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BY SARA ROMANOSKI  |  The East Village Community Coalition is a community, nonprofit organization that works to support and sustain the architectural and cultural character of the East Village. COMMUNITY E.V.C.C. traces its roots to the struggle over the former P.S. 64 / CHARAS building, at E. Ninth St. and Avenue B. E.V.C.C. along with read more here »

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BY ARTHUR Z. SCHWARTZ  |  I have lived in the Village for 31 years now, long enough to measure progress in terms of decades, not years. The Village I moved into in 1981 was very different from today’s Village, so there has been change. Progress? It depends how one defines it. PERSPECTIVE I love living read more here »

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Keeping the Central Village in shape, safe and thriving

BY WILLIAM KELLEY  | As we begin our 20th year in operation, the Village Alliance would like to thank our neighbors, merchants and friends for your continued support.  Last year was a particularly challenging one for our merchants, in light of the lengthy power outage and damages caused by Hurricane Sandy. But the spirit of resilience read more here »

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BY JONATHAN GEBALLE  |  As a newly elected Democratic district leader for the 66th Assembly District, Part A, I am thankful and honored to be serving this community. DISTRICT LEADER I am going to address three subjects. For starters, I am thinking about water, water that gives us life, and water that can threaten us. read more here »

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What a year it was! The wins just kept on coming

BY KEEN BERGER  |  Victory! Victory! Victory! It was a very good year, with three great victories, all many years in the making. DISTRICT LEADER The most astonishing one is the new public middle school at 75 Morton St. Six years ago, local parents and Assemblymember Deborah Glick spotted it — a building belonging to 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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PROGRESS REPORT:  Stepping it up and embracing change with new center

[media-credit name="Photo by Matthew Sussman " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Tim Marshall. BY TIM MARSHALL  |  THE NEW SCHOOL |  Since The New School’s founding nearly a century ago, we have embraced values that have long made Greenwich Village a haven for artists and free thinkers. From the university’s beginnings as a site of publicly engaged higher learning, read more here »

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PROGRESS REPORT:  In tight budget times, green spaces are flourishing

[media-credit name="Photo by Tequila Minsky " align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] A young environmentalist in Washington Square Park at Friday’s mass march and rally against the N.Y.U. 2031 mega-development plan. BY RICH CACCAPPOLO  |  C.B. 2 PARKS  |  Ours is a park-starved district. We rank second to last in the city in terms of green space per 1,000 read more here »

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