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City pumps in $100 million for Lower Manhattan flood protection

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | As the three-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that the city will spend $100 million to protect Lower Manhattan from major storms. “It’s our responsibility to do the big work of resiliency in protecting whole communities — that’s why we’re investing $100 million dollars […]

By Victoria Grantham | We helped our friends move recently from a suburban community in New Jersey to a more rural area in New York. (By “we” I mean I paid for the pizza lunch and lounged in the pool with the kids while my husband Jay and his best friend sweated through their clothes lifting […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Like a typical teen, Allison Lee, 13, likes pizza and really really likes tortillas. What is not typical, however, is that she’s probably a better chef than most adults. Lee knows what she calls the “basics” — how to make a roux, the base for many classic French sauces, how to […]

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BY YANNIC RACK | The Fulton Center, which has been serving straphangers in Lower Manhattan for almost a year, is set to finally become a shopping destination as well. Although the hub has been open since last November, the glassy storefronts of the center’s four-story atrium are still locked and void of life. But last week representatives from […]

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BY YANNIC RACK | Most of the blocks that make up the $1 billion Seward Park redevelopment project currently underway on the Lower East Side have been dormant for almost five decades. But last month, construction work finally began on the first two sites, located between Delancey and Grand Sts., after the developers closed on the construction […]

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By DANIEL SQUADRON | Over the last 40 years, Battery Park City has gone from a concept to the extraordinary neighborhood we see today. Walking the neighborhood’s streets and parks, visiting its schools, restaurants and offices, talking to its residents, no one could argue that the change is anything less than dramatic, in just about every […]

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Panhandler slams victim to the ground A 59-year-old man was viciously attacked after he refused to give money to a panhandler in the Financial District, police say. The man, who lives in Queens, was walking to the train on Fri., Aug. 14 when the panhandler approached him a little after 3 p.m. near West Broadway […]

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BY YANNIC RACK | Exotic fish were bobbing up and down, glowing in softly changing colors and carrying kids and adults of all ages around in a circle. That was the scene in the Battery Thurs., Aug. 20, as the long-awaited SeaGlass carousel finally spun into life for its first ride. Only half an hour after […]

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By LENORE SKENAZY  | Summer in New York is nothing if not pungent. So pungent that there are certain smells that conjure up a New York August the way the smell of crayons whisks you right back to first grade. “I used to work in Flatbush and in the summer the fish store kept its […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The Battery Park City Authority announced Tuesday a new head for the neighborhood’s parks after the controversial ouster of Tessa Huxley as its leader last month. Huxley, 62, who apparently is being forced out, will continue temporarily as executive director of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, which she steered and led for 27 […]

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