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Tough call for C.B. 2

Zoning issues are invariably complex, but the case of God’s Love We Deliver’s plan to sell a portion of its air rights to a neighboring development project presented special challenges for Community Board 2. Ultimately, the community board resolved to support the application, but its stance has left many neighbors angry — and not just read more here »

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Sandy relief betrayal

Condemnation was swift for the House Republicans’ heartless abandonment of people devastated by Hurricane Sandy. No one put it better than Representative Peter King of Long Island. He said anybody from New York or New Jersey who donates money to help his fellow Republicans get re-elected is crazy. We hope Wall Street heard King clearly read more here »

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N.R.A. on the ropes

Following the horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the nationwide soul-searching and debate about gun control continues to widen. Last Friday, Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, further fanned the flames of outrage when he declared that the only way to keep our  children safe is to have a “good read more here »

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The war on guns

After the latest bloody mass shooting — last week at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut — we are once again left numb and feeling helpless at the senseless violence. Twenty-six lives wiped out — 20 young children and six teachers and staff. The shooter — a low-functioning, troubled individual, unfortunately schooled in how to read more here »

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Visions of Pier 40

Several months ago developer Douglas Durst offered an alternative proposal for Pier 40. Now, based on a recent professional engineering study of the aging pier’s thousands of metal support piles that Durst commissioned, he says the piles can be preserved in their current condition for as little as $30 million. In both cases, Durst seems read more here »

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A cop’s kindness

The story of how Police Officer Lawrence DePrimo bought a pair of warm boots for a shoeless, homeless — or, at least, seemingly homeless — man in Times Square last month touched the hearts of hundreds of thousands after a tourist snapped a photo of the officer’s kind act and it went viral. DePrimo, who read more here »

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NID’s time is now

We’ve previously come out in support of the proposal for a neighborhood improvement district, or NID, for the Hudson River Park and surrounding blocks. That support hasn’t lessened as the proposal has been honed and is now starting its journey through the public review process. Rather, the more we see about this NID, the more read more here »

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Merchants need grants

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, small businesses throughout Lower Manhattan have once again found themselves in an economic swamp. Struggling mom-and-pop shops from Avenue C to the Meatpacking District are trying their best to recover. Meanwhile on Front St. in the South Street Seaport the storm left many businesses shuttered, and several hundred employees read more here »

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Quinn calls it

Someone needed to say it — and start the ball rolling — and it was City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. In a landmark speech on global warming and its devastating impacts on New York City, which we’ve experienced here all too severely in the past two and a half weeks, Quinn stated that it’s time to read more here »

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Let’s get to work

With President Obama’s historic re-election the time has come to turn the page in Washington and work toward getting our country back on track. Republicans harped that the president had four years but didn’t do enough, but they were an obstacle to him every single step of the way. If, during the next two years, read more here »

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