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Landis in Hunt for UWS City Council Seat

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Breaking News, West Side Spirit

By Megan Bungeroth Marc Landis has always been an organizer. In his bid for City Council Member Gale Brewer’s soon-to-be-vacant seat, he only asks potential voters to see him in that role at a slightly higher level.“I have a long history of organizing things, whether you call me a community organizer or a political organizer,” Landis [&hellip
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Free Legal Advice for Tenants Battling Landlords

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Breaking News, West Side Spirit

By Megan Bungeroth Over 40 people gathered in a room at the Goddard Riverside Community Center last Wednesday night, some clutching legal notices and copies of leases, all hoping to get some advice on how to remain in their homes. The attendees of the housing clinic run by Goddard Riverside’s SRO Law Project, The Urban [&hellip
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Making It Work

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

LGBT LGBT organizations discuss future with help of local Chamber of Commerce By Andrew Rice “Why isn’t this working for us? How’d you do that?” were a couple of the questions posed by the nearly two dozen board members of different nonprofit lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups as they sat down to discuss the [&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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Buyer for Bialystoker Home Rumored Close

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

bialystoker Preservationists, residents scramble to secure landmark designation By Alan Krawitz Built in 1929, the historic Bialystoker Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing served residents of the Lower East Side for 80 years before it was put up for sale and ultimately shuttered late last year. The center’s nonprofit owners, Bialystoker Center and Bikur Cholim Inc., claim [&hellip
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Zone Green Amendment Has Some Seeing Red

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Breaking News

greenot By Megan Bungeroth The city under Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken some aggressive steps toward a greener future, and the Department of City Planning recently released its latest development in transforming New York into a more sustainable place to live. The Zone Green Text Amendment is currently circulating through the city’s community boards for comments [&hellip
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Girl Scout of a Certain Age

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

FEFrancesHesselbeinas National group’s former leader is anything but retiring By Megan Bungeroth If Frances Hesselbein receives just a modicum more recognition in her life, which she very likely will, she’ll have to get a new office. Every inch of her wall is covered with framed honorary degrees, photographs of her smiling and looking familiar with dignitaries [&hellip
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Buyer for Bialystoker Home Rumored Close

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News

Preservationists, residents scramble to secure landmark designation By Alan Krawitz Built in 1929, the historic Bialystoker Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing served residents of the Lower East Side for 80 years before it was put up for sale and ultimately shuttered late last year. The center’s nonprofit owners, Bialystoker Center and Bikur Cholim Inc., claim [&hellip
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