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The year could have been 1780 on this July 4th, at least when you were looking out on the Hudson from New York Harbor. The Hermione, or L’Hermione, an authentic replica of the ship that brought the Marquis de Lafayette and news of France’s support back to America 235 years ago, led a parade of commercial and private […]

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BY ALICIA GREEN  |  When Clara Ruf-Maldonado was nine years old, she scored the opportunity of a lifetime dancing with the New York City Ballet as Marie in George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker.” Now, at age 18, the young East Village ballerina will once again join the company as an apprentice. “Oh, I cried, of course,” Ruf-Maldonado […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  After taking over as commanding officer of the Sixth Precinct last month, Captain Joseph Simonetti has been making the rounds of the Greenwich Village precinct, getting to know the area’s conditions, merchants and people. He comes from the Lower East Side’s Seventh Precinct where he was the C.O. for one year. […]

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Gigi Li & B.P.C. For a moment when we saw Gigi Li, chairperson of Community Board 3, last week we were confused. Were we at the wrong meeting? No, we quickly recovered, we weren’t — it was indeed Community Board 1’s Battery Park City Committee meeting. It’s hard to imagine Li’s appearance was coincidental to […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Sept. 11. Constant construction. The financial crisis of 2008. Rising rents. The small businesses on Nassau St. between John and Beekman Sts. have survived many setbacks — but the greatest challenge yet may be the neighborhood’s transition from business to residential. “People shop where they work, not where they live,” […]

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For the third year in a row, The Downtown Revolution girl’s fast pitch softball team won city championships Sunday.  The Junior team fought off Peter Stuyvesant Little League 6-5 in nine innings July 12.  In the nightcap, in front of 200 plus fans at the team’s home Battery Park City fields, the Senior division team […]

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Infant dies at Soho day care On his first day in day care, a 3-month-old boy died Monday at an unlicensed operator in Soho, police say. Police were called a little after noon to Soho Child Care at 69 Greene St. and the baby, Karl Towndrow of Brooklyn Heights, was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER | History thrown at you like a hard left hook is the signature move of Rebel Theater Company — and they’ve scored another jarring knockout with “Trail of Tears,” currently on the boards at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, an East Village venue as steeped in art and activism as its young resident troupe. […]

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BY SEAN EGAN | In New York, it’s become an unfortunate fact of life that undeveloped land will be inevitably snatched up and renovated — so much so that few would give a second thought to the development of the Municipal Parking Lot near Ludlow and Broome Streets. Few, save for the creative team behind […]

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