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UnderCover March 26 – April 8, 2015: Chin, Seaport & Jon Stewart

Seaport Watch City Councilmember Margaret Chin sounded like she took a particularly tough line this month against the proposed 500-foot tower at the South Street Seaport, but it wasn’t nearly as forceful as we’re pretty sure many of the other opponents of the project hope. “It’s not going to happen under my watch,” Chin told […]

BY JOSH ROGERS | Death and destruction hit Lower Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy three years ago, but the area had been largely left out of storm protection plans until this month when the mayor and governor announced almost $15 million in funds for Downtown. Local leaders pushing for more money celebrated the news, but they […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | The sound of hammers and saws can still be heard, but like the spring weather that is almost upon us, retail is opening at Brookfield Place this Thursday. Window-sized paper announcements for Le District are being pulled down while at Satya Jewelry, the final touches to the store will be done, […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Teachers, students, parents and administrators across the city rallied on March 12 against Governor Cuomo’s education agenda. Particularly vexing for opponents are proposed reforms announced in January that would make standardized-testing scores 50 percent of teachers’ evaluations, as well as grant them tenure only after five consecutive years of “effective” ratings […]

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Thurs., March 19 – Wed., March 25 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Slow-going for returns into Manhattan Thursday night! All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, coinciding with the closure of one New York-bound and one New Jersey-bound lane in the Holland […]

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Muggers take bike A man was punched in the face and had his bike stolen last week in the Financial District, police say. Two teens, both 15, had a dispute with the man, 28, at 6:15 p.m. in front of 60 Wall St. on Fri., Mar. 13, Police say one of the teens said, “Where’s […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | A onetime pre-K starved Lower Manhattan will soon be feasting on an influx of new seats this fall. As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s push for pre-K for all, Lower Manhattan has more than 378 full-day seats for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. Last year, while the city expanded the […]

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  BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Let there be light and glass — the new owners of landmarked One Chase Manhattan Plaza want to add glass storefronts, new entrances, a piece of art, more lighting and 200,000 sq. ft. of retail. It will also have a new name: 28 Liberty Plaza. Chinese company Fosun brought the […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Elected officials and community groups rallied in front of City Hall on Friday afternoon to push Mayor Bill de Blasio to fulfill his pledge that the Lunar New Year would be a school holiday. The rally came on the heels of de Blasio announcing last week that two Muslim holidays — […]

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By Luis Vazquez  | If you ask someone to name New York’s best shopping districts, chances are you will hear Fifth Ave., Madison Ave., Herald Square and, of course, Soho. But very soon, you will start hearing the Financial District added to the mix. And not just for shopping, but for food as well. Indeed, over […]

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