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Seaport Museum’s Wavertree ships off for $10 million restoration

By JANEL BLADOW | Under a gloomy overcast sky, the crowd cheered and a bagpiper played as 130-year old Wavertree was gracefully maneuvered away from Pier 16 in the South Street Seaport. The East River soon looked like it did more than a century ago – a wavy steel blue “Street of Ships.” The ironclad sailing […]

By DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Cool blues, high-tech gadgetry, dizzying heights and amazing vistas mark the experience at the soon-to-be-opened One World Observatory on May 29. It begins by entering 1 World Trade Center, or the Freedom Tower, on its West St. side and going down into the building. After getting through security, which will […]

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By DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | (Posted May 21, 2015 and updated May 22) Tiffany Murdaugh has been arrested and charged with three counts — including assault in the second degree, a felony — for an incident on Beekman St. that seriously injured a woman last month. Murdaugh, 34 and a New Jersey resident, was arraigned Wednesday on […]

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By LENORE SKENAZY | Not everyone shares my hobby, but let me put it out there. It is grocery shopping. Nothing I enjoy more. And since we live in the city, I’m shopping all the time, because who has space for those container ports of Country Crock the folks in the suburbs stock up on? […]

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The Downtown Alliance is inviting neighbors to “make Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza Bloom” on Sat., May 16, from noon to 2 p.m. by planting flowers around the plaza. It is located at Edgar St., which is between Greenwich St. and Trinity Pl., just south of Rector St. Berger, the former Alliance president who died August […]

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Harassers & thieves on Stone St. A good Samaritan tried to stop two men from harassing a woman and ended up having his iPhone stolen. On Tues., May 12, at around 5 p.m., a 27-year-old saw two men bothering a woman at the corner of Broad and Stone Sts. in the Financial District and told […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | How long does it take to landmark a building? For some, like the 1888 Excelsior Power Company building at 33 Gold St. — the answer is 38 years and counting. The burnt umber brick Excelsior was one of three buildings Community Board 1 highlighted in their recent resolution urging the Landmarks […]

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(Posted May 16, 2015) Take one instructor, examples of classic art like Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” — toss in nibbles, wine and beer and you get Muse Paintbar. The latest location is coming to Tribeca at 329 Greenwich St. in September, the owners told Community Board 1’s Tribeca Committee on Wed., May 13 as […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | (Posted May13, 2015, and updated May 15) Heather Hensl was walking to work when a driver struck her on Beekman St. last month causing serious injuries — and says she won’t be able to walk on her own for four more weeks. In a phone interview and by email, Hensl, […]

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Thurs., May 14 – Wed., May 20 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY Big weekend closure ahead! A 33-consecutive hour shutdown of all Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will happen this weekend, midnight Friday to 9 a.m. Sunday. It’ll mean lots more traffic on Canal St. and West St. during the closure due […]

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