Month: September 2023

Be FOR Not Against

In thinking about fighting against something, I am reminded of a violent feeling of fighting against something versus the feeling of being FOR something.
There seems to be some ‘negative’ energy related to fighting against rather than the positive energy when considering what we’re for. Often, the outcome is much more positive too.

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Astro-Zodial SEPTEMBER 2023, Virgo/Libra

Our back-to-school View into the Hudsonian-crystal ball shows a period of ascendence—as the earthly Maiden seeks inner Balance in the sky. Is air-travel in her future? Is it in yours? Is it merely a kōan-y metaphor???

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Jefferson Market Library Happenings

After Labor Day each year, the city seems to start fresh, as people return to work and school and look for ways to work, connect and get busy with projects. We are forever grateful to be part of a neighborhood full of creative and artistic people! For the month of September, we are working to highlight all of that creativity and expression in our Village.

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Why Now Is a Great Time To Buy

Manhattan real estate has been known for its resilience and ability to hold its value even during economic fluctuations, force majeure, and changes in interest rates. Over the past 40 years, there have been several examples of this. Here are a few notable ones.

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The Sign on Lorraine Hansberry’s Window

With the money received from the play and film A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry bought the building on 337 Bleecker Street in the West Village. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places and is a State Historic Preservation site. You possibly passed by and thought nothing of it or maybe you read the plaque. But do you know who Lorraine Hansberry was?

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Hudson and West Tenth Street Building Restoration Completed

Cowgirl restaurant, Empire Provisions, Westgate Cleaners, Southern Charm, Ready To Eat, and Bird Dog pasta restaurant, at the northwest corner of Hudson and West 10th Streets, have been shrouded by sidewalk sheds and scaffolding over its facades for most of the Covid pandemic. But a lot of work has been done and now the scaffolding has come down to reveal this 1889 building at its former glory.

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Jane Street Garden

Jane Street Garden BY BRIAN HEALEY Created through the efforts of passionate neighbors nearly half a century ago, the Jane Street Garden continues to be sustained by volunteers and supporters who treasure this neighborhood gem....

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Tech Talk

Welcome to ‘Tech Talk,’ where we tackle your most commonly asked computer questions. Whether you’re grappling with perplexing error messages or yearning for smoother digital experiences, fret not! Let’s dive in and geek out on technology together!

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Changing Streets and Names: Bleecker Street

The charm of the Village is undeniably wrapped up in the unusual street layouts. But that ‘charminess’ can be confusing. In earlier issues, we explored early streets, such as the “Monument Lane” aka “Road to the Obelisk” aka “Greenwich Lane,” and crooked West 4th Street. The rhetorical question is, “Why did the city fathers make the choices they did?”

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Pier Pressure

It can begin quite innocently once you have successfully identified your first bird. Perhaps you even “came out” and told someone, “This morning I learned that the bright red bird that has been waking me up by incessantly singing outside my window is called a Northern Cardinal.

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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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