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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Surprising no one, the City Council last week approved a senior affordable-housing plan that would destroy the Elizabeth St. Garden. The project would create 123 units of “deeply affordable” senior housing on the through-block site, located between Mott and Elizabeth Sts., between Spring and Prince Sts. Thirty percent of the units would […]

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BY PAUL DeRIENZO | On Tues., June 25, Community Board 3 voted 33 to 3 with 1 abstention to approve, with conditions, the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. An “October surprise” dropped on the community last autumn, the E.S.C.R.P. would close East River Park for at least three-and-a-half years. It would raise the 57-acre park by […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The New Museum will be adding a new building. The Lower East art museum — which focuses on contemporary art — announced details of its plan for a second building, which will rise next to its current location. The new addition will be at 231 Bowery, at Prince St. Sporting seven […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | As Downtown continues to deal with retail struggles, Chelsea is getting three new stores along 23rd St. The three shops, at 170 W. 23rd St., at Seventh Ave., will be in Chelsea Seventh, a condo building that wraps around that corner, according to real estate company Jack Resnick & Sons. One of the […]

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BY MARTHA WILKIE | The Village was bursting with Pride this past week for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Is there a link between the architectural charm of the Village and its role as a center of L.G.B.T.Q. life? In “A Passion to Preserve: Gay Men as Keepers of Culture,” Will Fellows argues there […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE | Efforts to landmark the interior of the White Horse Tavern continue, as concern over the famed Greenwich Village pub’s future is unabated. The building, at Hudson and W. 11th Sts., that has housed the White Horse since 1880 was recently sold to notorious landlord Steven Croman. The building’s sale included the bar. […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | After a pressure-packed process that saw Community Board 2 and the Hudson River Park Trust clash over the fate of Pier 40 — and a leading C.B. 2 member resign from the board in protest — the state Legislature recently finally voted to allow commercial office use on the gigantic W. Houston […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Community Board 3 recently passed a resolution for a Special Commercial District in the East Village that would limit the size of retail stores and restrict new chain stores to E. 14 and E. Houston Sts. The resolution, approved in May, is part of an ongoing push by local groups, residents […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Construction on the contested Upper West Side skyscraper at 200 Amsterdam Ave. will continue. On Tues., June 25, the Board of Standards and Appeals upheld its 2018 ruling allowing developers to build the 668-foot tower at Amsterdam Ave., in Lincoln Square. Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer called 200 Amsterdam “an affront to the Zoning […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A panel discussion at Judson Memorial Church on June 20 explored issues facing Greenwich Village — prominently, gentrification — and possible ideas for improving the area. Called “Whither the Village?” the event was moderated by actor Alec Baldwin, and included panelists Reverend Donna Schaper, Judson’s senior minister; Allyson Green, dean of […]

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