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Thurs., April 9 – Wed.April 15 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING WILL BE SUSPENDED THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY Orthodox holy week, and end of Passover parking break ahead! Get a good parking spot on Wed., April 8 and you won’t have to move your car for alternate side parking until Mon., April 13. More good news: New York City public schools don’t get […]

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Downtown Express photos by  Dusica Sue Malesevic Shops Open After a $330 million renovation that took almost for years, Brookfield Place is now — mostly — open. There are few store stragglers, such as Vilebrequin and Calypso, and the garden district of marketplace Le District is still verboten, but a plethora of high-end retail and […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  More people out and about in the neighborhood as we spring into warmer weather! Yippee! S.O.S. meeting… Mike Weiss who is the waterfront foreman of the South Street Seaport Museum will be guest speaker at the next meeting of Save Our Seaport on Thursday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. Come to St. […]

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Move over Empire State Building, there is new game in town. One World Observatory will be opening Fri., May 29 — offering spectacular vistas of the city from above 1,250 feet. Located on three levels — 100, 101 and 102 — of 1 World Trade, the observatory will be high-tech. Upon entering, visitors will be […]

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Silver fallout Paul Goldstein, director of Assemblymember Shelly Silver’s district office, has just retired but he continues to work part time at the same job. Goldstein, 60, did not refer directly to Silver’s federal indictment on corruption charges Wednesday, but he did tell UnderCover the change is good for him and for Silver, who has […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The stress-ridden middle school admission process in District 2 lacks any real choice, according to some, and there’s a new idea intended to fix that, but it could strain schools already flooded with applicants. Eric Goldberg, a member of the district’s Community Education Council for the last four years, said […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Nine Lower East Side public housing complexes will be able to tap into a $3 billion federal fund to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week in Red Hook. The nine are part of 33 NYCHA projects around the city that will receive […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The city Dept. of Transportation is making changes to an F.D.R. exit near Broad and South Sts. in an effort to improve traffic circulation in Lower Manhattan as well as make the area safer for pedestrians starting in three months. There have been some issues at the intersection of South […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |  The possibility that a Trader Joe’s may be part of the new retail at 28 Liberty Plaza, formerly known as One Chase Manhattan Plaza, sent the Financial District Committee atwitter last week. “When I met with Fosun Properties, I mentioned since they said retail, how about Trader Joe’s? To my great surprise, […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  Aaron Gross is a fifth-generation member of the Streit’s matzoh family. His great-great-grandfather Aron was the company’s founder. Today, Gross runs Streit’s with his cousins Alan Adler and Aron Pagoda. Eleven family members are in the business, and they all get along. “We are not the Durst family,” Gross quipped. Four old buildings […]

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