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A new dimension: Museum of Jewish Heritage marks 20 years with an exhibit for the ages

BY LEVAR ALONZO The Museum of Jewish Heritage marked its 20th anniversary on Sept. 13 with the opening of a new exhibit meant to preserve the eyewitnesses of history to educate future generations. The interactive exhibit, New Dimensions in Testimony, allows visitors to virtually converse with holograms of two Holocaust survivors — Pinchas Gutter and […]

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON Christopher Marte was still waiting this week for the results of the Sept. 12 primary election in the First City Council District to be certified — but he indicated that he is, in fact, on the verge of conceding the race to Margaret Chin. And yet, he also claimed a moral victory. […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON An artist labored for nearly a week beautifying a stretch of Tribeca pavement with a massive on-the-street mural, using vibrant colors and tribal imagery to evoke the work of one of South Africa’s most celebrated indigenous painters. Imani Shanklin Roberts looked to artist Esther Mahlangu — who made a career channeling the […]

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BY LEVAR ALONZO It has been six years since the movement calling itself Occupy Wall Street took over Downtown’s Zuccotti Park for a weeks-long demonstration that spawned similar actions across the country protesting corporate greed, social and economic inequality, and the domination of the “One Percent.” The encampments have long-since dispersed but dozens of die-hard […]

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Dates: Thurs., Sept. 21 – Wed., Sept. 27 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FOR ROSH HASHANAH POTUS alert! President Trump will leave town on Thursday, but not for long.  Thursday afternoon he hits the road, and to Downtowners that road is the FDR.   He departs via the Wall Street Heliport […]

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Hundreds of union workers from across the city rallied in Foley Square on Monday in support of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ labor battle with the cable provider Spectrum. The 1,800 cable workers IBEW Local 3 have been on strike since March in a contract dispute with Charter Communications, which bought Time Warner Cable […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A candidate vying to fill Downtown’s vacant state Senate seat is crying foul after Democratic party bosses maneuvered to install his establishment-backed rival despite his overwhelming grass-roots support at a party committee meeting on Sunday. Members of the Manhattan Democratic County Committee cast nearly three quarters of their votes for Paul Newell […]

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Dates: Thursday, September 14 – Wednesday, September 20 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Brace yourselves, lower Manhattan! Between POTUS’s arrival in town on Sunday and the first Monday night football game of the year, on top of various street festivals and fairs, we’re looking at a tough traffic week ahead. President […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Mayor Bill de Blasio coasted to victory in Tuesday’s Democratic primary election, but two-term Councilmember Margaret Chin was nearly humiliatingly defeated in Lower Manhattan’s District 1 by upstart Christopher Marte, a 28-year-old political neophyte. Shockingly, though, after the polls had closed, two-term Councilmember Margaret Chin was only ahead by a razor-thin margin of […]

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DENIM DELINQUENT A thief stole more than $1,500 worth of jeans from a Mercer Street denim store on Sept. 1. An employee told police that the suspect waltzed into the store between Broome and Spring streets at 3:40 pm, and nabbed seven pairs of pants before fleeing.   PANTY PERP A 54-year-old woman was arrested […]

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