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Art is a part of the scene

Galleries are one of the uses that the new Meatpacking District has become known for. In the case of “Crazy 4 Cult NYC,” a recent show of artwork inspired by cult movies, like “Edward Scissorhands,” the gallery was actually a pop-up at 64 Gansevoort St., near Washington St. It was put on by Gallery 1988, read more here »

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With the Whitney, another transformation is on track

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  As the Whitney Museum’s new home is starting to rise at the High Line’s southern end, with completion slated for 2015, major changes are in store for the ever-evolving Meatpacking District. Lauren Danziger, executive director of the Meatpacking District Improvement Association, said she has been told the museum’s estimated visitor figures, read more here »

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Rooted in the community

[media-credit name="Photos by Tequila Minsky " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit]Volunteer power helps keep little McCarthy Square — at the intersection of Seventh Ave., Charles St. and Waverly Place — looking good. Volunteer Frank Crapanzano weeding and trimming plants, above, does most of the work, along with help from Barbara Sievert. A young, budding gardener watched the action, read more here »

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Honored 10 years later  for aiding at Ground Zero

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  May 30 marked a decade since the end of the rescue and recovery effort at Ground Zero. Volunteers who pitched in selflessly to help were a key part of the effort. On May 31, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver presented Assembly resolutions honoring the 9/11 volunteers to Catherine McVay Hughes, vice chairperson read more here »

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Helping girls gives rewards corporate world never did

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Mariana Salem knows what it’s like to be forgotten: to be used, taken for granted and then dropped, without any sense of direction. But luckily — for both her and the many young people who have been positively affected by her presence — she was given another chance to find a read more here »

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A sweet and bubbly affair and for a good cause

[media-credit name="Photos by Carrie Newman and Ebbe Sweet " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Above left, Amy DeGiulo, a Greenwich House Advisory Council member, left, and a staff member preparing for the 10th Annual A Taste of Greenwich House. Right, volunteers serving champagne in the Taste V.I.P. Lounge.

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Financial giant’s workers enrich a settlement house

BY LAUREN HENNESSY  |  “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”   –  Woodrow read more here »

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PROGRESS REPORT:  Lessons from the front in the ‘Year of the ULURP’

BY BRAD HOYLMAN  |  COMMUNITY BOARD  |  “ULURP,” which stands for uniform land use review procedure, is one of those bureaucratic acronyms known to junkies of local government. Over the last year or so, however, it’s received much wider cachet in Greenwich Village as our community has reviewed two major development proposals. This year, 2012, read more here »

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PROGRESS REPORT:  Focus, and then don’t ever quit

BY KEEN BERGER  |  DISTRICT LEADER  |   At least a dozen issues grab my attention – the need for a hospital, the horror of fracking, the perversion of the 1 percent, and much more. As I walk down the street, I yell at pedestrians throwing trash, at cyclists on the sidewalk, at drivers in the read more here »

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PROGRESS REPORT:  City moving quickly to rezone, slowly to landmark

BY ANDREW BERMAN  |  PRESERVATION |  As the old saying goes, when it rains it pours. Our neighborhoods have either just finished, are in the middle of, or are about to embark upon no less than four rezonings. Rezonings change the rules regarding what can or can’t be built in an area and how big it read more here »

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