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BY LAUREN PRICE  |  Go West: Not so many years ago, it might have been unimaginable for someone to suggest living in Hell’s Kitchen. Today, the gentrification of what was once a rough and tumble swath of tenements, factories, warehouses, and parking structures into a white-hot neighborhood –– from Eighth Avenue west to the Hudson […]

BY LAUREN PRICE   |  Restored and reimagined piers, dazzling water views, lush grassy expanses, and a 32-mile bikeway –– the nation’s most heavily used –– are among the highlights at Hudson River Park, which has become the elegant front lawn for Manhattan’s West Side neighborhoods Comprised of multiple ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Move over, Union Square Zip Line! Take that, Super Bowl Boulevard slide! Pop Up urban adventure is about to get a serious sports and movie-themed upgrade — when the annual Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair and Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day return, to take over Downtown streets for this rain-or-shine event that’s always […]

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BY DIEM BOYD  |  Bill Bratton’s return as commissioner of the New York Police Department brings with it his trademark “broken windows” policing policy. Bratton’s strategy advocated for a hard-line approach on low-level crime and quality-of-life violations predicated on the belief that a “disorderly city is a dangerous city.” The crack in Bratton’s “broken window” […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  The first cat cafe in the United States will open its doors this week in Downtown, but they won’t stay that way for long. For four days starting on Thurs., April 24, clientele at 168 Bowery will frolic with dozens of affection-seeking felines — a ‘cat’achino’-slinging barista a short walk away. […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Will it be a kinder, more flexible N.Y.P.D. protecting the World Trade Center when the new security plan begins to be implemented next month? That message comes not from police officials trying to reassure the Downtown community, but from beleaguered W.T.C. area residents who have been fighting with police for years […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  It’s been said many times before — earlier this year, last year, five years ago, ten years ago. And now it’s being said again. Tribeca is full of rats — and since they don’t have to worry about rising condo prices, the critters are showing no signs of leaving their homes […]

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  BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  My first day onboard a sailboat and I was already deemed fit to assume the helm as we passed Ellis Island cruising at top speed. The undulating waters of the Hudson River were just as big from my perspective as the assembly of steel, glass and brick of Lower Manhattan. […]

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BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  There are seven events on deck tonight, and Manhattan’s 27th borough president, Gale Brewer, wants to hit them all. This should come as no surprise. Brewer, a Democrat, formerly was the city councilmember for the Upper West Side’s District 6 for 12 years, during which she was on 10 different committees. […]

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