Spitzer must fund Hudson River Park
Hudson River Park is not just desperately needed green space that draw tens of thousands of people a day in warm weather, it is also an unqualified economic development success. The steady progress building the park should not be threatened by tying revenue to a possible land sale near the Javits center.
Photo by Don Spiro
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Volume 20, Number 43 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | March 7 -13 , 2008
Downtown Express photo by Shoshanna Bettencourt
Work on the Hudson River Parks Tribeca section is currently continuing, but park officials and others worry that the project could be halted if Gov. Spitzer sticks to his plan to tie additional park money to a possible sale of a site near the Javits Center.
Spitzer puts Tribeca work in jeopardy, park advocates warn
By Josh Rogers
The governor is tying Hudson River Park funding to the sale of land near the Javits Center which could delay the opening of the Tribeca and Chelsea sections of the Hudson River Park by a year or more, advocates and officials are warning.
Soho condo-hotel is all Trumped up, opponents cry
By Barrett Zinn Gross
In a standing-room-only hearing before New York Citys Board of Standards and Appeals last week, community members implored the B.S.A. to revoke the construction permit for the Trump Soho hotel-condominium.
Tenants take to the street after I.P.N. doorman is fired
By Julie Shapiro
When Gulcharan Sahadeo, a doorman at Independence Plaza North, saw an elderly Asian woman enter the building Feb. 12 with a group of four men, he didnt think anything of it. The woman was standing at the side of one of the men and appeared to be part of the group.
Floating bus floatedfor Downtown heliport
Fuel, snack food, a bar and a ramp for amphibious tour buses could all be on their way to Pier 6, the site of Lower Manhattans only heliport.
DOWNTOWN ART & LIFESTYLE
Pink Martinis mini-orchestra intoxicates listeners
By Todd Simmons
The dazzling 12-piece mini-orchestra Pink Martini headlines a show this weekend at Avery Fisher Hall. In the midst of a national tour promoting their eclectic new album, Hey Eugene!, the multicultural band from Portland, Oregon continues to be as entertaining as ever.
City of Men delivers emotional punches
By Steven Snyder
Theres no denying the similarities between the new City of Men and 2002s City of God, the Oscar nominated sensation hailed by critic Roger Ebert as one of the best movies ever made.
Treble clef in a Soviet asylum
By Jerry Tallmer
Every good boy deserves to see Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at least once. So does every good girl. And now they can, for the first time in New York City since Lincoln Center, 1979.
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