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BY TEQUILA MINSKY   |  The faded “ghost sign” on the wall advertising Avignone Pharmacy (later Avignone Chemists) overlooks Sir Winston Churchill Square and can be read easily from Sixth Ave. It probably dates from the 1950s, according to the Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation blog. Another testament to Avignone’s long history could be […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  Not a freeze — but a rollback! City Councilmember Corey Johnson said he’s hoping for nothing less than that from the Rent Guidelines Board when it decides in three months on lease-renewal terms for rent-regulated apartments for the next two years. A rent freeze is unprecedented in the history of […]

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BY SEAN EGAN  |  There’s no real reason that “Amour Fou” should work as well as it does. On paper, it seems to encompass all of the elements that drive people away from so-called “art house cinema.” Its story is a downer. The themes and ideas it plays with are complex and heady — and […]

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THURSDAY, MARCH 12 POETS HOUSE 10 River Terrace, poetshouse.org/ Tiny Poets Time, a poetry reading for toddlers, every Thursday morning. Ages 1-3 years | Free | 10:00 am NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH 175 North End Ave, 212-790-3499, nypl.org/locations/battery-park-city Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers: Enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  There have been some parking growing pains in Battery Park City since the N.Y.P.D.’s Intelligence Division recently moved to Brookfield Place at 250 Vesey St. The unit, which was located in Chelsea, has taken over some parking in the northern end of Battery Park City. Some residents have complained that […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  A TRIBUTE TO THE TREDWELLS’ IRISH SERVANTS at MERCHANT’S HOUSE MUSEUM For a place that’s been living in the past since before most of us were born, Merchant’s House Museum has a knack for appealing to contemporary tastes. So whether you’re suffering from “Downton Abbey” season five withdrawal or just looking for one […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The long-awaited SeaGlass carousel in Battery Park will open this Memorial Day. “This harsh winter has posed some obstacles,” but the carousel is expected to open at the end of May, said Anna Morrison, executive assistant to the president of the Battery Conservancy. The $16 million SeaGlass carousel boasts 30 […]

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Silver: ‘More work to be done’ To The Editor: I would like to recognize your article “Silver Holding on Downtown” (news article, Feb. 26 – March 11) and reiterate my commitment to our Lower Manhattan community which continues to be the city’s best place to live, work and raise a family. I have been proud to […]

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The Tribeca section of the Hudson River Park was virtually empty and had a serene feel at the end of last week with the late in the season snowstorm. With the return of spring-like temperatures this week, people are returning.

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Lunar New Year celebrations traveled a little further Downtown from Chinatown Sun., March 1, when local families got in on the lion and dragon dancing fun to help benefit the Old Seaport Alliance.

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