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PROGRESS REPORT:  Still, the fight CAANtinues! Yes, we CAAN win this thing

BY TERRI CUDE and  MARTIN TESSLER  |  ACTIVISM  |  When NYU first presented its 2031 expansion plan, we knew this would be a fight — a fight that can only be won with a strong and united front to stop the destruction of Greenwich Village. Many of us joined the Community Task Force on N.Y.U. read more here »

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PROGRESS REPORT:  Getting around town and our big challenge, Jamestown

[media-credit id=1 align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] Corey Johnson. BY COREY JOHNSON  |  Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen are changing. As the residential populations in our communities continue to grow, a host of city and state agencies, alongside the private sector, are addressing the logistical concerns of getting New Yorkers around town. There will be so many new options read more here »

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PROGRESS REPORT:  At GMHC, striving to achieve an AIDS-free generation

[media-credit id=1 align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] Dr. Marjorie Hill. BY DR. MARJORIE HILL  |  HEALTH |  GMHC has had a year of great success and transformation. As the AIDS epidemic entered its 30th year, we have made great strides in our mission of combating H.I.V. and uplifting the lives of all affected. H.I.V. and AIDS are no longer a read more here »

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PROGRESS REPORT:  Service and sustainability: Supporting the community

[media-credit name="Photo by Christopher James " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Jumpstart N.Y.U. is part of a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring every American child enters school prepared to succeed. Jumpstart N.Y.U. brings university students together with Lower East Side preschoolers for a full school year of mentoring and tutoring. BY CHRISTOPHER JAMES  |  NYU:  New York University read more here »

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Full-length High Line park is rolling toward finish

BY ROBERT HAMMOND  |  Joshua David and I met at a community board meeting 12 years ago. At the time, the Giuliani administration was planning to demolish the High Line to make way for new development. Josh and I recognized the potential of the historic freight rail structure, but most of the audience at the read more here »

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Fighting for landmarking, safe streets, local shops

COMMUNITY BY KURT CAVANAUGH  |  Few places boast the cultural, historical, and architectural significance of the Lower East Side. The tenement buildings, grand places of worship, school buildings and narrow streets were home to hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. In 2000, the neighborhood was placed on the read more here »

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Tutors are making a difference in children’s lives

This September marked the beginning of the 15th year of New York University’s America Reads and Counts program. Serving as the nation’s largest university-based public school tutoring program, the university sends nearly 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students to assist in the classrooms of more than 90 New York City public schools each year. The tutors read more here »

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Preparing students to embrace the creative economy

THE NEW SCHOOL BY DAVID E. VAN ZANDT  |  If higher education faces laser-like scrutiny these days, everything I have observed says it is well deserved. A college degree is still a key determinant of earning capacity and job security. But as residents of Greenwich Village know, the pace of change keeps accelerating and, along read more here »

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S.L.A. process is better, but access to info is key

[media-credit id=1 align="alignleft" width="273"][/media-credit] Brad Hoylman COMMUNITY BOARD 2 BY BRAD HOYLMAN  |  “Community boards are only advisory.”  This is ingrained in the minds of probably every one of the 2,950 community board members across the city of New York. But while it is technically true that community boards have no independent authority to order read more here »

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Girls’ new clubhouse will be ready to rock by next summer

LOWER EAST SIDE GIRLS CLUB BY DAVE PENTECOST  |  The Lower Eastside Girls Club is halfway through construction of its new facility on Avenue D in Manhattan. The 30,000-square-foot Center for Community will include a 30-foot digital dome planetarium, a recording studio in a 1958 Airstream trailer and rooms for video, photography, art, design and read more here »

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