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  A few dozen protesters gathered at City Hall last week on April 2, the same day the U.S. Supreme Court struck down certain campaign donation limits in deciding McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. As a result, Shaun McCutcheon, an Alabama man, and other donors are no longer subject to the $120,000 limit they can […]

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Thurs., April 10 – Wed., April 16 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY FOR PASSOVER Passover-Easter parking break!  Get a good parking spot on Monday, April 14 and you won’t have to move your car for alternate side parking until Wednesday, April 23!  The only exception is where A.S.P. is in effect […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Is it spring yet? I recently heard that what we’ve experienced the past few weeks is a new season: Spwrinter…come May flowers. We’re anxiously waiting. Get dirty, bloom pretty… So if you’re a bit like me and can’t wait any longer for Spring to spring and summer to come, get involved […]

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  BY JOSH ROGERS  |  The citywide expansion of full day pre-K this September announced last week will be modest in Lower Manhattan, where Chinatown is the only neighborhood slated to get more space. “Obviously we are very disappointed… that not one new seat was created in Tribeca, Peck Slip School, in the South Street […]

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BY NICOLAS FERNANDES  |  Passengers on the East River Ferry to Long Island City and DUMBO were annoyed last Saturday, the first day the weekend price for a one-way ticket jumped from $4 to $6 in order for service to resume. “Six bucks seems like a little much,” said John Chinn, who was waiting to […]

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BY JEFFERSON SIEGEL  |  A group of activist local veterans have put the lie to General Douglas MacArthur’s famous saying, “Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” For the fourth time in three years, several indomitable gaffers were arrested late last Friday night at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Water St. in Lower Manhattan. Their […]

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(ORIGINALLY POSTED MARCH 27, 2014) The Department of Health’s “NYC Rodent Academy” will hold a training session on how to safely and effectively manage rats and mice on a property or in the neighborhood at Independence Plaza on Thursday, April 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., 310 Greenwich St. The session is for anyone with […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Two weeks ago, Community Board 2 approved the Department of Transportation’s plan for a new parking-protected bike lane along Lafeyette St. and Fourth Ave. Last Thursday, D.O.T. returned to the board with a proposal that would provide the same upgrade to the current bike lanes along Hudson St. from Houston to […]

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  Former Yankee great Bernie Williams, top, was the featured guest at the Downtown Little League’s  Opening Day ceremonies Saturday in Battery Park City. He signed autographs and spoke to the players, who heard many cheers from parents along with some from Councilmember Margaret Chin, bottom left.  

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Downtown Express won two awards last weekend at the New York Press Association’s 2013 Better Newspaper Contest. in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Competing against newspapers of all circulations, the Express’ obituaries earned a third place award. “Told in a way that lets readers know who the deceased were, almost bringing them back to life,” one judge […]

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