Month: April 2023

Another Park Taken Out of Service

The Battery Park City Authority, as part of a major climate resilience plan, will tear down the park and elevate it by 10 feet to “protect the neighborhood from flooding, storm surge and rising sea levels.” The construction follows years of protests and litigation by downtown residents who object to the agency’s plan and who offered an alternative.

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Realmuto Plans a New Restaurant

One thing that is remarkable about this location is that it has never had a liquor license there before. This is a red flag for the neighborhood. The new restaurant, to be called Realmuto, will not be just any restaurant.

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Being Instead of Doing

When we are rushing, we are living in a state of resistance. It produces a state of consciousness that often comes about when we are feeling anxious.  It’s a lack of willingness to be in the present moment.

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It’s All my Fault!

Suddenly, all has changed: Life as you once knew it, ignored it, rarely appreciated it—is gone. In its place is a Rod Serling-perspired, alternative universe of places not misplaced, but replaced. The old town square once so familiar is now a parallelogram.

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Google Reveals New Office Plans

We have watched the search engine company, Google, grow in Greenwich Village over the years. Now we get to see the completion of a new headquarters building at 550 Washington Street for the mammoth corporation.

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Jefferson Market Through the Years

Parks are often the heart of a neighborhood, but public markets can serve that vital uniting function as well. A case in point is the Jefferson Market, bounded by Sixth Avenue, Greenwich Avenue, Christopher Street and West Tenth Street, forming a triangular block.

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My spot here in Washington Square Park, of course, but also the end of Charles Street on the river, and Churchill Square at Downing Street. I am friendly with all sorts of people who are here.

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Village Pet Pages

  • Holiday Health Tips
    As a medical team we want to share some ways to for people and pets to enjoy the holidays and prevent some hazards.

Joy in the Moment

  • Expect Nothing! You won’t be let down.
    Have you ever looked forward to an occasion, be it time with someone, a trip, a gift, a holiday…you name it? Then, when it didn’t work out as expected, or better said, as you expected, then you felt let down?

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