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There is a Petition to Close Clinton Street Approach to the Williamsburg Bridge

Posted May 15, 2017 at 5:13 am

When the decision was made by Department of Transportation to open a new entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge via Clinton Street a few years ago – it was in response to the tragic death of Dashane Santana on Delancey in 2012 – bottlenecks began instantly, and backed up to the FDR. It created a situation […]

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‘Public Hotel’ Blinks, Turns out the Lights on its Sky-High Billboard

Posted April 17, 2017 at 5:12 am

Fierce local opposition seems to have extinguished the branded lights at the new Public Hotel on Chrystie Street. Ian Schrager’s eyesore of a lodge boasted Lite-Brite style lettering (spelling “Public”) in the upper windows of its 28-story tower for the last couple months. It was an illuminated announcement – 24/7 – that irked some denizens […]

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Neighbors Petition to Fight the ‘Public Hotel’ Spelling Lights

Posted April 3, 2017 at 5:16 am

Public Hotel remains in the spotlight with its window-lit spelling scheme. The uppermost floors of both the northern and southern exposures of Ian Schrager’s new 28-story condo-hotel act as advertisement for the brand. In fact, the illuminated billboard (nay, Lite-Brite) shines 24/7. Since the switch flipped, however, we’ve fielded a growing number of emails from neighbors who […]

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PETITION TO POSTPONE THE NYC MARATHON [UPDATED]

Last modified November 2, 2012 at 5:27 pm

**UPDATED** The Marathon has been cancelled. No rescheduled date yet. Let’s rebuild this city! Please, everyone, I implore you to sign this petition. This movement is to MOVE THE MARATHON! Marathon runners: When you start at the Verrazano Bridge, half of you should turn around and run toward Hylan Blvd and go to Father Cappadanno or straight to Tottenville […]

The “Trees for Orchard Street” Campaign

Posted August 9, 2012 at 6:28 am

Orchard Street is seemingly having some trouble living up to its name. Not a grove does this historic roadway boast.

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Write Margaret Chin to Uphold Landmark Status for 135 Bowery

Posted August 23, 2011 at 6:41 am

The battle lines are drawn. As usual, preservation is pitted against gentrification.

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Support the Landmark Status of 135 Bowery!

Posted August 17, 2011 at 10:17 am

Despite the Landmarks Preservation Commission ruling in June to designate the historic 135 Bowery as landmark, there’s still a chance the old survivor might perish.

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