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Karl Rove tactics To The Editor: I congratulate Terri Cude and Dennis Gault on their election as district leaders in Part B of the 66th Assembly District (news article, posted to downtownexpress.com Sept. 14, “Tribeca district leaders trounced by challengers to the north & south”). They did a good job of meeting voters by knocking on […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  AcQua for Breakfast…September was big for firsts on Peck Slip. The new Peck Slip School, P.S. 343, opened its doors on Sept. 9 to 161 kindergarteners through third graders after a $58-million overhaul of the former U.S. Post Office building. Across Water St., at Acqua Restaurant and Wine Bar (21 Peck Slip), managing […]

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Whole Foods & TJ’s “This town ain’t big enough for the two of us.” Well, that may not be true for Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, which have both expanded in the big city, but could they do so in the same retail space? It sounds unlikely, but Luis Vazquez — 18 years selling real […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  Adam Purple, the godfather of the Lower East Side community gardens who fought a losing battle to save his spectacular Garden of Eden from destruction for a low-income housing project, died last week as he was bicycling over the Williamsburg Bridge. He was 84. The cause of death was apparently […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Having made it to the second, and final, round of a national competition where $1 billion is up for grabs for storm protection, the city plans on submitting an application focused on Lower Manhattan — just not all of it. The National Disaster Resilience Competition (N.D.R.C.) is the last of Superstorm […]

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Long-running Preschool art: Nelson A Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700; bpcparks.org; Thursdays, 10:30 am to noon, Now – Thurs, Nov. 19; Free.  Very young artists are introduced to paper, clay, wood, and paint with projects planned by an art educator/artist. Dress for a mess!  “If You Lived Here You’d be Home”: Children’s Museum […]

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A tourist near the World Trade Center PATH station posed for a photo with a flag-carry visitor to the area last week on Sept. 11.

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BY YANNIC RACK  |  On the morning of Sept. 11, 2015, Lower Manhattan was abuzz in its usual rush, with commuters streaming out of the PATH station at the World Trade Center and office workers taking their first cigarette breaks of the day in the 7 W.T.C. plaza. But the scene was decidedly more sober […]

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(Posted, Sept. 24, 2015) Tourist scuffle at 9/11 Memorial A Wisconsin tourist was taking photos with his cellphone near the 9/11 Memorial on Fri., Sept. 18 at around 11:20 a.m. when another tourist tried to steal his phone, police say. The Michigan tourist, 41, approached the other man as he took photos and asked him, […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Californians Joe Vasco — both the second and the third— leaned back, grinned and took a photo with a selfie stick. They were not at the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty, but rather in front of one of the two pools at the 9/11 Memorial. Vasco senior […]

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