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Neighborhood Chatter: Back to Business; Gun Control

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Renowned Chef Daniel Boulud drops off a gourmet meal and jokes with a resident of Stuyvesant Town. The visit highlighted the Citymeals-on-Wheels program which helps to get food to homebound and elderly. Downtown Getting Back to Business The Downtown Alliance has made it their mission to mold and maintain Lower Manhattan as a world-leading central business district of today. The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy pushed this organization to launch the Back to Business Small Business Grant Program that is now able to provide grant distribution for [&hellip
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Nabe Chatter: Box Cutter Rapist Convicted, Ex-EV Officer Sentenced, World AIDS Day

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flagpole_AA Box Cutter Rapist Convicted on All Counts Thanks to DNA evidence, Andres Suarez, 30, of the Bronx, was recently convicted on all charges for raping and assaulting a woman in her Soho apartment in 2008. During the trial in the New York Supreme Court, the jury found Suarez guilty on all the counts, including predatory [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Greenwich Village Rape Suspect Sketch Released

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

2012_08_sketch6pct Compiled by Nick Gallinelli Rape Suspect’s Police Sketch Released Policed have released a sketch of the suspect in mid-August’s Greenwich Village sexual assault incident. The suspect is believed to be around 6 feet tall with a medium build. According to DNAinfo, the man entered 85 Washington Place, a massage parlor, on Friday morning, Aug. 17, and [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: 30 Pound Cat Finds Home

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

Zadroga Bill to Cover 50 Types of Cancer Fifty types of cancer have joined the list of covered conditions for the World Trade Center Health Program linked to the Zadroga Bill that was passed in early 2011. The coverage comes after Dr. John Howard, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, reviewed [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

by Adel Manoukian DANCE NEW AMSTERDAM RESCUED FROM GETTING THE BOOT State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Executive Director of Dance New Amsterdam (DNA) Catherine Peila announced last week that the performance center in Lower Manhattan has reached an agreement with its landlord to lower its monthly rent and rental debt. This announcement comes after a [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

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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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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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 J&R JR. STORE OPENS Alliance for Downtown New York President Elizabeth Berger joined J&R Co-CEOs Joe and Rachelle Friedman and their son, J&R Executive Vice President Jason Friedman, to celebrate the launch of the new J&R Jr. store this Monday, Feb. 13. The new location, conceived of by Jason Friedman, is a 15,000-square-foot [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News 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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