Posts Tagged ‘Our Town Downtown’

A Rallying Cry

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

NYU Render GV community takes on NYU plan In what promises to be a long process, Community Board 2 recommended last week that the City Planning Commission reject New York University’s (NYU) 2031 expansion plan in Greenwich Village. Although the decision was announced during CB2’s full board meeting, the gathering quickly turned into a community rallying cry [&hellip
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How the DOE Handles Abuse, and Inappropriate Behavior

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

After a string of sexual abuse cases in New York City public schools have come to light in recent weeks, some parents are calling into question how the DOE handles these instances. “Parents are really angry, and rightfully so,” said Noah Gotbaum, a Community Education Council (CEC) member for District 3 and parent of children [&hellip
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Downtown Democrats Wary of Redistricting Process

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

2011-Current-Assembly Say current LATFOR map would weaken area’s representation To many city residents, redistricting, whereby states redraw their political maps every decade to reflect population shifts recorded in the most recent census, is an all- too-complex, seemingly esoteric process best left to political pundits and policy wonks. New York, which has yet to approve redrawn legislative [&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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Soak Your Troubles Away

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Dwell OTDT, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

127 W 15th Master baths to die for Chelsea loft, 147 W. 15th St., $6,500,000, Richard Orenstein 212-381-4248. Retreat from the city to this 4,700-square-foot, full-floor loft offering grand rooms, brilliant light and multitextured finishes throughout. Step off the elevator into a massive 54-foot-wide studio space where 12-foot beamed ceilings, industrial columns, frescoed brick walls and sculptural steel [&hellip
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On Topic: A Changing Village and a Call for Voices

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown

In and around the Village, we’re seeing an extraordinary burst of development activity with far-reaching consequences. Trinity Realty will soon file an application to rezone Hudson Square and turn it into a 24-hour high-rise mixed-use community. Jamestown Properties is seeking to rezone Chelsea Market to enable the construction of a huge hotel and office complex [&hellip
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Talking Up DT: President of the New School

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

08-TalkingUp-David Van Zandt New School David Van Zandt has completed his first full year as the president of The New School, and he’s just getting started with his ideas for how to transform the already innovative university. Van Zandt, a graduate of Princeton, the London School of Economics and Yale Law School, practiced international banking law in New York years [&hellip
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Downtown Alliance’s Kelly Rush lets us know what’s opening and closing

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Eat & Drink, Lifestyle, Our Town Downtown

It’s not spring yet, no matter how tightly I squeeze my eyes and pretend it is, so in this edition I’m focusing on treats to help you get through the last throes of winter. Soon enough, I’ll park my down jacket in the closet and wipe the filthy salt residue off my well-worn boots. In [&hellip
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Winter Is a Season, Too

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Eat & Drink, Lifestyle, Our Town Downtown

sweetshrimpbyclaramichelle It is still, technically, winter. Every 50-plus degree day makes it harder and harder to remember this—every time you run out of the office for lunch and debate whether you really need your coat, instead of wrapping yourself in every piece of clothing you own before braving the elements—but winter is sticking around until at [&hellip
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Park Avenue's Secret Downtown Venue

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town Downtown, Music, Our Town Downtown

Philip Glass, Tune-In Music Festival2 For an uptown venue, the Park Avenue Armory has plenty of downtown spirit. “Our sense is really contemporary and cutting edge, and in this historic building it seems to work really well,” said Rebecca Robertson, the president and executive producer of the space, located at 643 Park Ave., between 66th and 67th streets. She’s discussing [&hellip
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