Christine and Kim…history in the making.

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Christine Quinn the City Council Speaker and supporter of a decrease in the Stop and Frisk policy is getting married to her longtime partner Kim M. Catullo tomorrow. New York City is abuzz with activity surrounding the nuptials.  Quinn will be the highest profile politician to be out and married.  New York’s Marriage Equality Act [&hellip
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Happy Internet Week: Update on the First Two Days

Written by Carib Guerra on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Technology, Uncategorized

Following the sleepy-faced 7:30am curtain call David-Michel Davies, founder of the Webby Awards and cofounder of Internet Week itself, gave a quick hello and passed the mic to New York City’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne. The work that Sterne has been doing in partnerships with the local tech community is a large part of [&hellip
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Inside The Secret Door: A Tour of Downtown’s Top Speakeasies

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The Back Room 1 | By Leonora Desar During Prohibition, New Yorkers drank illegally behind the unmarked doors of underground speakeasies, which over time became more visible due to an easily bribed police force. Now, 79 years later, speakeasies have made a comeback in New York City. Beginning with Sasha Petraske’s Milk and Honey, these hotspots became the rage—especially [&hellip
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Downtown Alliance’s Kelly Rush lets us know what’s opening and closing

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compressedpasta By Kelly Rush Where the children go, the schools follow. In a sure sign that Lower Manhattan is adding more families than ever (our residential population has doubled in the last 10 years), a new child care center and preschool has opened off Washington Street across from Battery Park City. Just up the Hudson in [&hellip
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Party to Pray: Historic Church says livelihood depends on 583 Park Avenue events

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

FE-583 Park Ave(as) An Upper East Side church, simultaneously a site of worship and a lavish event venue, has become a flashpoint of controversy for the Park Avenue neighborhood surrounding it. The Third Church of Christ Scientist, on the corner of Park and East 63rd Street, leases its historic building to the Rose Group, an upscale event production [&hellip
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Citizens Connect Online Chat Fails

Written by Laura Nahmias on . Posted in Politics, Uncategorized

From City & State’s Heard Around Town, May 15, 2012: Whither Citizen Connects online chats, the program the Cuomo administration started last fall to let commissioners and agency heads live chat with New Yorkers (or anyone, really) who had questions for them? The chats, which happened on a weekly basis since late September of last [&hellip
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Yuja on Fire

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Yuja_Wamg And a visit by a venerable quartet By Jay Nordlinger For several years, we have called Yuja Wang a wunderkind, a phenom, a sensation. For how long can we keep talking that way? She’s 25 now. I figure we can continue for a couple more years. Most recently in New York, she played Prokofiev’s Piano [&hellip
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Bloomberg Snuffs New Living Wage Bill

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

bloomberg Fulfilling his promise, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vetoed the first of two bills proposed by the City Council that would raise wages for hundreds of workers. The so-called living wage bill was a watered down version of the same bill proposed last year. The latest draft would force companies that receive $1 million or more [&hellip
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