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FringeNYC Review: Dead Lunch, or Who Prays for Bad Weather?” Writer & Director: Tony Borden 1 hour, 25 min.    BY SEAN EGAN | Tony Borden’s new play, “Dead Lunch, or Who Prays for Bad Weather?,” is a comedy set in a world that is, unfortunately, all too familiar to many — the wonderful, horrible, tedious […]

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Summer Streets on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. had a little bit of everything, but mainly a car-free route from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park at E. 72nd St. At Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, cyclists, joggers, pedestrians, skaters and everyone else in motion could “pause” to take a trip on a […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |   Dog days of summer? Not in the Seaport…lots of action, something for everyone. The artistic…Look for pop-up art galleries and events though January. Some empty storefronts (think the old Wendy’s on Pearl and Beekman Sts.) become temporary exhibition spots under the umbrella “Seaport Culture District.” Opening Mon., Aug. 17, is The […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  City Landmarks commissioners last week splashed cold water on the South Street Seaport plan to cover most of Pier 17’s rooftop with protection from the rain. Members of the Landmarks Preservation Commission did not say they would reject the canopy proposed by Howard Hughes Corp., but they did say the covering […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |  A yearlong survey conducted to figure out community needs in Lower Manhattan yielded some surprises, including that optimism resides in Battery Park City. When asked what they would change about their neighborhood, the number one response was “not one thing: it’s nice here!” “From Battery City Park, we heard […]

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The second time was the charm for Chinese company Fosun, which got Landmarks Preservation Commission approval on Tues., Aug. 4 for changes they want to make to landmarked 28 Liberty Plaza, formerly known as One Chase Manhattan. Almost two years ago, Fosun bought the 60-story, 2.2 million sq. ft. tower for $725 million from JPMorgan […]

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BY YANNIC RACK  |  Exactly how high will a new apartment tower rise by the Manhattan Bridge? That question is currently hard to answer. On July 29, the community room on the second floor of Two Bridges Tower once again filled up with worried residents who demanded answers about the massive development currently being built […]

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  Long-running Art time: Nelson A Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700; http;//www.bpcparks.org; Thursdays, 10:30 am–noon, Now – Thurs, Oct. 29; Free. Young artists are introduced to paper, clay, paint and other supplies. Accessible Arts Initiative: Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St. at Hudson Street;(212) 274–0986; www.cmany.org; Mondays and Wednesdays, Noon–5 pm, […]

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The eastbound M22 bus route returned to Chambers St. Sun., Aug. 2 following the completion of the Chambers St. reconstruction project. The project, which began in the summer of 2010, was arranged to repair water and sewer infrastructure below Chambers St. Other improvements to the area include new streetlights, granite curbs and trees. The project […]

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BY YANNIC RACK  |  A Chinatown-area doctor is accused of illegally selling Xanax prescriptions worth millions, according to authorities. Bridget Brennan, the city’s special narcotics prosecutor, announced on July 28 that Dr. Mengjia Zhao dispensed up to $4.6 million worth of the addictive anti-anxiety medication onto the black market. Zhao, who kept a practice at […]

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