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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC| A request for a one-day event at Finn Square, the lush green triangle on W. Broadway between Leonard and Franklin Sts., brought up resentments over other plazas — proposed and actual — in Tribeca. Lynn Ellsworth, chairperson of Tribeca Trust, a preservation advocacy group, went before Community Board 1’s Tribeca Committee on […]

BY ANDY HUMM | The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision opening marriage to same-sex couples in all 50 states has mostly been celebrated two-by-two as long-denied rights were granted in clerks’ offices across the South and Midwest. But the campaign of Freedom to Marry, which worked to coordinate grassroots, political, and legal efforts on the issue for […]

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By VICTORIA GRANTHAM| Apparently summer technically comes to a close on Sept. 23, but we all know we can kiss sun and fun goodbye before that. For parents, especially, Labor Day marks the start of a new school year, back-to-school chaos and an adjustment to new, more rigid routines. All this to say: we only have […]

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Thurs., July 16 – Wed., July 22 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR EID AL-FITR Another full weekend closure ahead for Manhattan-bound lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge, and then it’s back to the usual overnight weekly closures. All Manhattan-bound lanes will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, midnight Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, and then 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights. This means more […]

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  By LENORE SKENAZY| Agony is not something most of us want to live through, especially when the end result is not something great, like childbirth, or learning to walk again, or recovering from cancer. Agony when it is the last stop before death — or, worse, a long layover en route — is just plain bad. […]

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By MIA RUPANI  | The U.S. women’s national soccer team did more than just win the FIFA Women’s World Cup on July 5. They also became heroes to many young girls throughout the city, who waited eagerly to watch them in the parade along the famed Canyon of Heroes at 11 a.m. on Friday. Members of […]

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By MIA RUPANI  | Preschool of America in Battery Park City reopened on Mon., July 6 after having its operating license suspended last month after losing track of a toddler who reportedly wandered into the street. It appeared to be business as usual at the school on the afternoon of July 8 as parents came to […]

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By MIA RUPANI  | The discussion got heated at a Community Board 1 meeting last week when more than 20 residents from 20 Pine St. voiced their concern over the construction of a ramp on their building. The 74-foot long, 5-foot wide ramp is being built to accommodate Federal Express, which recently signed a lease […]

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(Originally posted May 27, 2015) The One World Observatory opens to the public this Friday, May 29. Here’s a sample of what you’ll see when you visit the top of One World Trade Center, the Freedom Tower. Check out more info about what’s up there. Videos filmed May 21, 2015 BY JOSH ROGERS The video projection […]

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  (Originally posted June 3, 2015) The Battery’s long-awaited colorful Seaglass Carousel with fish instead of horses will “definitely” open sometime next month, a Battery Conservancy spokesperson told Downtown Express Tuesday. Attendees of the conservancy’s annual gala Monday night got the first glimpse of the fish all lit up. “It was very exciting to see […]

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