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Margaret Chin

  • The Small Business Spring of 2015

    It was just shy of a month ago, on March 5, that a forum called “Solutions to Save Small Businesses, Art and Cultural Institutions” was held at Judson Memorial Church, sponsored by The Villager and Village Independent Democrats. It was attended by an audience fed […]

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  • NYU Expansion Plan; Not Over, But Still Outrageous

    Last week’s news that the First Department Panel of the Appellate Division struck down Supreme Court Justice Donna Mills’ ruling halting much of the NYU expansion plan was disappointing to say the least.  But, as we have reminded people, it is not the end of […]

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  • Dowtown, West Side to Lose Voting Power Under Council Redistricting Plan

    After many delays and revisions, the New York City Districting Commission has presented its final proposed new City Council district map to the City Council for approval.  Every ten years, the City Council’s lines, like those of every legislative body in the country, must be […]

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  • Hot bagels fresh from the oven at Tompkins Square Bagels.

    Help a Village small business post-Hurricane Sandy

    After riding out the week of Hurricane Sandy at home in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, as the Greenwich Village Society office was without power, I was fairly anxious to explore somewhere outside my local neighborhood once the city got transit underway. Because my usual train wasn’t running […]

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  • The development of Washington Square Village was part of a controversial Urban Renewal project. From the William Eppes Collection, GVSHP.

    NYU Development Battles Past and Present

    The Atlantic Cities featured an article called “A Brief History of NYU Land Battles” on its site this past Tuesday, before the City Council Land Use Committee voted nearly unanimously to approve a slightly modified version of NYU’s massive proposed Village expansion plan. The article […]

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