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For more than a decade now, the movement to institute congestion pricing in New York City has been proposed, debated and ultimately killed over and over again. But this time, it appears that the hotly debated proposal is finally going to become a reality. As we went to press this week, it was reported that […]

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BY LYNN ELLSWORTH | If you disagree with some or all of Mayor de Blasio’s affordable housing strategy, you now risk being shot with the rhetorical bullet of NIMBY in an effort to take you out of the policy debate. Sadly, such weaponized use of the NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) insult has spread like a […]

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This week, both houses the New York State Legislature passed legislation to increase the number of speed cameras in New York City school zones. The Assembly also passed a bill to establish a demonstration school-zone speed camera program in Buffalo. Assemblymember Deborah Glick sponsored the New York City speed-camera legislation and Richard Gottfried was a […]

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BY LYNN ELLSWORTH | Among the many horrors of overdevelopment we face in Lower Manhattan, the most heartbreaking has to be the vision of a dystopic future seen in the renderings of a series of projects slated for Two Bridges. These megaprojects would radically and irrevocably alter this Lower East Side neighborhood along the East River, […]

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The former bookstore space at the southeast corner of Eighth St. and Sixth Ave. has been vacant more than five years. For that whole time, TD Bank has held the lease. Barnes & Noble closed its store there at the end of 2012. Years before that, it had been a B. Dalton bookstore. It was […]

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There’s obviously a lot of confusion and anxiety among many Soho and Noho residents right now as the city has launched into a rezoning process for these two enclaves that have traditionally been home to working artists. In short, a lot of people don’t know what to make of “the process” so far. Basically, it’s […]

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BY MELISSA AASE AND ERIC WEINGARTNER | University Settlement unequivocally supports senior affordable housing and the Haven Green project on Elizabeth St. While the choice may be a difficult one — as many land-use choices can be — our community should choose and welcome affordable housing. In this instance, the proposed development includes significant public and open […]

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BY CARL ROSENSTEIN a.k.a. THE ANGRY BUDDHIST|   The Impeachment of Jerrold Nadler Congressman from New York’s 10th District   Report of the citizens of the 10th District, including Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, Soho, Greenwhich Village, Tribeca, the Financial District and Battery Park City.     Articles of Impeachment A.  Undemocratically elected […]

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Don’t ‘L’-ose momentum To The Editor: Re ‘Post-‘L-pocalypse’” (editorial, Feb. 14) I find The Villager’s editorial piece on the post-L-train “shutdown” hugely confusing…frustrating, too. New York City is America’s greatest pedestrian city, and — after an eternity of insidious Moses-ism — is reimagining that title, with spectacular transit and foot-and-bike-centered improvements unspooling everywhere across 14th […]

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The shocking collapse of the Amazon deal has been the big story for the past two weeks. And its reverberations will continue to resound into the foreseeable future. Twenty-five thousand high-paying jobs at the planned Amazon HQ2 in Long Island City, plus a projected $27 billion in revenue for the city over time, have been […]

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