Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

Living at its Greenest

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Dwell OTDT, Our Town Downtown

The Citizen, Chelsea This spacious, architecturally stunning building on West 23rd Street meets all LEED energy efficiency qualifications, making it one of the greenest residential buildings in Manhattan. The triple-layered windows let natural light in and keep noise pollution out. Walls are specially formatted for soundproofing and have an extra layer of drywall for quiet [&hellip
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A New Ride For The City Blind

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News

Credit to William Alatriste New York City Council Riding in a taxi can be a harrowing experience for the blind and visually impaired. If they choose to pay with a credit card, they were forced to rely on cab drivers to swipe their card and enter the correct amount, including the tip. Now, thanks to new software unveiled by Council Member James Vacca, [&hellip
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Not So Amazin’ Season Start

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, Sports

Citifield Courtesty of Adam Mazza Yesterday was the Mets’ opening day at Citifield. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the wind is howling mournfully between the empty seats. It seems many fans have soured over what hasn’t been an amazing year for the Mets, forcing to the team to have what looks to be the first Opening [&hellip
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Liu’s Bank Shot

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Breaking News

From today’s Heard Around Town: * Just because City Comptroller John Liu‘s office voted against doing business with city banks last summer doesn’t mean they aren’t doing business with city banks. Liu’s representative on the city Banking Commission, an obscure body that oversees city bank accounts, voted against three dozen routine approvals last July to [&hellip
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How St. Patrick’s Traditions Got Their Start

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Arts & Film, Breaking News, Lifestyle, News West Side Spirit, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town, West Side Spirit With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, many New Yorkers are gearing up to take part in what have become ingrained traditions for many city dwellers. A stereotypical holiday itinerary might start with a hearty meal of corned beef and cabbage, followed by swilling green beer, donning plastic green leprechaun gear, cheering on a [&hellip
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Homeless Left Out in the Cold: With city and state programs cut, more homeless flood West Side streets

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

  It’s no shock that a still-struggling economy, an ever-more-expensive city and a continually burgeoning population have combined to produce record-high rates of homelessness in New York. What may shock some, however, is how difficult it is for the city to help its homeless population. In a time of fiscal cutbacks, the subsidies, grants and [&hellip
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