The revised proposal for inappropriate and potentially damaging alterations to, and excavation under, the landmarked 131 Charles Street (1834) and its 19th-century rear carriage house at 131½ Charles Street, the longtime former home of photographer Diane Arbus, was not approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) on August 15.Read More
Month: September 2023
Sep, 2023 | Culture
Have you ever wandered through Washington Square Park and watched dancer Kanami Kusajima inspire park-goers, listened to musician Aaron Gammon cover Bob Dylan, or bought art from Eric Cook, S, or any of the park’s talented artists? As park-goers and tourists continue to enjoy Washington Square Park’s art and performance scene, the very people who make it the creative hub have been facing increasing harassment from law enforcement.Read More
This past week we made it official: outdoor dining is here to stay. New Yorkers were hungry for an outdoor dining program that was cleaner, safer, and healthier. And by signing a new bill to bring al fresco dining to all five boroughs, we’ve delivered for them.Read More
Police are looking for two suspects who used anti-gay slurs and assaulted two 23-year-old men near Union Square Park in June.Read More
A rally on July 31st was held at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI). The purpose was to express the urgent need to keep this institution from being closed by Mount Sinai/Beth Israel Hospital. NYEEI is a highly regarded institution which has not only helped New Yorkers but people from all over the country.Read More
Since 1820, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI) has provided indispensable and high-quality eye, ear, nose, and throat care for working people, union families, retirees, immigrants, and other underserved and vulnerable communities in lower Manhattan and the surrounding area.Read More
“In numerous reports and policy filings –including a new report called The New Gatekeepers: How Disney, Amazon and Netflix Will Take Over Media–the WGA has documented the threat to our industry from past and future consolidation and called for more aggressive antitrust enforcement.Read More
Sep, 2023 | History
In July, readers of Village View read about what were called the NYC Draft Riots of 1863, but they were actually a race riot in Lower Manhattan, which killed more than 100 Black New Yorkers, and drove the entire Black population, most of them freed slaves, from Lower Manhattan.Read More
We all know what Mount Sinai tried to do with Beth Israel. Rather than modernize and upgrade the hospital, as it had promised when the sale was approved, Mount Sinai was soon closing profitable units and then asserting that it had to close the entire hospital because it was draining money.Read More
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- 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?