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Thurs., Feb. 27 – Wed., March 5 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY FOR ASH WEDNESDAY Prepare for nocturnal gridlock getting into Lower Manhattan Thursday night. The New York-bound south tube of the Lincoln Tunnel will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday, sending some drivers south to the Holland. Meanwhile, one inbound […]

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Alliance Solidarity As far as we know, new Downtown Alliance president Jessica Lappin did not literally hit the ground running, but she did take a walk around FiDi with Community Board 1 chairperson Catherine McVay Hughes soon after taking office. Lappin, the former Upper East Side councilmember, also showed up to C.B. 1’s Executive Committee […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  New York’s may be a tale of two cities, but at Independence Plaza North in Tribeca, some residents say it’s a tale of two maintenance lists. Angry low- and middle-income tenants at the three-building, 1,300-unit complex say their landlord places higher priority on apartment repairs for market rate renters, leaving them […]

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BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  |  stephaniebuhmann.com  |  PANCHO WESTENDARP: THINGS THAT BARELY EXIST  |  Westendarp’s drawings, videos and installations seek to analyze relationships between time, space, memory and movement. He states, “Developing our own way of measuring time means creating our own notion of history and developing new rituals where time can be practical and playful.” Through March 9, at Robert Henry […]

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority opened the Dey St. entrance to the Fulton Center last year and expects the entire $1.4 billion project, which will provide better connections between 10 subway lines, will open this June. Currently, the authority is installing and testing major systems including elevators, escalators and emergency generators. Architectural finishes on all floors […]

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The 9/11 Museum is expected to open this spring underneath the World Trade Center’s memorial plaza. Many of the large artifacts including metal remnants from the original Twin Towers have already been installed, and officials with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum are excited by the opening. “Seeing the space become the museum we […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Beneath the heights of the World Trade Center, a growing subterranean homeless population continues to serve as a source of friction between the city and civil rights groups. Following the latest clash between the two sides, homeless rights activists declared victory early Monday morning following a decision announced Friday by the […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  A new proposal by the Extell Development Corporation could bring the first wave of affordable housing to Hudson Square, following the neighborhood’s major rezoning last year. Extell wants to construct a 22-story residential building at 68 Charlton St., between Hudson and Varick Sts., on a currently empty lot where, several years […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  City education officials have once again denied a group of P.S./I.S. 276 parents’ request for bus service — and the parents say it’s a decision that places technicalities and finances ahead of their children’s safety. The group of 30 parents, who all live in the Financial District, were pushing the Department […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Responding to concerns about the impending shutdown of the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center, a top city official came to Community Board 1 last week in an attempt to quell the anxiety. Luis Sanchez, the Department of Transportation’s Lower Manhattan Borough commissioner, began by stressing that his office is “inheriting” the […]

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