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BY PAT ARNOW | East River Park ACTION has been urging people to call City Councilmember Carlina Rivera to voice opposition to the plan to close and demolish East River Park. A few who did have reported that Rivera’s office staff is trying to talk them out of their position on this destructive flood-control plan. It sounds like the councilmember has made […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The City Planning Commission voted 9 to 3 in favor of Mayor de Blasio’s borough-based jail system on Tuesday, despite vocal opposition from members of prison-abolition group No New Jails NYC. The City Council now has 50 days to vote on the plan. Under the scheme, Rikers Island’s jail complex would be […]

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BY LIZ SADLER CRYAN | Tall, narrow windows are one of the defining characteristics of a brownstone, and for some lucky homeowners, the century-old wood windows remain intact. Often, old windows can be restored to their original condition. Other times, they need to be replaced. So, how do you know if your wood windows are worth […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Chelsea Market is going low — as in, expanding its lower level with nearly twice as much space and four new vendors. Dubbed Chelsea Local, Chelsea Market’s lower level opened in 2017, focusing on specialty groceries and locally sourced foods. The space — part of the overall market at Ninth Ave. […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is moving from its longtime home at 31 W. 27th St. near Madison Square Park to a larger space at 65 Broadway near the New York Stock Exchange. The new space in the Financial District is two full floors in the American Express building and is […]

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BY LIZ SADLER CRYAN | If you’re buying a townhouse in need of a big renovation, there’s a good chance it has radiators that run on either a hot water or steam heating system. Deciding what to do with the radiators — whether to replace, restore or remove them in favor of a forced-air heating and […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Dozens of protesters “trolled” President Trump on Wed., Aug. 21, by gathering outside Trump Tower and calling for the one block of Fifth Ave. between 56th and 57th Sts. to be renamed President Barack H. Obama Ave. The protest comes after an online petition on moveon.org calling for the avenue’s renaming […]

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BY LIZ SADLER CRYAN | Alas, summer is more than two-thirds over, and cooler weather is just around the corner. On a positive note, fall is the perfect time to give your yard, garden or window boxes a seasonal refresh. Some planning and forethought can yield a colorful bounty of flowers come spring. And gardeners say […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Local community gardeners breathed a sigh of relief Saturday afternoon after learning a looming deadline for a relicensing agreement for the city’s GreenThumb gardens had been extended. Gardeners had been set to rally on City Hall’s steps Monday at 10 a.m. But in an e-mail on Friday, Bill LoSasso, the director of […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Birdbath Green Bakery in Soho, at the former site of the legendary Vesuvio Bakery, closed on Aug. 9. Birdbath, which is owned by City Bakery, moved into the space at 160 Prince St., between Thompson St. and West Broadway, in 2009. The bakery still sports the original Vesuvio storefront. Maury Rubin, […]

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