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High impact: Could ‘developmental impact fees’ ease Downtown’s growing pains?

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA Downtown’s population boom is off the charts, and to deal with it, Community Board 1 is thinking outside the box. Between 2000 and 2013, the number of Lower Manhattan residents increased by 77 percent — and by 240 percent specifically in the Financial District — but all that development imposes costs on […]

BY COLIN MIXSON These cops are armed with a smile. New York’s Finest are hoping to make friends with Lower Manhattan residents and small business owners as part of a new program that’s reviving an old-fashioned policing strategy — the beat cop — which launched in Downtown’s First Precinct last week. So, if one of […]

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NAILED Cops arrested a man for allegedly ripping off some guy’s fingernail with a metal pipe on South Street on April 15. The victim told police he’d been arguing with the suspect, who afterwards allegedly followed him to his car parked near the Battery and attacked him with the pipe at 12:51 pm. Later, the […]

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Dates: Thurs., April 19 – Wed., April 25 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Joggers will have the run of Downtown’s West Side Sunday morning and the East Side in the evening. The Nike Go NYC 5k run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. will have the larger traffic effect. Runners take the […]

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TEEN SNATCHER A teen pick-purse made off with a woman’s wallet on Broadway on Apr. 2. The victim told police the crook bumped into her between Prince and Spring streets at 7:45 pm, and that several passersby then alerted her that the young thief had nabbed her wallet. The woman attempted to give chase to […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA The full name of Battery Park City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage declares itself “A Living Memorial to the Holocaust,” and that mission takes on special meaning every year on Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. The museum is marking Yom HaShoah, which this year falls on April 12, with more than two […]

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Thursday, April 12 – 10 AM–8 PM Day-Long Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance at the museum – From 10 AM to 2 PM, visitors can meet Holocaust survivors. Free Thursday, April 12 – 7 PM Stories from a Survivor and Memorial Service – Hosted by the Young Friends of the Museum and Manhattan Jewish Experience, this […]

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Dates: Thursday, April 12 – Wednesday, April 18 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Big walks for science, for Little League, and against teen-dating violence will be slowing traffic Downtown on Saturday. The March for Science begins in Washington Square Park around 9 a.m., Saturday and the group will leave around noon, […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Locals living in and around the Financial District are cordially invited to attend the Apr. 11 inaugural meeting of the New Downtown Democrats, a political club formed by area civic mavens to harness the relatively newfound voting power of New York’s fastest-growing residential community, according to one founding member. “Considering the fact […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Oh, to be as ahead of the curve as… Utah! That state just passed the first-in-the-country Free-Range Parenting Law, based on the movement I founded, Free-Range Kids. The law guarantees that parents who choose to let their kids play outside, walk to school, wait briefly in the car (under some circumstances) or […]

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