Should Downtown Be the New Amazon Basin?

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On Thursday afternoon, the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio submitted to Amazon.com its initial proposal for the giant online retailer and technology firm to locate its so-called HQ2 (a second corporate headquarters) in New York City. Working through the City’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) — the agency that negotiates strategic partnerships
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Calling All Survivors

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The World Trade Center Health Program will host a forum on Saturday (October 21), where Lower Manhattan residents with questions about how their health may have been — or may yet be — impacted by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. (If you are unable to attend the Research to Care 9/11 Community Event […]

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

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The Chamber Orchestra of New York (CONY) will perform a program titled “Postcards from Italy” at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall on Saturday, October 28th at 7:30 pm, in celebration of its tenth anniversary. Led by music director and composer Salvatore di Vittorio, the Orchestra is the City’s premier ensemble for young professionals, and showcases a
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Moran M Logos Go Pink in October

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Astute river watchers may have noticed a slight change in the color field of the harbor recently. Of the many tugboats that ply the waters of New York harbor, the most familiar ones might be the Moran and McAllister company tugs, both red in color but identifiable by two distinct features.  While they both sport […]

You Think You’ve Got It Bad?

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By at least one metric, Lower Manhattan ranks among the most affordable communities to live anywhere in New York City. This was the conclusion of a recent report by the RentHop web site and search engine, which analyzed both asking prices for two-bedroom rental apartments and median household income for 139 neighborhoods throughout the five […]

Who Will Speak for You When Can You Can No Longer Afford to Live Here?

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For the first time in four years, Community Board 1 (CB1) will tonight convene a panel devoted exclusively to housing issues. The Housing Subcommittee will be chaired by Tom Goodkind, and its work may continue the research and advocacy begun by CB1’s earlier Housing Committee (also chaired by Mr. Goodkind), which produced a series of […]

Removing the ‘Our’ from of ‘Arcade’

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Community Board 1 (CB1), along with a coalition of public-service organizations, is opposing a request by the owners of 200 Water Street to privatize more than 4,700 square feet of public amenity space. This space consists largely of arcades — the columned porticos that adorn the ground-floor facades of more than a dozen Water Street […]

Local Heroines

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The Chargers, the girls softball team field by I.S. 276 (also known as the Battery Park City School), took the City-wide championship in the spring of this year, but the title was decided so late in the school year that it wasn’t until this autumn that the squad could reunite on the steps of City […]

Changing of the Guard

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At the October 2 annual meeting of the Gateway Plaza Tenants Association (GPTA), more than 200 residents of Battery Park City’s largest rental complex gathered in St. Joseph’s Chapel, overlooking North Cover Marina, to discuss issues of common concern and elect leaders who will represent them at a crucial juncture in the development’s history. Three […]

Can Million-Dollar Condos Salve Urban Blight?

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Two Brooklyn-based affordable housing advocacy groups are pushing to revive a 2014 plan by City Comptroller Scott Stronger to earmark surplus funds from the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) for upgrades in the crumbling apartments blocks operated by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) for the poorest New Yorkers. At a Monday rally in […]