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Op-Ed: Could ‘Fearless Girl’ be afraid of refugees?

BY BILL EGBERT Just weeks after the now-iconic statue “Fearless Girl” took her place in Bowling Green staring down the “Charging Bull,” and instantly became a social media sensation and international symbol of “girl power,” another sculpture has joined her in the park in the hope of getting in on the publicity. A group calling […]

BY COLIN MIXSON The long-awaited opening of Trinity Place School has been pushed back by two years, leaving Downtown without any new permanent school seats until the fall of 2022. The delay comes as a crushing blow for local education advocates with the Lower Manhattan School Overcrowding Task Force, who claim the city was already […]

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OLD FAITHFUL A man was arrested for allegedly brawling with paramedics after he refused to leave the side of an injured loved one on Broadway on April 15. The emergency worker told police he was attempting to aid the ailing woman between Morris and Rector streets at 9:40 am, but was hindered by her significant […]

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Dates: Thurs., April 20–Wed., April 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Gridlock alert! Saturday is Earth Day, and in celebration, Broadway, between 17th and 47th Streets will go Car Free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Because of diversions, lower Fifth and Park Avenues, as well as 14th Street will be jammed […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON  Downtown ankle biters had a blast scouring Spring Street’s Fire Museum for Easter eggs on April 9, moms said. “We had a great time,” said Katya Yazykova, who stopped in for the event during a trip from Virginia with kids Lukas, 5, and Mark, 3. “It was awesome.” The Fire Museum turned […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY More than a hundred high school students from across the city met in The Battery last week during their spring vacation to kick off this year’s youth community gardening program for high school and college students. The GreenThumb Youth Leadership Council — a project of the Parks Department in partnership with the […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A beloved Downtown chapel may have survived the 9/11 terrorist attacks only to be destroyed by New York City’s ruthless real estate market. South End Avenue’s cherished St. Joseph’s Chapel in Battery Park City — which miraculously came through 9/11 unscathed and sheltered first responders fleeing the attack’s caustic fallout — may […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Long-time Gateway tenant advocate and the “architect” of the residential complex’s rent-stabilization program, Linda Belfer, passed away on April 15. She was 72. Belfer is remembered as a fiercely intelligent and passionate defender of Gateway tenants since the earliest days of the sprawling collection of Battery Park City apartment buildings, who matched […]

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BUTT HURT Cops arrested a man for allegedly slashing and stabbing another man — in the butt — on West Broadway on April 9. The victim told police that he was near West Houston Street at 12:43 am, when the suspect slashed him across the abdomen and then stabbed him multiple times on the buttocks. […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON The sculptor who created the capitalist icon says that its newly minted neighbor, feminist icon, and social media sensation is utterly derivative of his iconic brass bovine, and is demanding her big-money financier take its wildly successful marketing gimmick elsewhere — and even pay him damages for violating his legal rights. “I […]

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