The Far West Village, also known as the C6-1 zone, has been targeted by developers looking to place oversized commercial developments because of its outdated zoning rules.The zoning district, enacted in 1961, encourages “very out-of-scale hotel, dorm, and office development” and last year the district was targeted by a developer who wanted to build a 100 ft. tall hotel.
This Saturday bring your little ones to the Early Stages Storytelling Benefit. Activities include face painting, storytelling and music, and raffle prizes. All proceeds will go to the Early Stages Organization.
Mingle with you neighbors, business owners, and community leaders at the launch of the new East Village Visitors Center, a meeting point to learn about the historic neighborhood. It offers brochures on the area and information about historic exhibits, films, walking tours and special events. The Center is also a Café and offers free wi-fi, $1 organic coffee and delicious snacks.
Okay, maybe you have been laid off. That doesn't mean you get to become a slothful waste of flesh who just sits around staring at Diff'rent Strokes re-runs all day. Nope. You need to get out there and show the world that you can still compete.
Eve Ensler’s renowned compilation of monologues will greet the Latino Community of the Hamptons this Saturday in a Spanish rendition of the famed collection. The show is being performed with the hopes that the monologues’ V-Day message, a global movement to stop violence against women, will reach Latin communities in Long Island.
People have been trying to get the New York State government to include plastic water bottles in our Bottle Bill, the legislation that decides which containers have deposits and which don't, for years. The Legislature and Governor have finally agreed to make that Poland Spring bottle in your bag refundable, making it more likely to be recycled. But rumor has it that the Senate is backing away from the deal. That's where you come in.
Shocked! Shocked! Shocked! House Republicans, whose most recent president politicized many of the Federal government's major agencies, have written a letter to President Obama accusing him of politicizing an important project in 2010—namely, next year's national Census.
a 9-story office building that’s under consideration for 47 Grand St., on the southwest corner of Grand St. and West Broadway. The proposed development would be the tallest in central SoHo and would need special variance permits to not violate current zoning laws.