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WCBS-A New York has officially joined its sister stations at 345 Hudson Street. The station was the sole remaining CBS New York radio affiliate to switch studios and move to the Hudson Square neighborhood. Broadcasts from the new studio began last Friday, Dec. 2.

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Con Edison has been blocked from attempting to evict Park51 developer Sharif El-Gamal from the building at 51 Park Place. In September the utility company alleged that El-Gamal had violated a default notice after falling into arrears amounting to nearly $2 million. Manhattan Judge Richard Braun granted an injunction to the developer of the planned […]

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The Educational Alliance held a ground breaking celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at its flagship building, located at 197 East Broadway. The 122-year-old nonprofit kicked off its first-ever gut renovation this month – with the goal of creating the quintessential urban community center. In attendance at the celebration were U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney, NY State […]

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[media-credit id=1 align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit]On Saturday, Dec. 3 from 2 to 6 p.m. Li-Lac Chocolates in the West Village, one of New York’s oldest chocolatiers, will host “A Chocolate Celebration – The History of Li-Lac Chocolates.” The guest of honor will be Martha Bond, Li-Lac’s past owner and the event will be co-hosted by current owners […]

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On Monday, Nov. 21, Alliance for Downtown New York President Elizabeth H. Berger, Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz and J & R Chief Executive Officer Rachelle Friedman officially kicked off the 2011 Holiday Shopping season in Lower Manhattan. The Downtown Alliance launched an extensive print and outdoor advertising, direct mail, and promotional campaign […]

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Organizations representing journalists in New York City have announced the formation of the Coalition for the First Amendment to monitor relations between the NYPD and the press. In a joint statement, the groups declared: “When New York City police evicted “Occupy Wall Street” protesters from Zuccotti Park in the early hours of Tuesday, November 15th, […]

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United States Senator Charles E. Schumer and New York State Senator Daniel Squadron announced that they have secured funding commitments to use a portion of the remaining Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) federal dollars to begin the completion of the East River Waterfront Park, redevelopment of Pier 42, and completion the continuous green ribbon park […]

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A new public interest law firm representing 9/11 victims commemorated 11 community leaders on Friday, Nov. 4 at Albert Shanker Hall, at 52 Broadway. The fall awards reception marked the firm’s first fundraising event, whose guests included NYC Comptroller John Liu, NYS Assemblymembers William Colton and Joan Millman and Councilmember Robert Jackson. Awards for courageous […]

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Members of NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s School Overcrowding Task Force have requested a tour of the Tweed Courthouse’s six ground-floor classrooms. Specifically, task force member Paul Hovitz asked the NYC Department of Education’s Portfolio Planning director, Elizabeth Rose, to facilitate a tour of Innovate Manhattan, a charter school that is temporarily sited at Tweed […]

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After being denied a meeting with the U.S. Army to discuss Lower East Side Private Danny Chen’s mysterious death, the community is now pushing for a meeting to probe the wider issue of ethnic-based harassment of Asians in the military. “This is very important for the Asian American community in the United States,” said Councilmember […]

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