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BY YANNIC RACK   |   Downtown is on top of the city’s latest health rankings. Lower Manhattan has the longest life expectancy in the city and ranks high on many other health factors, according to a new study by the Department of Health. Residents of the Downtown area are also less obese and better […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The closed Liberty Street pedestrian bridge has taken a small step toward reopening — but it still has quite a hike ahead. The Battery Park City Authority has finally finished work on the eastern protion of the enclosed walkway over West St., said Gwen Dawson, vice president of real property, […]

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Posh puppy boutique adapts pet adoptions for concierge class BY Will Clifton  |  Interested in adopting a rescue pet, but intimidated by the prospect of a heart-rending trip to the pound? Then let Shelter Chic find you a bespoke best friend that meets your exact specifications. “We want to make it as pleasant an experience […]

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Out with the Parks Enforcement Patrol, in with security ‘ambassadors’ BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  In a neighborhood that has few street crimes but many quality-of-life issues, the Battery Park City Authority’s decision last week to replace the city’s Parks Enforcement Patrol officers with private security guards that have zero enforcement powers has infuriated the […]

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Tarnished Assemblymember has day in court on corruption charges BY LINCOLN ANDERSON AND DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The federal corruption trial of Assemblymember Sheldon Silver got underway this week, with opening statements on Nov 3. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie Cohen summed up what the proseduction says the case is all about: “Power. Greed. Corruption.” But attorney […]

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Residents’ long-time pane in the glass may end next year BY BILL EGBERT  |  The good news for Gateway Plaza residents is that the building’s management finally plans to replace all 10,000 of its notoriously drafty windows. The bad news is that the work won’t even begin until next spring, and the mammoth job won’t […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  It was once an unpopular idea, but some feel its time has come. State Sen. Daniel Squadron showed up at Community Board 1’s Battery Park City Committee meeting on Nov. 2 to make his case for the city taking control of the Battery Park City Authority, which the city could […]

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BY YANNIC RACK  |  Who needs ghosts when you’ve got rides and cotton candy? The scene was more happy than haunting at this year’s Halloween Kidz Carnival on Pier 26 in Tribeca, where young trick-or-treaters from near and far whiled away the day before setting out on their annual candy hunt. Parents said the event […]

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‘America got stupid’ Everyone’s a critic — including, apparently, thieves. After a man snatched a woman’s wallet in Soho, he ran away shouting, “America got stupid,” police say. The woman, 27, was walking on Broadway on Sat., Oct. 24 at 6 p.m., when the thief dipped into her pocketbook, grabbed her wallet and took off, […]

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In honor of Veterans Day, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will pay tribute to the nation’s veterans during a special five-day “Salute to Service” beginning on Saturday, Nov. 7 and running through Veterans Day, Nov. 11.  Throughout the five-day event, a StoryCorps animated short film featuring true stories of military service will be screened […]

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