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Thurs., March 26 – Wed., April 1 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK In case last Sunday’s toll hikes didn’t make your commute sluggish enough, closures this Thursday night will create extra traffic turbulence getting to Lower Manhattan. Under the Hudson River, the Lincoln Tunnel’s south tube to New York will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday, sending inbound […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Models wore classic Diane von Furstenberg wrapped dresses and handed out goodie bags while sharply dressed men and women milled about at Brookfield Place’s retail launch on Thurs., March 26. Outside, the day was dreary but inside the massive complex that was formerly called the World Financial Center, retail sprung to life […]

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Landscape architect Signe Nielsen has shaped several public spaces — many of them in Lower Manhattan. Nielsen, 64, wears many hats: professor, author, Public Design Commission president and co-founder of Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects. She talked to Downtown Express at her Financial District office earlier this month about her myriad projects; Tribeca, where she has […]

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Dear Readers, Good news! Your favorite local paper is now also available every other week in the Sunday edition of the New York Daily News.  The award-winning Downtown Express can still be found in street boxes, cafes and apartment buildings throughout Lower Manhattan. Partnering with the New York Daily News brings an additional 12,000 copies of Downtown […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Emergency responders made the snap decision not to take Trang Thuy “Tina” Nguyen to the nearby Lenox Hill HealthPlex last week after she was critically injured by a piece of construction fence that blew off the new Greenwich Lane project on W. 12th St. near Seventh Ave. Instead, they took her […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  A onetime pre-K starved Lower Manhattan will soon be feasting on an influx of new seats this fall. As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s push for pre-K for all, Lower Manhattan has more than 378 full-day seats for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. Last year, while the city expanded […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |    The hard hats are putting finishing touches on the steps facing West and Gansefoort Sts. With one month to go, the Whitney Museum looks like an in-progress building site, but not for long. May 1 is the opening date for the Whitney’s relocation from its Upper East Side address to […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  While the recently announced new pre-K seats Downtown are welcome, their arrival is bringing up other school-related issues that Lower Manhattan faces. This September, the Tweed Courthouse will become a pre-K center with 54 seats. Tweed has been used as an “incubation” space for new schools, the latest being Peck […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Gender equity remains a concern in public high school sports, but the Downtown community is finding its own ways of evening the playing field while the city catches up. An influx of new city funding has led to a dramatic expansion of sports offerings at the middle school and elementary levels. But […]

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