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Another big win for tenants in 421-g rent-regulation fight

BY COLIN MIXSON Notch one more for the tenants in the battle for rent regulation in the increasingly pricey Downtown area. Residents of a tony West Street apartment building scored a major victory in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday when Justice Robert Reed ruled tenants are entitled to rent stabilization due to a generous tax […]

BY COLIN MIXSON Locals living and working around the entrance plaza of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel will have to start looking for detours beginning July 24, when the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will begin replacing the 66-year-old Morris Street Pedestrian Bridge with something that isn’t on the verge of collapse. The bridge, which connects Washington and Greenwich […]

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STILL SHARP Cops arrested a 62-year-old man for allegedly robbing a slightly older gentleman at knifepoint inside a Fulton Street subway station on July 15. The victim, 63, told police he had boarded a train at the station near Church Street at 4 am, when the suspect approached him and demanded his phone. “Let me […]

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Dates: Thursday, July 20 – Wednesday, July 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK I continue to monitor Lower Manhattan traffic to gauge the impact of the Penn Station repairs on Downtown streets near bridges and tunnels.  The west side continues to suffer from extra traffic, either because there are more drivers from […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Warning: Reading this column may have the same effect it had on the woman writing it. (I must have a Popsicle or Good Humor bar right now). But it wasn’t always as easy as screaming (and going to the freezer, or deli). These things had to be invented, and I think we […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Call it a Silver lining? A federal appeals court overturned former Assemblyman Shelly Silver’s conviction for a corruption scheme that netted the one-time power broker nearly $4 million in kickbacks. The decision handed down on July 13 vacates the 12-years imprisonment Sheldon’s faced since his sentencing last year, but Lower Manhattan’s once-powerful […]

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BY JACKSON CHEN So much for free-range beef. The city has blockaded the popular Charging Bull and Fearless Girl statues at the northern tip of Bowling Green with several heavy-duty concrete barricades. The barriers stretch from the Charging Bull to the pointed northern tip of the sidewalk where Morris Street meets Broadway. According to Bowling […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A State Supreme Court judge ruled on Monday that a Murray Street landlord illegally revoked his tenants’ rent stabilization benefits — and then took the unusual step of ordering the property owner to pay back his renters for steep rent hikes that should never have occurred. Justice Carol Edmead’s decision represents the […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Downtown celebrated America’s birthday with a bang! A more-than-200-year-old state militia dedicated to protecting New York from the threat of British invasion fired off a thunderous barrage of artillery fire from The Battery in celebration of the 4th of July. Lucky for New Jersey, the troops were shooting blanks, according to commander […]

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BY JACKSON CHEN The music-streaming service Spotify is expanding its lease at 4 World Trade Center, bringing the 72-story office building to 100-percent occupancy. Spotify opted to fill up 4WTC by taking an additional 100,000 square feet of move-in space spread throughout three floors, according to sources. The expanded lease would add more than a […]

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