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Take it to the Bridge: Overwhelming Support for Sonny Rollins on the LES

Posted December 21, 2017 at 5:11 am

In retrospect, it was apparently a race to name Lower East Side infrastructure after Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. While Essex Crossing just anointed one of its luxury rental buildings in the name of Rollins (Site 5), the earlier effort at another area renaming remains underway. You remember – that months-old grassroots campaign to likewise rechristen […]

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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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