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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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Thurs., Aug. 20 – Wed., Aug. 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK What does football season have to do with Lower Manhattan traffic?  It’s the domino theory; when the George Washington Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel get overloaded the dominoes fall to the Holland Tunnel. The Jets face off against the Falcons […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The recent reorganization of Catholic parishes throughout the New York region and in Lower Manhattan has included the discontinuation of Mass at Southbridge Towers. “People are upset about it,” said John Fratta, a longtime Southbridge resident and former chairperson of Community Board 1’s Seaport Committee. Around 15 years ago, Fratta recalled, Mass […]

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Thurs., Aug. 13 – Wed., Aug. 19 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED SATURDAY FOR THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION This is your last chance in 2015 to explore D.O.T.’s Summer Streets! If you haven’t made the trek already, be sure to; it’s terrific and quiet with no cars. Centre St. will close between the Brooklyn Bridge […]

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FiDi Families and Play-Well TEKnologies are presenting a free LEGO workshop for children on Fri., Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 206 Front St. With access to more than 20,000 LEGO pieces, kids will work together to create bridges, skyscrapers and motorized LEGO cars. The workshop is just one of many different […]

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The Summer Streets celebration continues on Sat., Aug. 8, inviting New Yorkers of all ages to play, run, walk and bike on car-free streets from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Summer Streets will open almost seven miles of Lafayette St. and Park Ave. to bikers and walkers, connecting the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park. Food […]

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