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Parade, fireworks & more Downtown for July 4th weekend

By MIA RUPANI  | (Originally posted June 30, 2015) For the first time in nearly 40 years, Downtown Manhattan will host an Independence Day Parade that will cover some of the most historic streets in Lower Manhattan. Historian and tour guide James Kaplan helped organize the event, which is run by the Lower Manhattan Historical Society, which […]

By Lenore Skenazy | Superman helped America find its fighting spirit. Captain America did his white male, square-jawed, hetero-normative bit, too. But it was the next generation of superheroes — the mutants — who made us the more tolerant, more feminist, more mutli-culti America we are today — and maybe even gave us gay marriage. Yes, […]

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How low will it go? We’re not ready to sit down at the poker table with Howard Hughes Corp.’s Chris Curry (unless of course he doesn’t play much, in which case we’re all in), but we think we might have read some clues as to how big the firm is going to reduce the size […]

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By MIA RUPANI | (Originally posted Jue 30, 2015) Will next month be the end for a block of Tribeca eateries that have been facing the ax since May? Despite this news, the seven bars and restaurants on West Broadway are still bustling with activity with no sign the end may be near. The employees at […]

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(Originally posted June 30, 2015) ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY Happy Independence Day! With July 4th on Saturday and most workplaces taking the holiday on Friday, the big getaway will be Thursday afternoon, but don’t be surprised if you see a surge Wednesday afternoon as well. Expect a crunch at every bridge and tunnel out of Lower […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY  |  As you fantasize about getting yourself the very coolest, hippest, newest gadget on the block — an Apple Watch, that is — pause for a moment to consider the perspective of the stunned and shaken Bradley Johnson. Johnson is a director at Advertising Age magazine, the bible of the marketing business (and […]

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(Originally  posted June 23, 2015) Students won’t have to play hooky next year to celebrate Lunar New Year. The mayor and chancellor announced Tuesday that they are adding the holiday to the coming school year. “We pledged to families we would keep working until we made Lunar New Year an official school holiday, and today we […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC |The push for Lower Manhattan to be a beacon for tech and creative firms continues with the Downtown Alliance opening a new event and meeting space Wednesday. Called Lower Manhattan HQ, or LMHQ, the new modern and bright space at 150 Broadway offers conference rooms, long tables for collaborative work, walls […]

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Robbed at knifepoint A woman was robbed at knifepoint last week in the Financial District, police say. The woman, 32, had just gotten out money from an A.T.M. near Fulton St. and Broadway on Mon., June 15 at 8 p.m., police say. A man asked her for directions and while she was distracted another man […]

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By VICTORIA GRANTHAM | We were in P.S. 234’s cavernous cafeteria sitting at a long lunch table with a bunch of other families waiting for kindergarten orientation to begin, when I noticed the little boy sitting across from us was crying. The child was telling his mother he was worried about leaving his preschool and his pals there […]

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