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Stringer asks C.B. 3 to ‘reconsider’ ban of LES Dwellers group

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | (Updated Oct. 23, 2013)  Controversy continues to flare around the East Village’s Community Board 3 and its troubled relationship with LES Dwellers, an aggressive and highly organized, new quality-of-life group. A month ago, David McWater, the board’s former chairperson, resigned from C.B. 3 a week after blowing up at Sara Romanoski, a read more here »

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Park air-rights bill reportedly rushed to Cuomo for his signature

 Updated Sat., Nov. 2, 4:27 p.m. BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | According to the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club, the bill that would allow development-rights transfers from the Hudson River Park one block inland of the West Side Highway was rushed to Governor Cuomo for his signature on Friday. The state Legislature approved the bill — read more here »

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Carters come back to 6th St., site of historic Habitat project

BY HEATHER DUBIN | Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, brought their Southern charm to the East Village last Thursday to commemorate 30 years of Habitat for Humanity service. Housing has been a priority for Jimmy Carter, who has dedicated his post-presidential career to ensuring this basic right for thousands of families in read more here »

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D.O.T. approves East Village ‘Slow Zone’; Will calm car traffic

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  That was fast! The city’s Department of Transportation has approved the implementation of a “Tompkins Square/Alphabet City Slow Zone” next year. And, the year after that, the West Village’s streets, as well, are reportedly set to get the lower speed limits and other traffic-calming measures that create the so-called slow zones. read more here »

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For two original tenants, Habitat home was a lifesaver

  BY HEATHER DUBIN | When Ann Rupel and her family were accepted as homesteaders at Mascot Flats — the first building in Manhattan renovated by Habitat for Humanity — they were living in an East Village apartment under less-than-ideal conditions. Thirty years after the historic rehab project, Rupel still lives in Mascot Flats, on E. read more here »

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Tellers and lovers of stories flock to The Moth as if to a flame

BY HEATHER DUBIN | Everyone loves a good story. Especially the New Yorkers who were willing to stand in a line that wrapped around the block on a recent Monday night to get into The Moth StorySLAM. This installment of the weekly competition was held at The Bitter End on Bleecker St., which has a 230-person read more here »

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David McWater resigns from C.B. 3; Led on rezoning, SPURA

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED SEPT 24, 2013 | UPDATED SEPT. 26, 2013 |  An oversize presence on Community Board 3 for more than a decade, David McWater announced his resignation at C.B. 3’s monthly full-board meeting on Tuesday evening, Sept. 24. As first reported in a special online article in The Villager, McWater read more here »

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Jewels memorial in Tompkins Square Park

  Friends of Joel Pakela gathered for a HOWL at Tompkins Square Park / Memorial for L.E.S. Jewels in his honor on Friday evening. Pakela, a well-kn0wn East Village crusty punk who went by L.E.S. Jewels, died a week earlier after being found on the sidewalk on Avenue A across from the park, smelling of read more here »

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Mick Jones rocks new Joe Strummer mural

  Mick Jones of The Clash helped dedicate the newly painted mural to his former band mate Joe Strummer at E. Seventh St. and Avenue A on Thursday evening. As a crowd of a few hundred looked on, the mural was unveiled to cheers. After a quick pose in front of the mural for everyone’s read more here »

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Cooper Union panel will look inside the surveillance culture

  With surveillance the hot topic due to recent news stories about the N.S.A., East Village Internet pioneer Paul Garrin will be moderating a free panel discussion on ”Ethics, Law and Surveillance Culture,” at Cooper Union’s Great Hall, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on Mon., Sept. 23. The press release for the event is below:   read more here »

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