Loft tenants are seeking to strengthen protections for their live-work spaces, but it will require political will to get it done.
Tonight at 8 p.m., New York City Loft Tenants (NYCLT) is hosting a political rally at San Damiano Mission Church at 85 North 15th Street to kick off their push in Albany.
Among those expected to attend are City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, State Senator Julia Salazar, Assemblywoman Maritza Davila, Assemblyman Joe Lentol, Councilman Stephen Levin and Councilman Antonio Reynoso.
Three massage parlors in north Brooklyn are offering free, one-hour massages to any government worker furloughed as part of the government shutdown.
Massage Williamsburg, Massage Greenpoint and Massage Outpost in Dumbo are offering these massages to thousands of employees who have gone without a paycheck .
“It’s a really stressful time for furloughed government employees who just missed their first payday,” says Rachel Beider, owner and CEO of the three studios. “We want to do our part in supporting these folks by offering free 60-minute massages this week at any of our locations.”
The one-hour massage is valued at $120. Furloughed workers can schedule the session through the studio website or by calling a preferred location.
Please present ID prior to the session.
The massages are by appointment only. This promotion runs through January 20.
Offer valid at any location, one per client per location.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced just hours ago that the L line will not undergo a 15-month closure between Brooklyn and Manhattan as planned.
Instead, Cuomo has unveiled a new plan – never before used in the United States – that will secure the Canarsie tunnel and all of the electrical work using nights and weekends only.
According to reports, the new plan would be completed in the same timeframe as the previous shutdown plan.
The news came after the governor toured the L train tunnel with a hand-picked panel of experts and engineers late last year. Cuomo held the announcement close to the chest, as the announcement reportedly came as a shock to even city and MTA officials.
What does this mean for L train riders? There will still be headaches, especially during nights and weekends, but the 225,000 daily commuters who travel between Brooklyn and Manhattan will be spared.
Advocates are already demanding that the governor released the full plan and details of his new plan. But for now, it seems the L train shutdown is cancelled.
What does this mean for your commute? Is this good news, or bad news? Let us know in the comments below.
The Prospect-Lefferts Gardens House of the Week is a special gem.
Situated on a corner 30′ by 100′ lot, this 25′ x 50′ limestone townhouse faces all four directions for amazing light no matter the time of day. The home was originally built in 1901 and features a number of beautiful details.
Located at the corner of Bedford Ave and Maple St. it is two blocks from Prospect Park and minutes to B & Q trains and the Flatbush Avenue commercial strip, hosts to numerous cafes, restaurants and shops.
On December 5, the Greenpoint YMCA celebrated local superheroes at its 3rd annual “Spirit of Community Service” Awards Dinner.
This year’s honorees were Donald Minerva, Martha Holstein, Assemblyman Joe Lentol and Broadway Stages, represented by Gina and Tony Argento.
“The Greenpoint Y is so lucky to have supportive and special individuals that advocate for our neighborhood,” said Greenpoint Y executive director Kendall Charter. “We are so proud to honor them today.”
Read more about the event in this week’s Greenpoint Star newspaper.