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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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Thurs., March 27 – Wed., April 2  |  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Thursday night traffic turbulence getting to Lower Manhattan once again. Under the Hudson River, the Lincoln Tunnel’s south tube to New York will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday, sending inbound traffic south to the Holland […]

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Tribeca burglaries Two Tribeca restaurants were recently hit with overnight burglaries, police said. The first took place at Little Italy Pizza, 11 Park Place, sometime between the evening of March 21 and the morning of March 22, according to the business owner. The burglar clipped the restaurant’s front gate and then broke in through the […]

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DAVID ROW: THERE AND BACK Row’s first New York solo show in years features stunning shaped canvases and related works on paper. While their unusual polygonal form is new for the artist, the compositions still reflect his signature abstract vocabulary. For decades, Row has employed heavily worked layers of lush oil paint to gradually form […]

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BY NORMAN BORDEN  |  Matthew Pillsbury is a photographer with a unique vision of contemporary metropolitan life. For the last decade or so, he’s been taking long exposure, large format (8×10 inch film) black and white photographs that compel viewers to slow down and smell the roses, so to speak — or at least take […]

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HINTS OF SPRING… The sunset and warmer weather at Battery Park City’s North Cove last week and this week gave Downtowners some hopes for spring, although predictions are for a few more cold days before the season begins March 20. The recent mix of snow, rain and warm weather led to The Rink closing for […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  The ice skating rink and blow up music venue are gone. Sidewalk café tables are coming out. Spring must be on its way. And with it comes a lot of rebirth around our neighborhood. Cha..cha..changes… Good and bad news with the closing of Meade’s on Peck Slip. Sadly our neighborhood hangout […]

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