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Triangle tragedy is not forgotten

Triangle  tragedy is not forgotten

Last week saw the 104th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. A commemoration was held at the site of the disaster, at the northwest corner of Washington Place and Greene St., which is now an N.Y.U. building, on Wed., March 25. In one of the deadliest fires in U.S. history, 146 garment workers perished, including […]

In drag-out fight, neighbors say to give queens the boot

In drag-out fight, neighbors say to give queens the boot

BY CLARISSA-JAN LIM  |  Emotions ran high last week at a Community Board 2 meeting at which many community members voiced their opposition to a liquor-license application by a well-known Christopher St. gay bar, Boots N Saddle, as it planned to relocate a few blocks away to 47 Seventh Ave. South. Concerns about the bar […]

A new model for building the Morton St. school

A new model for building the Morton St. school

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, left, at a May 19 town hall meeting, told the 75 Morton Task Force, “Yes…you can have a seat at the table.” To the right of her were C.E.C. members President Shino Tanikawa, who is also on the 75 Morton Task Force, and Eric Goldberg. BY SARA HENDRICKSON | At a […]

Transforming a district for the new economy

Transforming a district for the new economy

  An aerial view of Hudson Square, a neighborhood on the way up. Photo courtesy Trinity Real Estate BY JASON D. PIZER  |  At Trinity Real Estate, our focus continues to be on Hudson Square, one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in New York. With low vacancy rates and solid demand, the future is bright. […]

24-hour medical care returns to the Lower West Side

24-hour medical care returns to the Lower West Side

BY JOHN GUPTA  |  In the shadows of buildings that housed St. Vincent’s Hospital for 160 years, a new era of healthcare is emerging in a ship-like building that once served as the headquarters of the National Maritime Union, on the west side of Seventh Ave., between W. 12th and W. 13th Sts. As part […]

Delayed decades, L.E.S. mega-project set to start

Delayed decades, L.E.S. mega-project set to start

Designs for the sprawling SPURA project on the Lower East Side by the Williamsburg Bridge feature rooftop gardens. In September, after nearly 50 years of inertia at the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, then-Mayor Bloomberg announced that developers had been selected for a $1.1 billion plan for the site’s nine remaining city-owned lots at the […]

As goes the city’s new mayor, so goes the Village

As goes the city’s new mayor, so goes the Village

Bill de Blasio — speaking at a “Hospitals Not Condos” rally in the Village last summer — promised to listen to the community and stakeholders, but must do it, the writer says. PHOTO BY TEQUILA MINSKY BY ARTHUR Z. SCHWARTZ  |  We Villagers like to think of ourselves and our community as something exceptional. If […]

Focus on schools, park air rights, Meatpacking BID

Focus on schools, park air rights, Meatpacking BID

BY DAVID GRUBER  |  Just when I thought we could have a breather on Community Board 2 after working through three ULURP’s over   …….the last two years and no major new ones in the pipeline, I have again been proven wrong (as are most of my predictions, although I did well with the Academy […]

Sure Shot…not; Beastie Square nixed

Sure Shot…not; Beastie Square nixed

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Community Board 3 on Tuesday voted to quash LeRoy McCarthy’s quest to co-name a Lower East Side intersection for the Beastie Boys — and the hip-hop fan is calling it “sabotage.” The group’s “Paul’s Boutique” album cover sports a photo of the Ludlow and Rivington Sts. intersection. At the board’s Jan. […]

Photographer goes from punks to pugs for a dog run’s aid

Photographer goes from punks to pugs for a dog run’s aid

Gabba gabba huh? A pugged-out version of the “Ramones” album cover — featuring dog heads and furry chests and stomachs — is the cover of the Washington Square dog run’s 2014 calendar. Photo by Roberta Bayley BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  As the resident photographer for Punk magazine, Roberta Bayley captured iconic images of and hung […]

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