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Neighbors air their views on G.L.W.D. air-rights plan

BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER and LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Soho neighbors support God’s Love We Deliver’s mission of feeding infirm New Yorkers. But many of them don’t support the organization’s planned vertical expansion — as well as the sale of some of its air rights to a residential project next door to its headquarters at Sixth read more here »

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Soho’s BID battle rages on at Council committee hearing

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  The heated debate over the proposed Broadway Soho Business Improvement District — which, amidst various changes to its plan, has been floating in limbo for three years — continued on Tuesday at a public hearing before the City Council’s Committee on Finance. Also, a leading member of the opposition to the read more here »

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Con Ed claim forms cause confusion among Downtowners

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Some Downtown residents and business owners say they feel deceived by both Con Edison and Borough President Scott Stringer in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, because of confusion over Con Ed reimbursement claim forms that were handed out at informational meetings after the storm. Virtually everyone who lost power after the read more here »

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Trinity keeps on food truckin’ to help feed elderly residents

Trinity Real Estate this week announced a $16,500 donation to Citymeals-on-Wheels, which will help provide more than 2,570 meals to homebound elderly across New York’s five boroughs. The donation is the result of a successful partnership with the NYC Food Truck Association, which brought a rotating roster of New York’s best food trucks — the read more here »

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Hippies and punks beat FEMA to the punch on Avenue C

By Liza Béar  |  Heading east in Loisaida toward one of Manhattan’s several FEMA supply distribution centers — on E. 10th St. between Avenues C and D — about an hour after the power had returned to the East Village on Friday evening Nov. 2, the unmistakable polka beats and piercing clamor of a wind read more here »

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Putting phone booths to use in the information era

Finally finding a use for all the phone booths sitting idle (apart from their lucrative advertising signage) around New York City, a new initiative called City24/7 is adding “next generation,” publicly accessible, touch-screen information systems to them at 250 locations. Called “SmartScreens,” the “fully interactive pedestrian billboards” will be used to broadcast neighborhood news, current read more here »

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Meatpack cop attack A boneheaded criminal tried choking out a Sixth Precinct cop on Sunday afternoon, and now he’ll learn the hard way about why it might’ve been a good idea to check that impulse. John Shultz, 35, attacked the officer on Little West 12th St., between Ninth Ave. and Washington St., around 2 p.m., by read more here »

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  A recruiter for a government-sponsored H.I.V. prevention study thinks that members of New York City’s gay community aren’t doing enough to get involved and to educate themselves about the importance of finding an H.I.V. vaccine. “There’s just a general feeling of complacency here, that it isn’t such a big deal,” said read more here »

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Howard Moody, a visionary activist — and my friend

BY REV. DONNA SCHAPER  |  Howard Moody was my friend, before he was my colleague, my mentor and my predecessor at Judson. No one follows Howard, even though Reverend Peter Laarman did for the first 10 years after Howard retired and I have for the next eight. We just plow along in the field that read more here »

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Joseph Hazan, 96, artist whose building abutted radicals’ blast

Joseph Hazan, a longtime Village resident, died at home on Oct. 27. He was 96. Born in 1916 in Thessaloniki, Greece (known as Salonica to the Spanish Jewish community there), he came to New York at 4 months old with his mother Delicia and older brother. The family, which would grow to six children, lived read more here »

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