Citizen Jane - The Movie

Citizen Jane - The Movie

Opening at the IFC Center on April 21, CITIZEN JANE is a timely tale of what happens when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Receive an exclusive 20% discount with the Village Beat.

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New Bike Lanes on 5th Ave!

New Bike Lanes on 5th Ave!

Following requests by the Village Alliance and Community Board 2 & 5, the Department of Transport will soon commence work to create new protected bike lanes on Fifth Avenue, between Eighth and Twenty-Third Street. 

This improvement aims to address the Vision Zero Priority Area and Vision Zero Priority Intersection (14th street) as it seeks to eliminate all deaths from traffic crashes regardless of whether on foot, bicycle, or inside a motor vehicle. Within the period of 2010-2014, these streets have witnessed 1 fatality and 24 severe injuries. The proposed enhancement would install parking-protected bike lanes with painted pedestrian islands.

Between Eighth ...

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire - 106 Years Ago

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire - 106 Years Ago

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911 was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city, and one of the deadliest in US history. The fire caused the deaths of 146 garment workers – 123 women and 23 men who died from the fire, smoke inhalation, or falling or jumping to their deaths.

 Most of the victims were recent Jewish and Italian immigrant women aged 16 to 23;of the victims whose ages are known, the oldest victim was Providenza Panno at 43, and the youngest were 14-year-olds Kate Leone and "Sara" Rosaria ...

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