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The steamship Lilac was pulled back to its spot on Pier 25 last week after a short move up the pier to make way for some pier repairs. The 1933 ship, now a museum, once tended lighthouses and was decommissioned by the Coast Guard in 1972.

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BY SAM SCHWARTZ   |  Lower Manhattanites are getting “railroaded” (or should I say “trucked”) and have been for a quarter century ever since an act of Congress dictated that tolls on the Verrazano Bridge should be collected only in the Staten Island-bound direction. This meant that drivers leaving the island would not stop but drivers […]

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Thurs., June 5 – Wed., June 11  |  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR SHAVUOT River-lock strikes Lower Manhattan once again with closures at the Hudson and East River crossings. In the Battery Tunnel, one tube will close 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. One lane of traffic will remain open in […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Summer’s here… Let the fun begin! Piano sand bar… Could it have accompanied former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in her swan song when she lost her run for mayor last year? Or, is this what we get for the $7 million she committed when she was running hot and heavy […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS   |  What happens next? That was the question on the minds of many in the crowd of a few hundred Monday night at the first public meeting of the Seaport Working Group. Regardless of whether they were committee members on the inside, or they were viewing the group’s development “Guidelines and […]

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Jessica Lappin, 39, the former Upper East Side City Councilmember and candidate for Manhattan borough president, was hired as president of the Alliance for Downtown New York in February. She now runs the city’s largest business improvement district. It’s a busy time for the Alliance with the recent and pending openings around the World Trade […]

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No Time to Recline Here’s one interpretation: Give Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Hudson River Park Trust officials credit for making Manhattan Beep Gale Brewer feel like a kid again. Brewer told us Tuesday the search for a copy of the six-month-old memorandum of understanding between the state and the Trust regarding a development deal intended […]

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BY KATJA HEINEMANN  |  The week leading up to Memorial Day weekend saw a series of politically symbolic memorials and vigils in the neighborhood, beginning with the unveiling of Private Danny Chen Way, which had been a couple of years in the making, followed by an impromptu vigil for a local grandfather, Wen Hui Ruan, […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  For members of Community Board 1, talking with the Battery Park City Authority is itself success. Authority President Shari Hyman spoke at the June 3 meeting of C.B. 1’s Battery Park City Committee, saying she was committed to neighborhood outreach. While she offered few specifics on how the authority may help […]

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It has 14 eateries including cupcake bakery Sprinkles, Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque, Skinny Pizza, and Black Seed Bagels.  “Lines were crazy, but the options are great. You can’t beat this,” said Suneet Bhatt, 39.  The spot has marble floors, high ceilings, vivid lighting, and tables and marble countertops for seating. The large windows provide a view […]

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