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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Two Downtown Little league softball teams received state recognition on Oct. 16 for going where no Manhattan team has gone before. Dozens of local parents, players and their siblings assembled at the Battery Park City Ballfields at night to see State Senator Daniel Squadron honor the teams for their respective state […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Lessons from Superstorm Sandy has the city stepping up its storm preparedness efforts with attention being paid to seniors and those with special needs. It has been almost two years since Superstorm Sandy hit on Oct. 29, 2012, and the city says it is better equipped to respond, but of […]

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BY HANA RASKIN   |  Joseph Hanania moved back to New York from Los Angeles to escape isolation and dependency on cars, only to find himself in a corner of the city underserved by the mass transit. Hanania lives in the Grand St. co-ops at the corner of Grand St. and the F.D.R. Drive. It […]

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 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 5+ | Free, drop in | Nelson A. […]

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BY ALBERT AMATEAU   |  Barry Benepe, co-founder of the Greenmarket program, where farmers bring their products directly to city consumers, spoke last week about how it all began 38 years ago and how today it has grown to 60 markets in the five boroughs. Benepe, a planner and architect, led the event, held Oct. […]

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An offer you can’t refuse: free food and wine. Every Thursday, starting Oct. 23, through Nov. 20, Hudson Eats is hosting a wine pairing series from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Brookfield Place at 200 Vesey St. The series on food and wine pairings will be led by Mike Martin, the director of Vintry Fine […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS   |  Community Board 3’s Land Use Committee voted on Oct. 14 to oppose a proposed 16-unit housing project that would displace the Lower East Side’s Siempre Verde Garden. At issue are two city-owned land parcels — 181 Stanton St. and 137 Attorney St. — which currently are used by the garden […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Financial District Committee members pushed for some sort of timetable on whether or not a left turn from West. St onto Albany St. would be possible. “We’ve lost a southbound left turn for the public, forcing people to loop through Battery Park City,” said committee member Michael Ketring at the […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Con Edison said it has implemented protective measures for their steam and electrical systems with an eye toward keeping the electrical power on for more people and restoring steam service more quickly. When Sandy hit two years ago, Con Ed said the amount of […]

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Getaway on Citi Bikes In what may be a first, two men used Citi Bikes as their getaway rides after snatching a woman’s handbag off a bench in the Seaport last weekend. A 36-year-old New Jersey woman had her purse behind her in front of 89 South St. when police say the team grabbed her […]

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