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Thurs., Oct. 1 – Wed., Oct. 7   ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY AND TUESDAY   Obama has come and gone, but the U.N. General Assembly continues on through Saturday and will have some impacts on Lower Manhattan traffic. There will be domino traffic effects as drivers avoid the Queens-Midtown Tunnel and opt […]

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Assault at The Door A 23-year-old man was followed, assaulted and then had his phone stolen by a fellow member of his youth center, police say. The man had just left The Door, a Hudson Square center at 555 Broome St., on Wed., Sept. 23 at 5:10 p.m. After he started walking, he realized that […]

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By YANNIC RACK  | (Posted Oct. 1, 2015) Listening to Lower Manhattan residents talk about the rat problem in their neighborhood, you could easily picture a world overtaken by the rodents – something akin to a reimagined version of “Planet of the Apes.” “People don’t walk outside at night, they don’t sit in the outdoor cafes, […]

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“I feel many different emotions standing here at ground zero, where thousands of lives were taken in a senseless act of destruction,” Pope Francis said last Friday during his historic trip to visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. “Here grief is palpable.” He greeted family members of some who were killed in the Sept. 11 attacks. He […]

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Howard Hughes Corp. has nixed its controversial canopy for its Pier 17’s rooftop in the South Street Seaport. Last month the Landmarks Preservation Commission questioned the height of the canopy when Hughes went before it with its plan. On Thursday, Sept. 24, Chris Curry, the Hughes executive in charge of the project, told Community Board 1’s […]

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  (Posted, Sept. 22, 2015) What do the artist JR, the king and queen of Thailand and an infinity pool have in common? They will all be featured in this year’s Inside Tribeca Loft Tour Sun., Oct. 18 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Since 1999, the Friends of Duane Park group has been giving […]

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  Whole Foods & TJ’s “This town ain’t big enough for the two of us.” Well, that may not be true for Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, which have both expanded in the big city, but could they do so in the same retail space? It sounds unlikely, but Luis Vazquez — 18 years selling real estate, […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | About 200 supporters of the Elizabeth St. Garden packed the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. hearing last week to protest against funds being allocated to help build affordable housing on the Little Italy site. Notably joining them was Assemblymember Deborah Glick. Far fewer, about 50 people — many of them seniors from […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | You can’t say there’s a flood of 9/11 money again, but the faucet is back on. The evidence was clear last week as a few hundred people — some well-connected, others far from the public eye — waited to make their pitch to the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. for a slice of a […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | (Originally posted Sept. 23, 2015) Mysterious Bookshop’s almost floor-to-ceiling crammed bookshelves — complete with a rolling ladder — would do any library in an Agatha Christie proud. And like Christie’s mysteries featuring bucolic English estates, the Mysterious Bookshop has lasted. For 36 years, the bookstore has withstood Amazon, e-books and competitors […]

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