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Events Downtown  Thurs August 28- Wed. SEPTEMBER 10 THURSDAY, AUGUST 28 BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY 212-267-9700, bpcparks.org Preschool Art: Come learn art with paper, clay, wood, and paint. Ages 4 and under | Free, drop in | Nelson A. Rockefeller Park| 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. EVERY THURSDAY UNTIL 10/30 Art & Games Age […]

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On Wed., Sept. 10, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum is inviting Lower Manhattan residents, 9/11 family members,  rescue and recovery workers, active duty first responders and 9/11 survivors, to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum from 5 p.m. to close. Members of these groups can book free ticket(s) to visit the museum by reserving […]

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BY YANNIC RACK  |  On the upper floors of the Battery Park City School in Lower Manhattan, children from all over the city were finishing up their summer projects. In front of large windows with sprawling views of the Hudson, some were making last tweaks on the programming of their LEGO robots, while next door […]

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BY LAUREN PRICE   |   The Upper East Side’s Fifth Ave. mansions were once occupied by families named Carnegie, Whitney, Pulitzer, and Vanderbilt. In time, large but swanky apartment houses in the neighborhood bolstered the impression of old money, as did the Ivy-League-type private schools such as Chapin and Dalton. Locals and tourists alike cherish […]

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On Thurs., Aug. 21, around 4 p.m., a police officer in an unmarked car slapped a cyclist with a ticket on Sixth Ave. just south of Prince St. The officer would not divulge to The Downtown Express what the offense was, saying the ticket was “confidential.” Police recently conducted Operation Safe Cycle, a two-week blitz […]

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“Diner en Blanc” has struck again. The dinner party keeps its location secret until, voila, thousands appear dressed in white and set up everything — tables, chairs, forks, knives, and agents of inebriation  — needed to dine. This time, the target was Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City, on Mon. Aug. 25. This year, four-time […]

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Thurs., Aug. 28 – Wed., Sept. 3 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR LABOR DAY Labor Day means the end of summer is here! Whether you stay in the city or head out of town, there will be some mean traffic to face. Beginning around 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, West St./Route 9A, the F.D.R., and […]

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BY YANNIC RACK  |  It’s been a common sight in Battery Park City for years now: Cyclists, often tourists, rushing by on the popular Hudson River Greenway, the busiest bike path in the whole country, come to a sudden halt at Vesey or Albany Sts. After initial confusion, they usually continue their path along the […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC and JOSH ROGERS  |  Since the 9/11 Memorial Museum opened in May, many parties — Community Board 1, the mayor’s office, N.Y.P.D., and the Port Authority — have been working to mitigate the crush of tourists that have descended on Liberty St. Some have wondered why the opening of Greenwich St. between Liberty St. […]

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BY ROSA KIM  |  When Christiane Fowler, 40, got to New York City in April, her legs and feet were badly swollen from walking over 600 miles. She had traveled from Pennsylvania to Syracuse in search of a place to live and arrived in New York City by walking and catching rides. When she got […]

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