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Transit Sam, week of March 5, 2015

Thurs., March 5 – Wed., March 11 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR PURIM Daylight savings time kicks in 2 a.m. Sunday! This means that Monday morning will be an Accident Alert Day: drivers will battle collective sleep deprivation, making roads more dangerous. Crash and fatality rates increase the week after daylight savings time […]

EDITOR’S NOTE: A spokesperson for Assemblymember Sheldon Silver sent Downtown Express this letter March 4, 2015: To The Editor: I would like to recognize your article “Silver Holding on Downtown” (news article, posted Feb. 26 ) and reiterate my commitment to our Lower Manhattan community which continues to be the city’s best place to live, work […]

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A “swirling spectacle” of sculptures will be installed at the top of the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place starting Mar. 26. “Soft Spin,” an installation of six massive fabric forms by Canadian artist Heather Nicol, will be on view until April 24 and open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The sculptures — in […]

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(Updated March 5, 2015) Held up at knifepoint A man held up a British bath and body store in Soho last week and got away with $400, police say. On Mon., Feb. 23 at the Molton Brown store at 128 Spring St., police say the robber took out his knife at around 7 p.m. and […]

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By JOSH ROGERS (Updated 2:50 p.m. Feb. 23, 2015) | Assemblymember Sheldon Silver marched Sunday in Chinatown’s Lunar New Year parade as he usually does, and there appeared to be no signs that he is under federal indictment accused of illegally taking in nearly $4 million in kickbacks and other schemes. Two attendees told Downtown Express that […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Thirty Park Place, at 926 feet, and 56 Leonard, at 821 feet, still win. At one time, the building that will sprout up at the former St. John’s University site was in the running for the tallest tower in Tribeca at a reportedly 850-950 feet, but in reality it will hit […]

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BY LESLEY SUSSMAN | Got your egg rolls and dumplings yet? If not, you better hurry up. The Chinese Lunar New Year has begun. The celebration started Wednesday night when thousands of Chinese throughout the city — and millions throughout the world — rang in The Year of the Sheep with lots of food and […]

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Woman slashed According to police, on Sat., Jan. 31, at 1:25 p.m., a 30-year-old woman was inside a residential building near the intersection of Jefferson and Madison Sts. when she was approached by a man who, unprovoked, cut her on the right side of her face with an unknown sharp object. Anyone with information about this […]

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Thurs., Feb. 19 – Wed., Feb. 25 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR ASIAN LUNAR NEW YEAR Sunday is the 16th Lunar New Year Parade in Lower Manhattan. The following streets will have rolling closures between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.: Mott St. between Broome St. and Chatham Sq., Chatham Sq. between Mott St. […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  | In what may be his first public comment since being forced to give up his leadership post in Albany, Assemblymember Sheldon Silver told Downtown Express Thursday that the Lower Manhattan School Overcrowding Task Force that he set up seven years ago will continue. “School overcrowding and ensuring children are able to […]

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