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BY HOWARD BRANDSTEIN | The coastal resiliency problem we are facing is precipitated by decades of decisions that did not address the core cause and problem. We should take this opportunity to act in a new direction that can address them. Over the past 10 years New York City has spent more than $150 million to […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Murray Hill’s barren Waterside Pier is one step closer to getting new life. At a full-board meeting on Sept. 11, Community Board 6 passed a resolution in favor of the environmental nonprofit Solar One’s plan to move its Stuyvesant Cove programming to Waterside Pier, between E. 38th and E. 41st Sts. The […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | As opposition to the city’s hotly contested East Side Coastal Resiliency Project continues, East River Park ACTION will march and protest against the plan on Sat., Sept. 21. The ad-hoc East Village/Lower East Side community group adamantly rejects the $1.45-billion flood-prevention project, which is currently slated to close East River Park for three and a […]

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BY VILLAGER STAFF | As interest in Manhattan continues to remain high, real estate listings, new developments and plans for more buildings are continuing to pop up throughout the borough. Thevillager.com is partnering with Marketproof.com, a new real estate listing search and property database covering New York City, to share some of the latest residential and […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON Updated Sat., Sept. 14, 4:20 p.m. | The prosecution will try to prove that greed and illegally cutting corners caused the tragic East Village gas explosion more than three years ago that killed two young men and leveled three buildings. Meanwhile, the defense will attempt to shift the blame away from the landlord […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | As much of the East Side community remains strongly opposed to the city’s coastal-resiliency plan, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Councilmember Carlina Rivera this week announced the hiring of an independent consultant to review the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. Community complaints about the E.S.C.R. — a flood-protection project — include that […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | With Lower Manhattan’s courthouses as his backdrop, Comptroller Scott Stringer called for an end to mandatory court surcharges and fees as the next step on the city’s path toward criminal justice reform. “We are setting our sights on the new frontier of the decarceration movement,” Stringer said at a press conference at […]

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BY VALERIE IMBRUCE | Food is a fundamental human right. And lawmakers in New York City agree — but will they consider food equity when proposing new development? Earlier this month, Council Speaker Corey Johnson unveiled a plan to combat food inequity in New York City, outlining the city’s current hunger problems, and proposing ways to improve access, […]

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BY LIZ SADLER CRYAN | It’s hard to miss the soaring 3-acre meadow that graces the top of Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn. But green roofs — or living roofs, as they are also known — are also branching into residential neighborhoods, where homeowners with sturdy-enough roofs can enjoy their environmental and financial benefits. “Not only […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Cornelia Street in Exile returns Downtown as Cornelia Meatpacking with an end-of-summer celebration — a free outdoor concert in the Meatpacking District on Sun., Sept. 15. The event is a collaboration between Cornelia Street and Aurora Capital, William Gottlieb Real Estate and the Meatpacking Business Improvement District. Aurora and Gottlieb are partners on […]

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