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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | How long does it take to landmark a building? For some, like the 1888 Excelsior Power Company building at 33 Gold St. — the answer is 38 years and counting. The burnt umber brick Excelsior was one of three buildings Community Board 1 highlighted in their recent resolution urging the Landmarks […]

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(Posted May 16, 2015) Take one instructor, examples of classic art like Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” — toss in nibbles, wine and beer and you get Muse Paintbar. The latest location is coming to Tribeca at 329 Greenwich St. in September, the owners told Community Board 1’s Tribeca Committee on Wed., May 13 as […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | (Posted May13, 2015, and updated May 15) Heather Hensl was walking to work when a driver struck her on Beekman St. last month causing serious injuries — and says she won’t be able to walk on her own for four more weeks. In a phone interview and by email, Hensl, […]

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Thurs., May 14 – Wed., May 20 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY Big weekend closure ahead! A 33-consecutive hour shutdown of all Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will happen this weekend, midnight Friday to 9 a.m. Sunday. It’ll mean lots more traffic on Canal St. and West St. during the closure due […]

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By LENORE SKENAZY | As we settle in to the reality that we will probably never know what happened to Etan Patz after he disappeared that May morning in 1979, maybe we can finally come to terms with the legacy the crime left behind. The legacy of constant, crippling fear. I promise I won’t only be […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Financial District families were alarmed when they and their children with scooters or strollers were kicked out of One Chase Manhattan Plaza in recent weeks. Denise Courter, founder of FiDi Families, said around mid-April several families went to what is now called 28 Liberty Plaza, renamed after it was brought by […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  (Posted May 6, 2015 & updated May 8) | Who you gonna call? Another firehouse. Tribeca’s famed “Ghostbusters” firehouse is going to close soon for renovations. Hollywood probably won’t care about the temporary loss of the setting of its 1984 blockbuster and sequel, but for neighbors, it’ll mean longer emergency response times for quite […]

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SENATOR HIP-HOP We’re pretty sure when Jay-Z drops his next single, he won’t have State Sen. Daniel Squadron rapping with him, but we have to think Mr. Beyonce appreciated the senator’s homage to him this week as Squadron argued against a bill that they both oppose. The bill allows ticket re-sellers like StubHub to continue […]

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By JOSH ROGERS  | (Posted May 4, 2015 and last updated May 7) It was 40 or 50 small steps for man, and though it won’t be remembered as “a giant leap for mankind,” it did make a little World Trade Center history. Yves Guelat, a Swiss businessman on his way to a meeting at one […]

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Famed Austrian chef, Eduard “Edi” Frauneder, will open a new restaurant in the Financial District. He plans to move into the former Bunrasa space at 109 Washington St., between Carlisle and Rector Sts. It will be an Austrian-leaning restaurant — a neighborhood joint offering good food with solid wine, beer and cocktail selections, he told […]

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