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Silver arrest shakes Downtown: Glick & Gottfried defend him, Hoylman calls for resignation

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON with JOSH ROGERS (Updated 1:05 pm with a statement from Councilmember Chin)| A political tsunami hit Lower Manhattan and all of New York State on Thursday as Sheldon Sheldon, the powerful speaker of the Assembly, surrendered to the F.B.I. on multiple corruption charges. According to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, Silver’s alleged crimes include accepting […]

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | The speculation is over: Michael Fortenbaugh is officially out of North Cove Marina as the Battery Park City Authority named Brookfield Office Properties and its partner Island Global Yachting the marina’s operator at their Thurs., Jan. 22 morning meeting. Brookfield Properties will pay $4.5 million in license payments over ten years, […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC |A research and educational center to study the Hudson River estuary at Pier 26 was a seed planted in the nineties that is now beginning to blossom — funding and partners are now in place. The Hudson River Park Trust has announced the consortium that will operate and run the “estuarium” […]

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By JOSH ROGERS  | A local leader who has lent a sympathetic ear to South Street Seaport preservationists fighting the proposed development project there, has just been tapped to join the city Landmarks Preservation Commission — the same commission which is about to begin reviewing the proposal. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday nominated Wellington […]

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Thurs., Jan. 22 – Wed., Jan. 28 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED ALL WEEK The trial of Khalid al-Fawwaz began on Tues., Jan. 20 and will continue through the week. Heavy security around Foley Square for the trial will make for slow traffic on Lafayette and Centre Sts. All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn […]

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Restaurant burglar strikes again A thief is hitting restaurants in Tribeca and the Financial District, working in the dead of night to steal from registers — his latest strike yielding around $1,600, police say. The most recent robbery happened at Arome Cafe, at 7 Dey St., on Thurs., Jan. 15 at 2:45 a.m. The man […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | The World Trade Center Performing Arts Center — an important part of the original plan for the site but which has been plagued with delays — still does not have an architect, but is moving forward with a clear vision of what kind of performing arts space it would like […]

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The wind blew fiercely on Friday while men worked to remove the docks from the North Cove Marina — another signal that community-backed Michael Fortenbaugh may not be the marina’s future operator. “Well, we’re sort of sad,” Fortenbaugh, owner of North Cove Marina Management, told Downtown Express. “It’s been 20 years we’ve been located at […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | After security guards barred Michael Fortenbaugh on Jan. 1 from entering the North Cove Marina, he said Tuesday he and his staff have regained access. But the date of Jan. 20 looms as he said the Battery Park City Authority said he must remove vessels by then or risk losing them. […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  Escaping a drenching rain, dozens of people huddled under two white tents in Kimlau Square that had been erected by volunteers so that Chinatown neighbors could pay their last respects to slain Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu on Sat., Jan. 3. Before noon, Councilmember Margaret Chin had attended the public […]

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