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Howard Hughes Corp. has nixed its plan to build a controversial canopy for the new Pier 17’s rooftop in the South Street Seaport. Last month the Landmarks Preservation Commission questioned the height of the canopy when Hughes went before it with its plan. On Thurs., Sept. 24, Chris Curry, the Hughes executive in charge of the project, told […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The tide may be turning for the South Street Seaport Museum — it was awarded over $10 million in August and is now vying for almost $5 million to renovate and upgrade its spaces on Water St. Struggling since Superstorm Sandy, the museum, which at one point estimated it needed […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Another local politician is now urging that an application for federal funding for an affordable housing project proposed for the Elizabeth St. Garden be denied. State Sen. Daniel Squadron last week wrote Joseph Chan, chairperson of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, calling on the state-city authority to deny the $6 million […]

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The annual run honoring a firefighter who gave his life at the Twin Towers on Sept. 11 received positive reviews this year, after the organizers chose to stop serving alcohol at the event. Members of Community Board 1 praised their willingness to listen to residents’ feedback at a meeting of the Battery Park City Committee […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Is that it? Unfortunately, basically — yes! The fake facade being erected around an M.T.A. fan plant at Mulry Square looks incomplete, but actually that’s pretty much what it’s going to look like. The phony facade will conceal emergency exhaust fans for the Seventh and Eighth Ave. subway lines that run […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW   |   Once again it’s fall and around our neighborhood that means lots of fun stuff. Yum! Yum!…The 6th annual Taste of the Seaport is set for Saturday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., so mark your calendars! Last year more than 45 restaurants took part and some 4,500 people enjoyed the […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS |  “I feel many different emotions standing here at Ground Zero, where thousands of lives were taken in a senseless act of destruction,” Pope Francis said last Friday during his historic trip to visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. “Here grief is palpable.” He greeted family members of some who were killed […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR COLUMBUS DAY SUMMONS ALERT DAY! Monday is Columbus Day and a notoriously confusing day for parking. Here’s what you need to know: Alternate side parking rules and school parking rules near public schools and many private schools will be suspended. All other rules, including meters, remain in effect. […]

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Women on 1 train targeted Police are looking for a male suspect who ripped off two women — hurting one and threatening to stab both — on the 1 train in Lower Manhattan last month. In the first incident, on Tues., Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m., the man approached a 30-year-old woman on a southbound 1 train […]

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BY LORI KRAVITZ |  Sheldon (Shelly) J. Kravitz, a media advertising businessman who was known as one of the real “Mad Men,” died on Sat., Oct. 3. He was 85. Kravitz was born in Brooklyn, the son of Dr. Daniel Kravitz and Lillian Kravitz. Kravitz, who lived on the Upper East Side, leaves behind his wife […]

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