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BY SAM SPOKONY   |  Last month, saw the first proposal for affordable housing within the new Hudson Square Special District, when Extell brought its plans for 68 Charlton St. to Community Board 2. The developer has applied for an inclusionary housing bonus — offered within Hudson Square as part of its rezoning last year […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Students at Stuyvesant High School are heavily invested in the design, manufacture and marketing of an innovative puzzle collection called Flip ‘N’ Check which is now stocked by Downtown merchants and others along the Eastern Seaboard. The students are not alone though in the enterprise which started three years ago with […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Residents are invited to attend a quality of life forum at the Hudson Guild on Monday, April 21 at 7pm, where community leaders and elected officials will discuss neighborhood issues and take questions from audience members. The forum will be hosted by both the Neighborhood Advisory Committee and the Senior Advisory […]

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The 9/11 Memorial Museum officially opens May 21, but a week before that, there will be a special preview period allowing 9/11 family members, rescue and recovery workers, local residents and business owners (below Canal St.) and other stakeholders to get free access to tour the museum. The special dedication period will take place from […]

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BY NICOLAS FERNANDES  |  After visiting the National Archives and Records Administration in Lower Manhattan, an Italian couple found out that the husband’s grandfather returned to Italy after his arrival in America, so he could get married and bring his wife back to the states. Volunteer Heather Morrison helped the couple by finding the ship manifests […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Fearing the demolition of their 118-year-old building as a developer now seeks to replace it, residents of 67 Vestry St. in Tribeca have mounted an effort to protect the site by calling on the city to landmark it. Developer Aby Rosen, who bought the nine-story building in 2005, filed plans in […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  A group of Queens residents are calling on the city to continue a ferry service linking the Rockaways and Lower Manhattan, and to expand it to include weekend service this summer. The Rockaway Ferry, which was launched by the city in November 2012 as an emergency transportation measure after Hurricane Sandy […]

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BY JOSEPH M. CALISI   |   The cage surrounding the famed and iconic Wall Street Bull was removed March 25. The famous Charging Bull statue by Italian artist Arturo DiModica, stands alone, albeit with uniformed New York City Police standing watch at Bowling Green. The two-year long struggle to remove the barricades under the command […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  | Two-way traffic on Chambers St. will resume as far east as West Broadway in April as the four-year overhaul of the street continues to move forward. Drivers will have to wait until autumn at the earliest for full access to return to the remaining segment of the project which runs on Chambers […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS   |  Tribeca residents accustomed since 2010 to the noise and inconveniences of ongoing construction on Hudson St. may get some relief sooner rather than later. The Hudson Street Project — which includes  work on N. Moore and Franklin St. — will finish by next year ahead of an original 2016 deadline, […]

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