Living in Fidi

Occupy Wall Street – When Choosing Sides, Go Wrong.

With Occupy Wall Street taking over the news, the big question most people are asking themselves is which side is right and which side is wrong? But is that really the right question we should be asking ourselves? Are the answers really that black and white? Perhaps part of the problem is our narrow-minded thinking, which is consistent with our bi-partisan system and now creating revolts like Occupy Wall Street. Most catastrophes in general are caused by more than one party, more than one socioeconomic group etc. However, because it is human nature to blame the other side without acknowledging our own faults, our black and white thinking causes head-on collisions with each other, causing protests, violence and societal disorder. Once the “horse is out of the barn” extremism tends to formulate in all kinds, eventually creating an illusionary battle amongst ourselves – Capitalism vs Socialism.

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Four Points By Sheraton Coming To FiDi


Exciting things continue to happen in FiDi. Opening summer of 2013, will be a Four Points By Sheraton.  The new hotel will have 264 rooms and will be located at 6 Platt Street.  

As per businesswire, Senior Vice President of North American Development for Starwood, Paul Sacco, stated, “The upcoming opening of our fourth Four Points hotel in New York City demonstrates that the brand’s blend of comfort, style and affordability is resonating with travelers in key urban centers.” 

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FiDi Grocery Stores: Best Bang for Your Buck

Sure, using FreshDirect can be easy and quick, a few mouse clicks and you’re done. But what about those who don’t have a family of mouths to feed or don’t particularly enjoy cooking? The need to buy in bulk from FreshDirect and have the food delivered doesn’t really make sense. So where’s the best place to pick up those groceries on an as needed basis? In the FiDi area you’ve got three main grocery stores to choose from: Gristedes, Zeytuna and Jubilee Market.

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FiDi Population Has Exploded: US Census

A new US Census Report study shows that more than 20,000 people have moved into the Financial District and Battery Park City since 2000.

The census numbers have also created controversy as the Mayor believes the right numbers were not counted in some other neighborhoods in NYC which may lead to some congressional seats being redistributed outside.

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