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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Softball enthusiasts leveraged technology in an unprecedented drive to establish a varsity team at Millennium High School in the Financial District. They collected more than $10,000 from 88 contributors within a week on gofundme.com. The funds will bankroll the team’s admittance into the citywide Public School Athletic League just in time […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  “Just another day in Battery Park City.” That phrase, for esteemed architect Jordan L. Gruzen, who died on Jan. 27 at 80, connoted that anything could happen in the neighborhood he loved so much. His wife, Lee Gruzen, talked by phone to Downtown Express about her husband of many decades […]

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Merchants Hospitality will open its new location, Industry Kitchen, in the Seaport late March or early April. Richard Cohn, a partner of the group, announced the news while presenting the signage for the restaurant at Community Board 1’s Financial District Committee meeting on Wed., Feb. 4. Industry Kitchen is located at 70 South St., near […]

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BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM   |  To survive the barrage of snowy, sleety winter weather and the inevitable indoor confinement that comes with it, we’re going to have to focus on our love for one another. Thankfully, there’s ample opportunity for that given Valentine’s Day. Options for celebrating cupid’s holiday this year include Valentine’s Day parties at […]

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BY PAUL LIOTTA    |  An improved and expanded ferry system will soon be available to help New Yorkers get around town. At his State of the City address, Mayor de Blasio, announced plans to begin five new ferry services that will bring New York closer together. The mayor sees the project as another step […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |   Residents living near Nike’s Zoom City Arena say they’ve been slam-dunked for more than a month by construction noise and diesel fumes, and it’s left them reeling. The spacious structure, they charge, is a flagrant offensive foul against their neighborhood’s quality of life. Construction on the temporary tent — actually, […]

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Body found in the river On Wed., Feb. 11, officers responded to a 911 call of an individual floating face-up in the East River near 4 South St. by the F.D.R. Drive and Broad St. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 25-year-old male unconscious and unresponsive in the water. The Police Department’s Harbor Unit responded and […]

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BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  (stephaniebuhmann.com)   |  As if to advocate a year of rich diversity ahead, this eclectic group show brings together 20 contemporary artists. Here, subjects vary as much as the styles in which they are depicted, covering figurative, abstract and some nuances in-between. While the sculptural installation by Gabriel Specter, Richard Hambleton’s figurative […]

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BY NORMAN BORDEN  |  In an era when weekend jaunts to Florida or weeklong Caribbean cruises are commonplace, Marisa Scheinfeld’s engaging images of the ruins of Borscht Belt hotels are a poignant reminder of a way of life that no longer exists. For generations of Jews, vacationing in the Catskill Mountains 90 miles from New […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER MONK IN MOTION:  THE NEXT FACE OF JAZZ BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center and the Thelonious Monk Institute’s annual partnership concert series returns, with performances by the finalists from 2014’s Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Three top trumpet players emerged from a Gala Concert event last November, chosen by a judging panel […]

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