Category: Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods SEIU-32BJ Gives Amazon HQ an OK
SEIU-32BJ Gives Amazon HQ an OK

Amid the buzz and controversy surrounding Amazon's selection of Long Island City as the site for the online retailing giant's newest headquarters, at least one major group is welcoming the move with open arms. SEIU-32BJ, the labor union …

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Neighborhoods Amazon Backlash Whiplash
Amazon Backlash Whiplash

Last week, the usually-feuding Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio actually agreed on something. The two appeared at a joint press conference to celebrate a deal to bring Amazon to Long Island City, as part of a long-in-the…

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Neighborhoods Library and Condo Clash
Library and Condo Clash

Look around any busy subway car, or row of park benches on a balmy day, and you'll see New Yorkers of all stripes reading all kinds of media; novels, nonfiction, news, you name it. This is a city that appreciates literature. It's also a…

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Neighborhoods Asbury's Spark
Asbury's Spark

From the rollicking days of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at the Stone Pony   to the desolate boardwalk scenes in Darren Aronofsky's 2008 film The Wrestler , to today's thriving beachfront escape with a vibrant LGBTQ scene,…

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Neighborhoods Sutton Place Condo Kerfuffle Continues
Sutton Place Condo Kerfuffle Continues

A neighborhood group opposed to a condo development project on Manhattan's East Side is still making some noise after it  filed a lawsuit over the summer. As reported in amNY , the East River Fifties Alliance organization was repres…

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Neighborhoods Surveying the High Life
Surveying the High Life

The seemingly perpetually under-construction Hudson Yards redevelopment – spanning the area from 29 th to 43rd streets between 7 th Avenue and the West Side Highway in Manhattan – is often the target of critique for everything from co…

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