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Morning Reads: 7-11 Invades the Bowery, Bomb Scare, Project No. 8 Shutters

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  • After the earthquake and hurricane, the real (un) natural disaster hits the LES: the Bowery is getting a 7-11 (EV Grieve).
  • Following the storm, going home is the hardest part for a disabled evacuee (NY1).
  • A suspicious package causes police to shut down the area around Columbus Park (Our Chinatown).
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  1. NYC has a City Planning Commission. This commission hopefully works toward the preservation and the cohesion of communities. But that no longer seems to be the case. In a Daily News article Amanda Burden, Director of the City Planning Commission stated: “It’s my job to affect the process for the betterment of the people who live here, shop here and own businesses here.” Another quote: “Each neighborhood has its own personal DNA….It’s my job to find it and save it.” As a result of the out-of-scale, out-of-context buildings being constructed on the Bowery, its DNA is rapidly being destroyed. The history, culture and diversity of the Bowery is disappearing. Has City Planning become a contradiction of itself?

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