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Transit Sam, Week of Oct. 29, 2015

Dates: Thursday, October 29 – Wednesday, November 4  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED TUESDAY FOR ELECTION DAY  Gridlock is about to get ghastly in Lower Manhattan! The Village Halloween Parade returns Saturday night, bringing horrific traffic along with it. This year’s parade promises to be bigger and better than ever, closing Sixth Ave. between Canal and 18th Sts., […]

POLICE BLOTTER, week of Oct. 15, 2015: (Posted Oct. 13, 2015 and updated Oct. 15, 2015) Suspect targeting women on 1 train It had appeared that the police was looking for two different men, but they confirmed Thursday that one suspect is targeting women on the 1 train. Last month, the man — early 40s, with a thin […]

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Thurs., Oct. 15 – Wed., Oct. 21, 2015  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Races and walks galore this week in Lower Manhattan! The Avon 39 Walk will close the Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Walkway, as well as Lafayette St. between Howard and Duane Sts., and Centre St. between Lafayette St. and Brooklyn […]

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By LENORE SKENAZY  | Sam Schwartz grew up tearing through Brooklyn on his bike, making deliveries for his family’s mom-and-pop grocery. He rode the subways, too, and sometimes took them all the way into the train yards with his friend — “which was pretty scary,” he admits. But his dream form of transit was none […]

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(Posted Oct. 9, 2015) Three years after Hurricane Sandy, modifications large and small are still being made all around Lower Manhattan to prevent equal levels of destruction should there ever be another equally heavy-hitting super storm in the future. As part of the ongoing effort, the Police Memorial in Battery Park City is now getting […]

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David Marwell, the chief executive and director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, is resigning from the Battery Park City museum and will give up his post at the end of the year. Marwell, 63, in his resignation letter to Bruce Ratner, the museum’s chairperson, said he had many special memories in his 15 years, […]

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Police are looking for a male suspect who ripped off two women — hurting one and  threatening to stab both — on the 1 train in Lower Manhattan last week. In the first incident, on Tues., Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m., the man approached a 30-year-old woman on a southbound 1 train and threatened to cut […]

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BY YANNIC RACK | (Posted Sept.28, 2015) Food festivals showcasing the restaurants and chefs of different neighborhoods, while also raising money for local schools, have been a staple of Lower Manhattan for two decades, starting with the Taste of Tribeca. With a flurry of eateries setting up shop in Battery Park City over the last few […]

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By LENORE SKENAZY  | The upside of cancer? Not sure there is one. But there does seem to be one side of cancer that is the opposite of terror, loneliness and pain: The unexpected friendships that grow just like those damn cells. “I was diagnosed pretty young — 31,” says Stacey Gordon, a Bronx native living […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | The tide may be turning for the South Street Seaport Museum — it was awarded over $10 million in August and is now vying for almost $5 million to renovate and upgrade its spaces on Water St. Struggling since Superstorm Sandy, the museum, which at one point estimated it needed $22 […]

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