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NEST & P.S. 276 ranked high in reading despite ‘common core’ drops

District Borough/School Number Tested 2013 Number in 3&4 Lv 2013 Rank 2012 Rank Drop (Gain) from 2012 2011 Rank 2010 Rank 2009 Rank 2008 Rank 2007 Rank 2006 Rank 1 NEST 107 106 1 5 (4) 3 3 1 9 5 6 2 P.S. 276 60 41 16 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A […]

  [Updated with Section Championship results, July 22, 2013] This week, the 10s division girls of Downtown Little League All Stars played hard to get into the Little League Section 5 Championship, the first time a team from Downtown Little League has ever competed in a section championship, according to the team manager Scott Morrison. […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE  |  A gas explosion ripped through the first floor of a Chinatown building Thursday, starting a blaze that fire officials said injured at least twelve people, three of them critically. The fire broke out at 17 Pike St. near the base of the Manhattan Bridge on at 12:42 p.m., on Thurs., July […]

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  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Vive la France! Bastille Day Tribeca will turn West Broadway between White and Walker Sts. into petanque courts (kinda like French Bocce) 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will close 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights, so watch out for extra […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE | A reconstruction project beginning later this month will close Downtown sections of Broadway for four years to replace utilities beneath the road. The city will close three of four lanes of the thoroughfare in two block sections between Rector and Ann Sts. The $42 million capital reconstruction project is scheduled to […]

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SUNDAY PARKING RULES IN EFFECT THURSDAY, JULY 4 Happy Fourth of July! With the holiday falling on a Thursday, the big getaway will be Wednesday afternoon. For Downtown, this means that the Holland Tunnel will be packed, and things will also be slow-going in the Battery Tunnel. Inbound traffic on Sunday will be a bear […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE AND JOSH ROGERS  | Community Board 1’s Youth and Education Committee is calling for P.S. 150 to move to a larger  school building somewhere in Lower Manhattan rather than go up to Chelsea, as the city proposed last month. While a hypothetical relocation to a larger school raised some eyebrows, the handful […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | A brief, powerful rain and hail storm leveled large trees and shattered windows in Battery Park City just before 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Some people were scratched by the falling trees but no one was seriously injured. With some of the fury and specificity of a tornado — […]

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Sun gleamed from the last two pieces of the spire Thursday morning as they were lifted to their rightful place atop 1 World Trade Center. Once installed, the 408 foot spire will bring the building to its symbolic height of 1,776 feet, making it arguably the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere. Piece 17 and […]

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Thousands joined the inaugural 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, despite increased police security. The route started out at Pier 57 and wound around Lower Manhattan. From dedicated athletes to families with kids in tow, participants turned out to honor the victims and the first responders that poured into the area after the attacks. April […]

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