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The chair of Community Board sits down with The Local to talk about some of his pet issues and how he’ll carry on his predecessor Tom Duane’s torch.
A roundup of this morning’s news.
A mosaic of 160 people who make the East Village what it is.
They’ve been compared in size to squirrels, gophers, chihuahuas and cats. This much can be agreed upon: rats are a big problem at Baruch Houses, and residents plan to do so something about them.
A roundup of East Village news from around the Web.
Plus, politicians call for stronger gun control in the wake of weekend shootings.
A roundup of this morning’s news, including another Fringe Fest review, Other Music’s new label, and the latest trend at hip bars.
The City Council hearing on New York University’s controversial expansion plan got a star cameo today, as Greenwich Village native Matthew Broderick argued that N.Y.U. 2031 would further strip the neighborhood of of its character. He was one of about 250 people who spoke out during the packed nine-hour meeting, with about 60 percent opposing the plan and 40 percent voicing their support.
The Local’s daily roundup of East Village news from around the web, including a look at ABC No Rio’s future digs, Community Board 2’s new chair, a walk down Stuyvesant Street, movies in the park, and more.
Thomas K. Duane announced this week that he won’t be seeking re-election, but the state senate’s first openly gay member is still railing against “malevolent” landlords.
A roundup of this morning’s news, including the East Village in the 1940s, Jeff Buckley remembered, Harry Greenberg commemorated, more bee swarms, a People’s Pops cookbook, and more.
Community Board 2 beefed up its efforts to protect the historic Merchant’s House Museum last night, resolving to disapprove of a plan to build a hotel next to the historic building unless the structure is scaled back.
Critics and supporters of N.Y.U.’s planned expansion in Greenwich Village pleaded their cases before the New York City Planning Commission yesterday. The lively exchange was a critical one, since the controversial project must be approved by both the Planning Comission and the City Council before construction can begin.
A breakdown of the Manhattan borough president’s recommendations regarding the university’s expansion.
The ambitious expansion of New York University faced its first formal rejection last night, as Community Board 2 voted unanimously against the plan, saying it would turn Greenwich Village into a construction site for at least 19 years and fundamentally change the neighborhood for the worse.