Posts Tagged ‘Our Town Downtown’

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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Borough President Stringer’s NYU Concessions Fall Short, Critics Say

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

In his recent conditional approval of NYU’s 2031 core campus expansion plan, Borough President Scott Stringer was able to take a few items off the massive table. But many local residents, preservationists and politicians still believe the plan is huge, despite its recent reining-in. The revised plan, sent by Stringer to the Department of City [&hellip
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Night Moves: TAP-NY’s first annual Night Market brings Taiwanese street food to the masses

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Lifestyle, Our Town

The New York hierarchy of Chinese food is as follows: Cantonese, Sichuan, everything else. Seems impossible, given the size of the country and the diversity of its regional cooking styles, but unless you dig deep into the Flushing, Queens, pedagogy, most people don’t know their Henan from their Hunan, their Dongbei from their Fujian. Lost [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Pols and Residents Rally for LMCCC

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

Lower Manhattan residents and politicians like City Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Chair Julie Menin and Community Board 1 Vice-Chair Catherine McVay-Hughes, rallied Monday, April 9, to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg to provide the Lower Manhattan Construction Command (LMCCC) with the staff and resources to fulfill their mission. According [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Fulton Street Center Station Receives Funding Boost

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

The MTA received a welcome surprise March 30 when it was announced that the state’s 2012-2013 budget awarded them a robust $770 million toward the MTA’s capital plan. The allocation of funds, according to a release by State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, will allow the continued construction of both the Second Avenue subway line and [&hellip
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Crime Watch: Five Tooth Discount

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Five Tooth Discount A loss prevention officer, an undercover officer on the lookout for suspicious people, had her hand bitten when she confronted a pair of female shoplifters at a retail clothing store on Broadway. One of the shoplifters pushed the officer down, while the other clamped down on her hand. They then fled the [&hellip
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City & State’s Chris Bragg Wins Writer of the Year, and Laura Nahmias Nabs Runner-Up, at New York Press Association Awards

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News

From City & State Managing Editor Andrew J. Hawkins: Here at City & State, we don’t normally toot our own horns. But today we’ll make an exception. Two of our reporters, Chris Bragg and Laura Nahmias, were honored with the New York Press Association’s 2011 “Writer of the Year” distinction. Chris took home the top [&hellip
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Follow that Cab: Punjabi Deli is a local spot for one of New York’s many kinds of local

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

When you travel, the first thing you’re told is to eat where the locals eat. Skip the tourist traps and the corporate cafeterias and look for the unassuming place packed with people all speaking the same language—preferably not the one you speak. A New York local, however, is a different kind of animal. We’ll tell [&hellip
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