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BY YANNIC RACK  |  Fall has officially started, and with it comes the season of pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating. All those searching for some spooky fun or creepy horror, look no further: here are some of the best Halloween kids events haunting Downtown Manhattan in October. Washington Market Park Pumpkin-Carving Contest For the first time […]

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BY YANNIC RACK  |  Dozens of Tribeca residents turned out this week to give their ideas for the park slated for Pier 26. “Anything is on the table,” said Madelyn Wils, the president and C.E.O. of the Hudson River Park Trust, at a public forum hosted by the trust and Community Board 1 on Mon., […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The Harley-Davidson store at 376 Broadway in Tribeca has been rolling over public space by parking its motorcycles on the plaza outside its store. On a visit to the store last week, several bikes could be seen lined up on the plaza. A manager for the store, who did not […]

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Six men attack, rob student Half a dozen men attacked, cut and robbed a B.M.C.C. student last week, making off with $2,000 worth of his stuff, police say. The 36-year-old man had left class at the Borough of Manhattan Community College at 199 Chambers St. in Tribeca at 9:45 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 13, police […]

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BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM  |  In a post-9/11 world, with active shooter drills in schools and bag scans at theaters, the question of how much we should share with our kids comes up a lot. We live two blocks from the Twin Towers, turned Ground Zero, turned Freedom Tower/One World Trade Center, and we’ve been here […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC and YANNIC RACK  | Lower Manhattan schools, which desperately need more crossing guards, so far have been shut out of a $1.14 million fund to hire more guards. “The problem is just out of our hands, it comes down to money,” Det. Rick Lee, a community affairs officer, said at the First […]

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Three years ago, Hurricane Sandy knocked out many Downtown subway stations cutting off Manhattan and the Bronx from Brooklyn, but last Sunday, there were bright flood coverings subway grates on Sixth Ave., near the Canal St. station in preparation for Hurricane Joaquin. The storm, which had a devastating effect in the Bahamas, bypassed New York […]

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Seaport Bookstore It’s an Amazon world — but some independent booksellers continue to survive and thrive. McNally Jackson Books at 52 Prince St. in Soho is one that has bucked the odds. Since 2004, the store has offered a great selection, attracted interesting authors, hosted great readings and has the coolest machine ever — the […]

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G. Scott Anderson, born in Hawaii and raised in Brooklyn, has been at Borough of Manhattan Community College for 20 years, the last 15 as vice president of administration and planning. He has seen the college through 9/11, the Northeast blackout of 2003 and Superstorm Sandy, and is one of the leaders of B.M.C.C.’s sustainability […]

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BY YANNIC RACK  |  Listening to Lower Manhattan residents talk about the rat problem in their neighborhood, you could easily picture a world overtaken by the rodents — something akin to a reimagined version of “Planet of the Apes.” “People don’t walk outside at night, they don’t sit in the outdoor cafes, if they live there […]

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