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Straus News Enters the Manhattan Neighborhood News Market

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Jeanne Straus, President of Straus News, looks over issues of her company's newly acquired New York City weeklies with
William Pecover, Tom Allon and Richard Burns of Manhattan Media. Photo by Aaron Adler. Family-owned media company returns to its NYC roots Straus News, a leading community news publisher and owner of weeklies in the tri-state region, today acquired Manhattan’s premiere weekly newspapers. The weeklies include one of New York City’s best-known papers, Our Town, along with its sister publications Our Town Downtown, The West Side Spirit, The Chelsea [&hellip
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The First Annual Downtown OTTY Awards

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Downtown OTTY Awards, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Council Member Margaret Chin, Downtowner of the Year Our Town Downtown thanks the people who make life in lower Manhattan spectacular When we decided to start a tradition of presenting awards to outstanding community members who live and work in downtown Manhattan, the one thing we knew would be easy was finding recipients. We weren’t disappointed. The inaugural Downtown OTTY (Our Town Thanks [&hellip
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Margaret Chin: An Elected Official Who Gets Down in the Trenches

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Downtown OTTY Awards, Special Sections

Council Member Margaret Chin fights to keep Lower Manhattan a vibrant and thriving community While Hurricane Sandy hit Council Member Margaret Chin’s district hard, a blow from which Lower Manhattan is still scrambling to recover, the council member says a lot of major strides have been made this year in her district. Many would argue, [&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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Where is the Line Between Press and Paparazzi?

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

Soho residents angry over Patz murder media blitz By Paul Bisceglio Local media went into a frenzy last week when 51-year-old New Jersey man Pedro Hernandez confessed to killing Etan Patz, a 6-year-old Soho resident who went missing on his way to the bus on May 25, 1979. The disappearance made national headlines 33 years [&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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The Streets Turn to Grass on Orchard

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

Text by Nick Gallinelli • Photos by Dana Davenport Everyone was given a chance to relive a bit of their childhood Sunday, June 3, as the Lower East Side, with the help of 2,000 square feet of well-placed artificial grass, was transformed into an urban playground. In the Lower East Side Business Improvement District (LES [&hellip
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Revenge on Wheels

Written by Sean Creamer on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

With bicycle thefts now common in NYC, one man set up a sting operation to recover his stolen bike by Sean Creamer Paul Panus’ story is one that begins like many bicycle thefts, with a nice bike and a cheap lock. After his bike was stolen, Panus, a 33-year-old IT project manager and skateboarding and cycling [&hellip
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Talking Up Downtown with . . . Grace Lee Boggs

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

  By Courtney Holbrook Grace Lee Boggs, a 96-year-old civic activist, has spent her life on the front line of almost every progressive movement in the last century, supporting the rights of women, minorities and workers. A resident of Detroit, Lee Boggs has just released a new book, The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for [&hellip
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