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Robert Janz: artist, poet, poster warrior BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The nature of New York street art is a constant battle for territory, and Robert Janz has been fighting for his space for years. “Are you ready to see me liberate my artwork?” Janz asked before tearing a glossy ad off the blue, plywood […]

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Self-styled “Ghostbusters reenactor” Matt Liviski drove this replica Ecto-1 car all the way from Ohio to make an appearance at the Tribeca firehouse at 14 N. Moore St. made famous by the 1984 film as the headquarters of the eponymous team of paranormal exterminators. Actually home to the FDNY’s Ladder 8, the 110-year-old firehouse closed […]

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Thurs., Nov. 5 – Wed., Nov. 11  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY FOR VETERANS DAY  Happy Veterans Day! Transit Sam salutes all of our courageous veterans. To honor the day, the Veterans Day Festival will close Broadway between Liberty St. and Battery Pl. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Expect West St. southbound […]

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BY CATHERINE MCVAY HUGHES   |  Water surrounds Community Board 1 on three sides, and we experienced one of the highest inundation levels in Manhattan during Superstorm Sandy on Oct.29, 2012, with seven feet of water in some areas. Two people drowned in our district that night three years ago, and property damage was extreme.  […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY  |  “Where’s the milk?” I asked my best-friend-from-high-school, Gigi, as I peered into her fridge. “It’s right there!” “Where?” “There!” But, as Gertrude Stein would have said — if she needed something to pour in her coffee and was still alive — “There’s no ‘there’ there, only almond milk.” Gigi shrugged. “That’s what […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Community Board 1 has gained a member who’s an expert on a topic very pertinent to Lower Manhattan: land use. Reggie Thomas, 29, recently joined the board after about eight years in city government, with a background in land use, the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, and negotiating economic development […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Busy, busy! That’s the buzz in our neighborhood and people aren’t even thinking yet of — oh gosh, don’t say it — the upcoming holidays! Halloween Recap…. The Seaport streets were super spooky this weekend! Not only with little, two-legged goblins and bigger, two-legged monsters, but howl-arious four-legged beasties of all […]

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The Brommer family took to the streets of Tribeca for trick-or-treating on Halloween with a Mario Bros. costume theme, featuring 3-year-old Cole in the staring role, dad George as brother Luigi, and mom Rebecca as sidekick Toad. The only family member to go off-theme was sis Katheryn who, being a 5-year-old girl, wore a mandatory […]

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Raise your hand for fraud Fraud, whistleblowing — these are normally delicate subjects organizations rarely discuss in public. But at the Battery Park City Authority’s most recent public board meeting, an outside auditor had to ask whether or not, you know, there’s any fraud anybody wanted to report. The auditor, who was probably required by […]

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BY YANNIC RACK  |  Keep your eye on the Oculus — it will soon be open for business. The long-awaited reopening of the World Trade Center retail complex is finally in sight, with an opening date expected in the first half of 2016, according to the developer, Westfield Group. A spokeswoman for Westfield, which is […]

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