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Dates: Thursday, September 27 – Wednesday, October 3  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY AND TUESDAY FOR SHEMINI ATZERETH AND SIMCHAS TORAH  The United Nations General Assembly continues along with Gridlock Alert Days Thursday, Friday and Monday. Thursday will be the worst traffic day in Lower Manhattan with POTUS leaving NYC. The FDR Drive […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA Downtowners blasted Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to build a 40-story jail in Chinatown as a part of the plan to close Rikers Island at a packed town hall on Sept. 12. City representatives gave a presentation on the borough-based jails plan — but it was largely drowned out by booing, shouts […]

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BY JOSEPH M. CALISI  The 92nd-annual Feast of San Gennaro on Little Italy’s Mulberry Street kicked off last week, fittingly, with a feast. The 11-day feast presented by the Figli di San Gennaro (Sons of Saint Gennaro) from Sept. 13 through Sept. 23 started with a cannoli-eating contest at the corner of Grand and Mott […]

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COUGAR ATTACK A seductress nabbed a young man’s pricey Rolex watch after joining him for a night cap at his North Moore Street apartment following a night of clubbing on Sept. 15. The victim, 21, told police he was partying it up until 4 am, when he took the 32-year-old temptress back this place between […]

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Thurs., Sept. 20–Wed., Sept. 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENDED MONDAY AND TUESDAY FOR SUCCOTH The United Nations General Assembly will have major effects Downtown. President Trump is expected to get to NYC late Sunday and leave Tuesday, closing the northbound FDR Drive after his arrival and southbound on departure day. The FDR is subject to […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Call it a case of easy come, easy go! Cops nabbed an alleged bank robber following a zany foot chase through the streets of Lower Manhattan, which saw the suspect literally throwing his ill-gotten cash at a pursuing bank worker as he fled into the Fulton Street Subway Station on Sept. 14. […]

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The three leading local media companies serving the five boroughs of New York City along with Long Island and Westchester have now become one. Schneps Communications, a family-run business owned by Victoria and Joshua Schneps, has acquired Community News Group and NYC Community Media (publisher of Downtown Express), one of the largest publishers of community […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON The city wants to transform Governors Island into an education, research, and hospitality hub, and is seeking Council permission to lease out more than 30-acres of seaside property in a bid to pay the island park’s increasingly pricey operating fees, according to the isle’s head honcho. “Our goal is to be financially […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Having arrived in New York as a young adult and not a bouncing bundle of joy, I missed out on what seems to be the crucial forging of a real New Yawker: Playing ringolevio with my friends on a summer night. In fact, I am still not sure how you play ringolevio, […]

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Dates: Thursday, September 13 – Wednesday, September 19  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY FOR YOM KIPPUR   One of Little Italy’s biggest events, the Feast of San Gennaro, opens Thursday and will close Grand and Hester Sts. between Centre and Mott Sts., and Mulberry between Canal and E, Houston Sts. from 11:30 a.m. […]

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