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BY LENORE SKENAZY November means December is around the corner, and December means it’s time to buy presents. Just not these. For the kids  Anxious Barbie: This is a Barbie that prefers to stay in her Dream House. Really. Go away. Ken has taken to driving his Corvette to the bar, grousing to anyone who […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Updated, Thurs., Nov. 8, 12 a.m.: In the end, it looks like the Sept. 12 Democratic primary election was clearly Christopher Marte’s best chance to unseat Margaret Chin in Lower Manhattan’s First City Council District. Marte lost that race two months ago by a very slim margin, 220 votes, to the […]

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Dates: Thursday, November 9 – Wednesday, November 15 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES WILL BE SUSPENDED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR VETERANS DAY  Lower Manhattan has become “Crane City” with multiple street closures this coming weekend for construction. Prince Street between Thompson Street and West Broadway closed Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm and Sunday from […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Five years after Hurricane Sandy inundated Lower Manhattan with intense tidal surges and torrential rain, Downtowners are at as great a risk of flooding as ever, according to one local civic honcho. “Not one person has confidence that our neighborhood is protected in the event of a Sandy-level storm based on what […]

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BY LEVAR ALONZO Neighbors are furious with the owners of 53 Beach Street in Tribeca over after-hours construction work and improper crane use, according to a local civic leader who lives nearby. “I have seen men showing up at 7 am on the weekends and working way ’til after normal working hours,” said Marc Ameruso, […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW More crowds, more food, more fun. The 8th-annual Taste of the Seaport foodie fest on Oct. 21 was the biggest and best ever, according to business owners, residents, visitors and kids alike. Peter Pelsinsky of Pearl Street, enjoying the afternoon and some “Peposo con polenta” — a traditional peppery Tuscan beef stew […]

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CITI-PSYCHE!  A swindler tricked a man into handing over his Citibike on Church Street on Oct. 25. The victim told police that he was heading to a docking station near Barclay Street to drop off the rental bike at 9:02 am, when a man offered to dock it for him and the victim handed it […]

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Dates: Thurs., Nov. 2–Wed., Nov. 8 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE WILL BE SUSPENDED TUESDAY FOR ELECTION DAY Special alert: following Tuesday’s deadly attack expect some continued street disruptions as police continue their investigation.  West St. will be most affected from 14th St. to Chambers St. and even down to the Battery. Expect increased police […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A suspected terrorist killed eight people and injured 12 others with a pickup truck he allegedly drove onto a bike path bordering West Street in Lower Manhattan Tuesday, in the deadliest act of terror to rock the city since 9/11, according to officials. “This was … a particularly cowardly act of terror […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Peck Slip School’s rooftop playground may double as an alfresco microwave, claim worried parents, after discovering the roof of a nearby building is home to several radiation-spewing cellphone antennae. “You should not put a cellphone tower that irradiates people next to a children’s playground,” said Emily Hellstrom. “This is basic stuff.” The […]

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