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Children’s Magical Garden sues to reclaim lot slated for development

Children’s Magical Garden sues to reclaim lot slated for development

BY SARAH FERGUSON | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED MARCH 10, 2014  |  After being fenced out for 10 months, members of the Children’s Magical Garden filed a claim of adverse possession on Mon., March 10, against Lower East Side developer Serge Hoyda and the development entity 157, LLC, seeking to reclaim the portion of the garden that Hoyda read more here »

Philip Seymour Hoffman dead of apparent drug overdose

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Bethune St. apartment Sunday morning, the victim of an apparent heroin overdose. The Police Department issued a statement, saying that at around 11:36 a.m., police responded to a 911 call for “an aided male” inside 35 Bethune St., the Pickwick House. read more here »

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Canal St. lot transitioning to ‘public engagement’ hub

The “think tent” at the “Lent Space” lot at Canal St. and Sixth Ave. keeps on rising as work continued into the night on Friday on the enigmatic structure. Hedge fund billionaire George Soros is funding the temporary “public engagement” effort, which is set to go live Wed., Nov. 6, the day after the election. 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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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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Music, puppets, yoga and more at second annual LUNGS gardens festival

LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) is holding its second annual Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens at the end of the month. LUNGS was founded in spring 2012 by longtime East Village resident and gardener Charles Krezell, who is associated with De Colores Garden on E. Eighth St. Within months, he united most area gardens read more here »

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