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Transit Sam: Week of Aug. 16, 2018

Dates: Thursday, August 16 – Wednesday, August 22  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY (AUG. 22–23) FOR  IDUL-ADHA (EID AL-ADHA) You’ve probably been hearing about upcoming traffic Armageddon affecting the Lincoln Tunnel and are worrying about its impact in lower Manhattan at the Holland. Transit Sam is here to give you the […]

BY JANEL BLADOW TOWER TALKS… As reported in Downtown Express (“Let’s make a deal! HHC pitches community amenities in bid for local support for Water Street tower”), Howard Hughes Corp. made an appearance at the Community Board 1 Executive Committee meeting last month to talk about plans for 250 Water St., the block-sized parking lot […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY Just below the Washington Market Park tennis courts on Chambers Street, starting near the Tribeca Bridge and stretching east, is a low wall and wide ledge adorned with a colorful, surreal mural — compliments of student volunteers from nearby Stuyvesant High School, who first painted the fantastical scenes of “Alice on the […]

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GREAT ESCAPE A massive search featuring canine cops and choppers came up empty for the four thugs who attacked a man on Spring Street on July 31. The victim told police he was leaving work when the crooks attacked him between Sullivan and Thompson streets at 2:05 am, hitting him in the face a couple […]

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Dates: Thurs., Aug. 9–Wed., Aug. 15 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY FOR FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION The Summer Streets program rolls back Downtown on Saturday with all of Lafayette St. closed to cars from 6 a.m. to about 1:30 p.m. The Brooklyn Bridge’s Centre St. exit will be closed as well. The bridge […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Talk about a ball and chain! Mayor de Blasio is considering a plan to convert the city’s Marriage Bureau in Lower Manhattan into a prison complex as part of his scheme to shutter the city’s main jail Riker’s Island. Emissaries from City Hall unveiled the plan to retrofit 80 Centre St. into […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Police plan to charge the Bronx father of a dead baby found floating in the East River beneath the Brooklyn Bridge — as soon as they can get him back from Thailand. cops said. Co-op City resident James Currie, 37, was spotted in surveillance footage apparently carrying the child’s corpse in a […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON  Doormen at a Broad Street condominium threw down their bellhop caps and went on strike Thursday, vowing not to hold even a single door open — until Saturday. “We are only doing today, and we’re going to go back to work tomorrow,” said Ajitah Dasana, head concierge at 40 Broad St., on […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON The Howard Hughes Corporation will have to find a way to buy community support for any big development on a Water Street lot it recently bought, according to a local civic leader, who said the company is already floating offers public ball fields, community centers, and parks in exchange for a green […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA  A report commissioned by the Hudson Square Connection has revealed what Downtowners have long known: A two-way toll on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge would drastically reduce traffic congestion in Lower Manhattan. Sam Schwartz Engineering’s report, headed by the transit expert known to Downtown Express readers as “Transit Sam,” revealed that up to 137 […]

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