did get married in a 19th-century chapel, and hundreds of guests bedecked in their finest watched as Diamond, in her wedding gown, glided down the [&hellip
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