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The Village Alliance will maintain a presence on Facebook only, and the new #GreenwichVillageNYC pages become the new home for the latest news about the area’s restaurants, shops, shows and attractions.  So follow the links above to connect on your favorite platform, and stay up to date!
 
IBM WATSON
ANNOUNCES NEW
HEADQUARTERS AT
51 ASTOR PLACE

The Village Alliance welcomes IBM and its newly-established Watson Group, who will be establishing headquarters at 51 Astor Place.  According to IBM, Watson is a cognitive computer system that will transform how organizations think, act, and operate in the future. Learning through interactions, this cloud-based platform delivers evidence based responses driving better outcomes.  Read the Forbes technology review here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mayor Bill de Blasio has named Maria Torres-Springer as Commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services, pledging to deepen the agency's connections to neighborhoods across the five boroughs. As a public servant with deep expertise, Torres-Springer will establish a new revolving loan fund to help local businesses grow, expand outreach to immigrant-owned businesses, and help launch new economic development hubs in underserved communities. 

The NYC Economic Development Corporation just announced RISE : NYC (Resiliency Innovations for a Stronger Economy) a competition to identify and deploy new technologies to help small businesses become more resilient to future storms, sea level rise and other effects of climate change.  Up to $30 million will be awarded to install winning technologies at businesses throughout the City.

Visit the RISE : NYC website for more information and to find out how to apply.
FEBRUARY'S
FEATURED FAVORITE
Deka Craftworks

Valentine's Day is just around the corner!  Stop in to admire the individually designed and beautifully handcrafted jewelry at Deka as a gift for your loved one.

February 2014

VILLAGE BEAT

You'll Love These New Hot Spots!

Rasa

25 W. 8th St. (btw 5th/6th Aves.)
(212) 253-9888
High praise abounds for Rasa, the latest offering from Michelin star-Chef Tommy Lai.  Owned and operated together with sister Carrie, this chic eatery specializes in Malaysian and Singaporean cuisine and is a fantastic addition to the burgeoning 8th Street dining scene.

Elite Jewelry

18 St. Marks Pl. (btw 2nd/3rd Aves.)
(646) 692-6230
The newest jewelry studio on St. Marks Place offers a full range of sterling silver and gold accessories, including the Maya and Tawapa fine jewelry lines.

Karaoke St. Marks

6 St. Marks Pl. (btw 2nd/3rd Aves.)
(212) 228-6250
Is that a 'tear in your beer'?  Buck up and belt out that power ballad with karaoke and a group of friends.  Open mic and private room setups are available upstairs at the former Kim's Video space on St. Marks Place.

Event Highlights:

February 7

Brooklyn Small Batch Gin Tasting

5:00 to 8:00 PM, St. Marks Wine & Liquor
16 St. Marks Pl. (btw 2nd/3rd Aves.)

February 8

Valentine's Scavenger Hunt

1:00 PM, Lomography Gallery Store
41 W. 8th St. (btw 5th/6th Aves.)

February 9

Do You Fondue?

2:00 to 5:00 PM, Broadway Panhandler
65 E. 8th St. (btw Broadway & Mercer St.)

February 11

James Siena: On His Work

6:30 PM, New York Studio School
8 W. 8th St. (btw 5th/6th Aves.)

February 22

Family Day @ The Center: I Love NY

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Pl. @ Bleecker St.

February 27

Panel: You Eat What You Are

6:00 PM, The New School, Wollman Hall
65 W. 11th St. (btw 5th/6th Aves.)

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