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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Downtown community leaders are calling for nearly $5 million in federal funding to begin studies or construction of flood barriers around Lower Manhattan, as part of their post-Hurricane Sandy resiliency plan that was created for the state’s NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program. The 194-page Lower Manhattan plan which also calls for […]

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BY LAUREN PRICE  |  Go West: Not so many years ago, it might have been unimaginable for someone to suggest living in Hell’s Kitchen. Today, the gentrification of what was once a rough and tumble swath of tenements, factories, warehouses, and parking structures into a white-hot neighborhood –– from Eighth Avenue west to the Hudson […]

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BY MICHAEL LYDON  |  On a grey and snowy Tuesday morning in the East Village, a trickle of senior citizens, bundled up in puffy winter coats, hats pulled over their ears, scarves wrapped around their necks and instrument cases large and small in their gloved hands, made their way to the Third Street Music School […]

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    BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Having served on the City Council’s Committee on Aging during her first term, Councilmember Margaret Chin was more than happy to take over the committee upon starting her second term in January. “And I think the senior advocates were happy too,” she said, smiling, during a recent interview in […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Residents are invited to attend a quality of life forum at the Hudson Guild on Monday, April 21 at 7pm, where community leaders and elected officials will discuss neighborhood issues and take questions from audience members. The forum will be hosted by both the Neighborhood Advisory Committee and the Senior Advisory […]

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BY CATHERINE MCVAY HUGHES    |  We are only two months into 2014, and already we see change all around us. We have new city leaders, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, Comptroller Scott Stringer, Public Advocate Letitia James and Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer.  Last month our borough president came to the January Community Board […]

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority opened the Dey St. entrance to the Fulton Center last year and expects the entire $1.4 billion project, which will provide better connections between 10 subway lines, will open this June. Currently, the authority is installing and testing major systems including elevators, escalators and emergency generators. Architectural finishes on all floors […]

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The 9/11 Museum is expected to open this spring underneath the World Trade Center’s memorial plaza. Many of the large artifacts including metal remnants from the original Twin Towers have already been installed, and officials with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum are excited by the opening. “Seeing the space become the museum we […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  A new proposal by the Extell Development Corporation could bring the first wave of affordable housing to Hudson Square, following the neighborhood’s major rezoning last year. Extell wants to construct a 22-story residential building at 68 Charlton St., between Hudson and Varick Sts., on a currently empty lot where, several years […]

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