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Afternoon News Notes: Another Hotel, Chatham Square Money

A couple of items percolating online this afternoon, including: The announcement from Brack Capital that it has made a deal with CitizenM, a Dutch Hotel chain, to build a 315 room "budget luxury" hotel at 185-191 Bowery. In February of...

Firefighters Injured in Chinatown Blaze

Several firefighters were sent to the hospital last night, in the aftermath of a fire on Oliver Street in Chinatown. NY1 and Channel 7 filed brief reports on the blaze, saying the firefighters' injuries were all relatively minor. The...

Downtown Elected Officials Get Out the Vote

Elected officials and neighborhood activists rallied in Chatham Square yesterday, urging voters to go to the polls tomorrow. Among those taking part in an afternoon rally: State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, State Senator Daniel Squadron and City Councilmember Margaret...

CB3 “Disappointed” in City’s Handling of Chatham Square Revamp

A committee of Community Board 3 expressed bewilderment and dismay last night that the city has apparently held up the controversial reconstruction of Chatham Square without making any kind of official announcement. The project, reviled by Chinatown residents and...

Friday News Links

The blog run by the Civic Center Residents Coalition reports the city has put the controversial Chatham Square reconstruction on hold for at least a year. Apparently a Department of Transportation commissioner made the announcement at a meeting of...

Residents Voice Concerns About Development at Chinatown Town Hall

A large crowd came to a town hall meeting last night to speak out about the problems impacting Chinatown and its neighboring communities. The forum was sponsored by the Chinatown Working Group, a coalition of community organizations. The...

Thursday News Links

The push to oppose the city's plan to revamp Chatham Square is picking up momentum. Yesterday City Councilman Alan Gerson, NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson and community organizers rallied and delivered petitions to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. They're demanding...

Community Board 3 Elections Set For Next Month

Members of Community Board 3 will meet next month to select their executive officers. Last night, candidates made brief campaign statements during the board's monthly meeting at P.S. 20. Chairman Dominic Pisciotta is being challenged by Barden Prisant. The...
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Photo: The view of the Lower East Side from Brooklyn at dusk. In the news this past week: --There...
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