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Taste of Tribeca wows locals and visitors for 23rd year

BY TEQUILA MINSKY The overcast day didn’t dampen the spirits of the friends, families, fans, and foodies who noshed their way through the annual Taste of Tribeca food feast. Throngs of Tribeca locals and visitors alike sampled the offerings at the festival where more than 80 local eateries served up bite-sized portions of their signature […]

BY JACKSON CHEN A developer is set to clear the way for what will be the city’s second-tallest skyscraper, filing two demolition permits for Front and South Streets on May 8. The supertall tower in the Seaport area, being developed by China Oceanwide Holdings, is expected to reach 1,436 feet tall. Its massive height would […]

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RUSSIAN ROULETTE A gunman knocked off a Fulton Street newsstand on May 20, nabbing cash and lotto tickets. The victim told police he was manning the counter between William and Gold streets at 7:53 pm, when the armed robber appeared wielding a silver pistol and cracked him on the side of the head. The thief […]

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Dates: Thursday, May 25 – Wednesday, May 31  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR MEMORIAL DAY AND WEDNESDAY (AND NEXT THURSDAY) FOR SHAVUOT Gridlock alert! Memorial Day is Monday, and that makes this weekend one of the biggest for out-of-city getaway times. Every year, New York gets slammed with jams as people flock to […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY  Do you know what a Finsta is? Neither did I, because I am not between the ages of 13 and 34. Anyone 13 to 18 is “Gen Z,” and those aged 18 to 34 are the much-discussed Millennials. Dan Coates studies them both. His company yPulse is a marketing research firm based […]

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BIKE BANDIT A thief rode off with a man’s pricey Blanchi bicycle he’d left locked on Varick Street at May 8. The victim told police that he chained his bike to scaffolding between Canal and Watts streets at 1 am, and returned a few hours later to find his $1,299 bike was stolen.   WATCH […]

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Dine Around Downtown, returns to 28 Liberty to showcase more than 35 Lower Manhattan restaurants on Tuesday, May 23 from 11 am to 3 pm. With Downtown’s growing reputation as a premier dining destination, the food fest offers an excellent opportunity to sample some of the fare that foodies are so excited about. “Lower Manhattan […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON The New York City Landmarks Conservancy awarded the owners of 5 Beekman Hotel and Residences its prestigious Lucy Moses Preservation Award this week for its exquisite work in restoring the 19th-century building’s beloved atrium and grand staircase, which had been closed off for decades and fell in to utter disrepair. The local […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Mayor de Blasio signed a bill into law on May 10 sponsored by Councilwoman Margaret Chin requiring city cranes to be outfitted with tracking devices, the first legislative step in the city’s continuing crackdown on the towering construction devices and their crews following the tragic collapse in Tribeca that claimed a man’s […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A Supreme Court judge has granted a Downtown landlord cart blanche to charge tenants market rates, despite receiving generous tax abatements through a program mandating residents receive rent stabilization. In his May 2 decision, Justice Hagler cited a letter that former Mayor Rudy Giuliani wrote in 1995, which has managed to override […]

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