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GVCCC, in 70th year, continues to advocate for local businesses

BY GABE HERMAN | The Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) is in its 70th year and continuing its work to promote and advocate for businesses in the area. “The whole idea for the Chamber is to stimulate the local economy,” said President Andres Pazmino. “We try to be holistic with our approach.” This […]

BY GABE HERMAN | It’s been over a year since the City Council held a hearing on the Small Business Jobs Survival Act (SBJSA), and while some advocates have expressed frustration that the bill has still not passed, officials say further work is being done to assess its impact, and new legislation has been introduced […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Released on Wednesday, the city’s Envision Soho/Noho report suggests exploring new housing on underused land, bringing in a wider range of businesses, and possibly creating an arts and cultural district for ways to improve and update the neighborhoods. The report, which was released after a six-month process of gathering community input, largely […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | Champagne, munchies, rockin’ tunes from a live band, dancing, dapper gents and sophisticated ladies — everything you could want for a birthday party was in place on Friday night.  The place being the Haar & Co. Barbershop, where owner Michael Haar hosted a shop full of friends and clients who helped […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The city’s proposed plan to require special permits for hotels below Union Square “misses the mark,” according to locals. The plan, which was was presented at a Community Board 2 meeting on Nov. 13, was met with criticism and skepticism from the committee and members of the public. The plan would […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Shop Bleecker, the month-long event in Greenwich Village that gives shoppers deals at dozens of stores, is underway throughout November for its third year. The event is run by the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC), and seeks to reinvigorate the area after Bleecker Street has faced retail struggles in […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Retail business on Bleecker Street has been struggling for many years now, but there are some independent stores that are hanging on and trying to keep Greenwich Village’s neighborhood feel alive. One such shop is Inaya, a jewelry store at 215 West 10th St., just a few doors east of Bleecker […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A new type of bookstore, where readers can drink as they read, has opened in the East Village. Patrons of Book Club, which had a soft opening on Saturday, can sift through the store’s collection of East Village history books with an espresso or glass of wine — the independent Third Street […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Local advocacy group Village Preservation blasted a proposed zoning change from the city that would require special permits for new hotels south of Union Square, saying it won’t prevent out-of-scale development in the area. The city’s plan would require new hotels in Greenwich Village and the East Village south of Union […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new city plan from the Office of Nightlife will address quality of life issues on the Lower East Side through a set of measures that include new rules for parking and trash removal, Mayor de Blasio announced on Tuesday. The plan, which also includes an awareness campaign to urge keeping […]

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