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Is Gansevoort waste plan still afloat with Bloomberg set to sail off? Critical agreement remains unsigned

Is Gansevoort waste plan still afloat with Bloomberg  set to sail off? Critical agreement remains unsigned

Under Mayor Bloomberg’s Solid Waste Management Plan, Gansevoort Peninsula’s marine waste transfer station, above, was to have been reactivated and rebuilt. Photos by Lincoln Anderson BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  | It’s been five years since the state Legislature approved legislation to allow a marine waste transfer station on Gansevoort Peninsula in the Hudson River Park. However — as […]

A year later, still no Sandy rent rebates for Knickerbocker

A year later, still no Sandy rent rebates for Knickerbocker

At a November 2012 meeting, Jim Simmons, right, of AREA Property Partners, which owns Knickerbocker Village, addressed hundreds of tenants, as state Senator Daniel Squadron, far left, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, listened. Photo by Sam Spokony BY SAM SPOKONY| A  year after Hurricane Sandy, Knickerbocker Village residents are still waiting for the rent rebates they were […]

Garage up for sale as developers drive prices ever higher

Garage up for sale as developers drive prices ever higher

Photo by Lincoln Anderson The old, four-story garage building at 125 Perry St. is on the market for sale as conversion into luxury condos or even as a single-family mansion. BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |    With its weathered brick facade, the Perry Garage, at Perry and Greenwich Sts., blends in with the West Village’s historic […]

‘Taste’ tantalizes palates, raises funds for park

Photos by David Sigal At Taste of the Village, above from left, Lauren Danziger, executive director of the Meatpacking District Improvement Association; Terri Howell, Village Alliance business and community services manager; William Kelley, Village Alliance executive director; and state Senator Brad Hoylman. Below, a chef was at the ready to serve one of the delicious […]

Preschoolers and Ph.D.’s pitch in on an urban farm

Preschoolers and Ph.D.’s pitch in on an urban farm

BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  Just inside the fence on the north side of Houston St. between Wooster and Greene, behind one of the Silver Towers, a swath of land was lush with vegetables this summer. Last Thursday, the eggplants, bell and hot peppers, melons, tomatoes still on the vine and herbs in abundance were harvested. […]

Raising level of veggie freshness with roof garden

Raising level of veggie freshness with roof garden

Rosemary’s signature heirloom tomato salad is made with fresh ingredients from upstairs. BY BOB KRASNER  | Grow your own? On a Manhattan rooftop? If we are talking about arugula, parsley, sage, lettuce, fennel, kale and other assorted greens and vegetables, go right ahead. And if you happen to have a restaurant right downstairs, all the better. […]

Julie Menin for borough president

Julie Menin for borough president

It’s probably a testament to Scott Stringer’s fine work as Manhattan borough president that there are several good candidates to replace him. All four of the Democrats running would continue and build on Stringer’s exemplary system of screening, appointing and training community board members — which has pretty much ended the cronyism and conflict-of-interest problems […]

Ex-G.V. Little Leaguer hits it out of the park with ‘Class A’

Ex-G.V. Little Leaguer hits it out of the park with ‘Class A’

BY CLARISSA-JAN LIM  |  The literary world has been set quietly abuzz by Lucas Mann’s debut nonfiction work, “Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere.” Mann’s chronicle of the LumberKings, a minor league baseball team in Clinton, Iowa, has been hailed as “a revelation” by The Seattle Times, and, according to N.P.R., “offers a […]

Leroy St. Dog Run is a bone of contention for an activist

Leroy St. Dog Run is a bone of contention for an activist

BY T. SCHOEN  |  New Yorkers who choose to own a dog don’t have the space in their homes or even on the street for their often rambunctious beasts to exercise and enjoy themselves. That is why places like the Leroy St. Dog Run, in Hudson River Park, are crucial to the well-being of the […]

Garden increasing development (birdhouses) and programming

  BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  Sunday was the season opening of the Jefferson Market Garden, on Greenwich Ave. between Sixth Ave. and 10th St. This year, the magnolia trees and daffodils are foreshadowing the arrival (hopefully!) of spring weather. “Last year, it was warmer and we opened in late March,” noted Jane Osmers, a garden volunteer. […]

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