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Time to pull the plug on trouble-plagued club

Time to pull the plug on trouble-plagued club

The name of the club is Greenhouse, but it might as well be called Mayhem House. In the latest incident tied to the crime-plagued Hudson Square hot spot, early last Friday, two former University of South Carolina football players were reportedly involved in a vicious beating, while a third was stabbed. When this eco-chic club read more here »

Ban the horse carriages; Keep the Citi Bikes

Two topics that have been getting a lot of heated discussion lately are horse carriages and Citi Bike. In a way, they’re related, since they’re both modes of transportation — if horse-drawn carriages in New York in this day and age can be called such — but in a lot of ways, they’re very different read more here »

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Board 2 calls it right on garden and housing

Housing and open space are essential commodities. In New York City, especially, both can be extremely hard to come by — especially affordable housing. What’s going on right now in Community Board 2 is very encouraging on both fronts. In January, the board bucked both City Councilmember Margaret Chin and the Department of Housing Preservation and read more here »

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Taking another bite at the park conservancy

Members of the new Washington Square Park Conservancy were set to appear before Community Board 2’s Parks Committee earlier this month to give an update on what they’ve been up to since the organization launched this past summer. Based on what was learned at the meeting, the committee was not going to pass a resolution read more here »

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A victory for parks, and for the community

Like everyone else, we were simply bowled over by Judge Donna Mills’s extraordinary ruling, handed down Tuesday, on New York University’s 2031 expansion plan for its South Village superblocks. What it all means will be sorted out in the weeks and months to come. But it’s clear that Mills’s decision throws a major monkey wrench read more here »

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A great victory — but more work remains

The designation of the new South Village Historic District on Tuesday is cause for major celebration. And that’s just what preservationists and neighborhood activists did later that evening at Poisson Rouge, on Bleecker St., right in the heart of the newly created landmarked district — the designation having gone into effect immediately upon the Landmarks read more here »

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Mandela, an inspiration for all humanity

The world lost a towering figure last Thursday with the passing of Nelson Mandela at age 95. The father of a free South Africa, the great humanitarian and leader endured more than a quarter century in prison, most of it under extremely harsh and cruel conditions. His struggle became the symbol of the fight to read more here »

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With SWAMP stuck, it’s now time to start over

As we enter the last month of Mayor Bloomberg’s third and final term, one of his signature initiatives remains in limbo: SWAMP. That is, the mayor’s Solid Waste Management Plan, as part of which, all of Manhattan’s residential recyclable waste was to have been barged from Gansevoort Peninsula to a new recycling plant in Sunset read more here »

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Answers are needed on park air rights sales

One mystery surrounding the amendment to the Hudson River Park Act that the Legislature approved way back in June was answered last Wed., Nov. 13, when Governor Cuomo finally signed the bill into law. However, many questions still remain about the modifications to the 1998 Park Act, specifically, regarding the provision allowing the Hudson River read more here »

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Boehner’s ENDA end around

When the U.S. Senate last week, in a 62-34 bipartisan vote, approved the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the achievement was noteworthy primarily for one reason –– it was the first time either house of Congress had approved such a measure with protections for transgender Americans included. The House passed the bill in 2007, but incorporated only read more here »

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