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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The Dept. of Transportation’s Summer Streets program will close Centre St. between the Brooklyn Bridge and Foley Square, and Lafayette St. between Foley Square and Astor Pl. (and Park Ave. all the way up to E 72nd St.) 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Manhattan-bound traffic on the […]

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Police officers climbed the Brooklyn Bridge on Fri., July 25 to investigate the sky-high crime scene that dominated New York City headlines last week after intruders swapped the two American flags atop the landmark for two white banners. Although conspiracy theories surrounding the stunt took over social media shortly after the news broke, police are […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Downtown captured two state championships in Little League softball in Chatham, N.Y. with one team still with ambitions of a national title. A Downtown Little League team comprised of local 14-year-olds will play in the Eastern Region finals Aug. 1 – 8 in Orange, Conn. following a 7-6 victory over Haverstraw […]

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BY ROGER MILLER  |  On the day Hurricane Sandy bowled through New York City almost two years ago, Wilma Serrano was in her apartment on the Lower East Side watching TV. “All of a sudden the lights went out, and when I looked out the window the East River was overflowing towards my building and […]

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On Thursday evening, July 24, several hundred people including many Jews gathered in Foley Square for an anti-Israeli rally. The names of over 100 children killed in Gaza were read aloud as several people stretched out a long tape bearing the names and ages of the dead.  The rally was organized by Adalah-NY and called for, […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON    |  In May, the Downtown Independent Democrats voted “no endorsement at this time” for governor and lieutenant governor in the September Democratic primary. The Working Families Party was endorsing the next day, and D.I.D. was curious to see how that would turn out. Andrew Cuomo went on to win the W.F.P. […]

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BY SERGEI KLEBNIKOV  |  On a quiet Soho block, concerned neighbors have mobilized to prevent a noisy restaurant from expanding to a nearby bakery and acquiring a liquor license for the new location. Six months ago, Matt Abramcyk, a previous owner of the infamous Beatrice Inn, and partner Akiva Elstein took over Jean Claude, a […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  The CitiBike battle of Petrosino Square is up and rolling once again. Opponents of siting a bike-share station in the Soho park recently filed an appeal in the State Supreme Court Appellate Division. Last October, State Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern, ruled against the plaintiffs, writing in her decision, “Bicycling is […]

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Trio attacks teen girl A 15–year-old girl walking in FiDi was beaten by three adults who tried to take her iPhone on July 17 at 11 p.m., police say. The teen, a Bronx resident, was on the southeast corner of Battery Pl and Greenwich St., on a Thursday night when two women and one man […]

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