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BY LENORE SKENAZY Little Red Riding Hood went into the woods to take a basket of bread and jam to her ailing grandmother. On her way there she met a wolf, who asked where she was going and when Red Riding Hood told him, the wolf replied, “Oh my God, I haven’t visited my grandmother […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA The city is pushing a zoning change creating more hurdles for hotel developer in the outer boroughs and parts of Manhattan, but Downtowners fear the  move would just push even more hotels into Lower Manhattan. The zoning amendment would require hotel developers to obtain a special permit through a lengthy public review […]

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Dates: Thursday, May 24 – Wednesday, May 30 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR MEMORIAL DAY   Thursday is the new Friday when it comes to get-away traffic, but the odd thing is Friday is still Friday traffic-wise.  So, lower Manhattanites brace yourselves for major traffic jams at the five bridges and tunnels […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Talk about a free fall! The Brookfield shopping center in Battery Park City is hosting a high-flying tumbling act that combines music with death defying stunts, and everybody’s invited to attend free of charge. Choreographer Elizabeth Streb’s Singular Extreme Actions show, which blends circus high-wire stunts with dance and pop music, is […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON They want to make Wall Street’s forbidding “security zone” feel as comfortable as a security blanket. The business boosters at the Downtown Alliance unveiled plans on May 14 for transforming the notoriously prickly high-security area protecting the New York Stock Exchange into a lively pedestrian plaza more welcoming to locals and tourists […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON The city’s fastest-growing neighborhood is now protected by one of the NYPD’s fastest-rising officers. Lower Manhattan’s First Police Precinct got a new commanding officer earlier this month, and it turns out he’s something of a prodigy. Captain Angel Figueroa has enjoyed a meteoric rise through the ranks, which took him from patrolman […]

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MUG SHOT Cops busted a man after he allegedly tried to swipe a guy’s camera on Canal Street on May 11. The victim told police the suspect grabbed onto the pricey Fuji camera he was holding between Church Street and Broadway at 6:46 pm, and punched him a few times in the head as he […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Lower Manhattan’s oldest church closed its doors last week for a two-year, $100-million renovation, which will expand and modernize the historic house of worship to accommodate a growing flock of latter-day pilgrims, according to the church’s rector. “We’re excited that this will provide more space for people Downtown and visitors from around […]

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Dates: Thursday, May 17 – Wednesday, May 23 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR SHAVUOT There’s lots of happenings affecting Downtown traffic this week including the NYPD 5K Memorial Run, which will close down the southbound side of the West Side Highway between Albany and 14th Sts. Sunday 9:45 a.m. to noon. There’s […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON He had one Shel of a ride! Disgraced Downtown power broker Sheldon Silver was convicted on corruption charges — for a second time — on May 14, after a jury found him guilty — again — of engaging in a quid-pro-quo racketeering scheme that netted him millions of dollars in return for […]

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