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BY LAUREN PRICE   |  Hell’s Kitchen has always been a closely knit neighborhood rich in cultural opportunities and old New York history. But while the West Side area bounded by W. 37th and 57th Sts. was once dotted with warehouses, parking lots and walk-ups, for more than a decade developers have been eyeing the […]

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BY  LAUREN PRICE  |  Running from Canal St. south to Barclay St. and from Broadway to the Hudson River, Tribeca is a neighborhood of some 16,000 residents that has grown up amidst cavernous cast-iron warehouses set on historic cobblestone streets. Home seekers can find light-filled, loft-like layouts that typically fetch sky-high prices, or they can […]

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THURSDAY, JULY 3 NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH 175 North End Ave, 212-790-3499, nypl.org/locations/battery-park-city Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers: Enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Limited to 25 babies and their caregivers; first-come first-served. Ages 0-18 months | Free |11:30 a.m. EVERY THURSDAY AT 11:30 […]

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Thurs., July 3 – Wed., July 9 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED FRIDAY Happy Independence Day! With July 4th on Friday, the big getaway will be Thursday afternoon. Expect a crunch at every bridge and tunnel out of Lower Manhattan. The F.D.R. and West St. will be jammed with drivers heading to the Holland […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  There is not much that local law enforcement can do regarding reports of small flying drones possibly taking peaks into Battery Park City residents’ high-rise windows. Sergeant Phuchon Srisuro of the B.P.C. Parks Enforcement Patrol told Community Board 1 members on July 1 that there were two reports of unmanned drones […]

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Many hundreds came to Chinatown’s Transfiguration Church last Sunday for Mass and to celebrate the “Golden Jubilee” for Sister Joanna Chan, who is retiring after 50 years of service in many different ways. Playwright, educator, arts leader and prisoner counselor are all apt words to describe Chan. Born in Hong Kong 74 years ago, Chan […]

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BY SERGEI KLEBNIKOV  |  “Where have the Broome St. Alley Cats gone?” reads a flier posted by local residents of the Amalgamated Dwellings building complex. The flier calls for help as the last elderly cats of what used to be an established feral cat colony pass away. The “Broome St. Alley” cats, reportedly one of […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Our little neighborhood is the belle of the summer fun in the city this year! Thank you Macy’s for drawing attention downtown! Restaurant news…New places are popping up in old locations. Long established spots are back and better. And a historic gem is working hard to make a comeback.  Rumor has […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS   |  Dozens of community members had assembled to commemorate his life’s work, but Luis Batista escaped notice beforehand, seeking customers to help as he had for 29 years in the Essex Street Market. June 27, 2014, was Luis Batista Day in Manhattan. So declared Borough President Gale Brewer, who presented him with […]

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BY LESLEY SUSSMAN  |  Community Board 3 Chairperson Gigi Li easily coasted to re-election to a third term at last week’s full-board meeting, beating challenger Chad Marlow. Li won about two-thirds of the board, by a vote of 31 to 15.  Marlow has been a frequent and outspoken critic of Li’s leadership of the 50-member […]

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