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With the Whitney, another transformation is on track

With the Whitney, another transformation is on track

A Special East Village Supplement BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | As the Whitney Museum’s new home is starting to rise at the High Line’s southern end, with completion slated for 2015, major changes are in store for the ever-evolving Meatpacking District. Lauren Danziger, executive director of the Meatpacking District Improvement Association, said she has been told […]

Trust is set to vote on Friends morphing into park’s fundraiser

Trust is set to vote on Friends  morphing into park’s fundraiser

BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  The Friends of Hudson River Park, a nonprofit organization committed to Hudson River Park’s development and upkeep, is poised to become its primary, private fundraising arm in the near future. The Hudson River Park Trust, the park’s governing city-state authority, currently brings in $15 million annually for operating funds generated from […]

Pizza man did the right thing; Will Capital One?

Pizza man did the right thing; Will Capital One?

By Wickham Boyle At 10 minutes to 10 on Monday morning Feb. 7, a lone robber came into the Capital One Bank branch at Sixth Ave. at W. Fourth St. In the bank at the time was Efrain Aquino Jr., known as Junior to his clients. For 16 years Efrain has managed the Two Boots […]

Children’s Aid parents might try to buy building

Children’s Aid parents might try to buy building

By Albert Amateau Community Board 2 has unanimously called on the Children’s Aid Society to condition the sale of its Greenwich Village buildings so that any new owner would preserve the society’s early-childhood and community programs on Sullivan St. at least until June 2012. The Jan. 29 resolution, which closely resembles a proposal by SAVE […]

In a first, Gottlieb Co. sells a building, markets another

In a first, Gottlieb Co. sells a building, markets another

By Albert Amateau Real estate developers and brokers who were expecting a bonanza of opportunities when the estate of William Gottlieb began selling some of the 185 properties it owns, mostly in Greenwich Village and the Meatpacking District, were disappointed earlier this month. While Neil Bender, heir of the holdings accumulated by his uncle Bill […]

Children’s Aid mom sues to keep kids’ programs running

Children’s Aid mom sues to keep kids’ programs running

By Albert Amateau The Children’s Aid Society’s board of trustees made it official last week, voting to sell its three Sullivan St. buildings and close its model children’s programs by June 2012. Prompted because Children’s Aid programs in the increasingly affluent Village contradict the society’s 150-year-old mission to serve poor children, the impending sale has […]

Whitney eyes spring groundbreak

Whitney eyes spring groundbreak

By Albert Amateau The Whitney Museum’s executive director gave Community Board 2’s Institutions and Art Committee an updated look Monday at designs for the new museum planned for Gansevoort St. at the High Line’s south end. Whitney Director Adam Weinberg said the museum was on track to acquire the city-owned site in early 2011, begin […]

Gay bar calls it quits, saying it was ‘targeted’

Gay bar calls it quits, saying it was ‘targeted’

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE A West Village bar that caters to a gay and transgender African-American clientele and was sued this year by the city and the State Liquor Authority will close within two weeks. “Obviously, the economic impact of what’s been going on this year — we went over those numbers — it’s highly problematic,” […]

Parents group hopes to SAVE Children’s Aid programs

Parents group hopes to SAVE Children’s Aid programs

By Albert Amateau Village education advocates and parents are looking for ways to save a desperately needed resource that is threatened by the Children’s Aid Society’s announcement that it is considering the sale of its Sullivan St. buildings. The society’s board of trustees meets today, Thurs., Dec. 16, to decide whether to sell its Philip […]

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