Posts Tagged ‘Our Town Downtown’

Southbridge Towers Goes Private

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

The Mitchell Lama complex voted to convert subsidized apartments to market rate Two Bridges Two-thirds of residents at Southbridge Towers voted for the complex to exit the Mitchell Lama affordable housing program and take their apartments private last week. The move will allow them to convert their subsidized apartments into market rate apartments and realize [&hellip
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Another Downtown Team, Once Again Squeezed For Space

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown

Work to remove PCBs in a public school displaces girls basketball league Greenwich Village Yet another sports league is facing a space crunch in lower Manhattan. Following an earlier report in Our Town Downtown about a successful girls’ softball team that is struggling to find a home field, the commissioner of a girls’ basketball league [&hellip
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When A Grocery Store Goes

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Residents accuse a supermarket chain on the Lower East Side of increasing prices on customers who lack options Before it closed, the Pathmark on Cherry Street was the most popular supermarket on the Lower East Side. The quality and prices were so good, residents say, that even people from outside the community would travel to [&hellip
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Downtown FALL PREVIEW

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown

Arts Our top picks for arts and cultural events in your neighborhood From film to food to family affairs, Our Town Downtown’s fall preview delivers a sampling of upcoming arts and cultural events the neighborhood has to offer this season. FILM Buster Keaton’s The General Part of Anthology Film Archives’ Essential Cinema Repertory collection, a [&hellip
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Back in Business at New Amsterdam

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Purveyors from Iliamna Wild Red Salmon talk to a customer at the New Amsterdam Market. Less than a month after shutting down the popular downtown market, its founder plots a comeback Seemingly rejuvenated by an outpouring of community support, New Amsterdam Market founder Robert LaValva is actively planning the future of the market just three weeks after he abruptly announced its closure. In an interview with Our Town Downtown, LaValva [&hellip
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Closing Time For Now

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

  In a surprise move, New Amsterdam founder announces end of popular monthly market Robert LaValva appears to have given up. The founder and director of the New Amsterdam Market announced via email last week that the market is closing effective immediately, and that the last one was held in its location on South Street [&hellip
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Green Thumb, Concrete Jungle

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in Arts West Side Spirit, News Our Town Downtown

Downtown community gardens spring to life while some fight for their lives Lower East Side Tenants who built and maintained a community garden behind two East Village apartment buildings said that it will be needlessly destroyed by a management company that recently bought the buildings. Around the corner, another community garden that’s catered to children [&hellip
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