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Thurs., June 26 – Wed., July 2 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK East River tunnel trouble over the weekend, and Hudson River tunnel trouble Thursday night: one tube of the Battery Tunnel will close 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. One lane will remain open in each direction in the other tube. In the […]

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Slash & slurs A subway rider was cut in the face by a woman who used racial and homophobic slurs against him, police said. The victim, a 33-year-old black man, was on a Downtown A train Friday night, June 20 at about 11 p.m. when he said a 25-year-old white Hispanic woman got on at […]

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Thurs., June 12 – Wed., June 18 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK It’s been one year since I last reviewed bike share. Now, after nearly 100 rides here’s my updated review: 1. The bikes are holding up reasonably well. The seats are cracking and look like they won’t make it another […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  | Foot-stomping hill music of the Deep South feels right at home in the South Street Seaport. What started as a clever way to draw in some customers on usually quiet Monday nights has now turned into a cultural phenomenon and made the Cowgirl Seahorse (Front and Dover Sts.) the urban spot […]

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By ZACH WILLIAMS | Weaving a future multi-purpose levee system into the Lower Manhattan urban fabric got tangled on June 5 with ongoing efforts to restore the South Street Seaport. City officials presented on June 5 to Community Board 1′s Planning Committee an ambitious project to construct a multi-purpose levee on the East Side of […]

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A Ride Less Than Grand A Downtown express rider exiting the soon-to-reopen Fulton subway center lost nearly 8 grand in cash when a man grabbed her pocketbook as she was walking up the stairs on a Tuesday afternoon, police said. The 39-year-old woman got off a southbound 4 train June 3rd at 3 p.m., and […]

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By LINCOLN ANDERSON | Attorney Arthur Schwartz said he met with Madelyn Wils, the president of the Hudson River Park Trust, on Friday afternoon, and she informed him that the secret $100-million memorandum of understanding, or M.O.U., for transfer of Pier 40’s air rights has officially been scrapped. As reported by downtownexpress.com and The Villager at […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  The fallout continues to mount over the secret agreement to transfer $100 million worth of air rights from Pier 40 in Hudson River Park across the highway to the St. John’s Center site. The signed agreement has yet to be produced — despite politicians’ repeated demands to see it. The president of the […]

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Battery Park robbery An opportunistic thief targeted a female Australian tourist in Battery Park on May 25, police said. The tourist, 31, who was staying at a hostel in Chelsea, told cops she was sitting on a bench in the park around 9 p.m. Sunday night, and had placed her Nikon camera beside her. Police […]

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Thurs., May 29 – Wed., June 4 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY AND WEDNESDAY FOR SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION AND SHAVUOT East River gridlock over the weekend! There will be a full weekend closure of all Manhattan-bound lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge. The closure will start midnight Friday night and run through 6 […]

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