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Thurs., June 25 – Wed., July 1 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK (Updated June 24, 2015 with a correction about the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel) June is Pride month, and this weekend is packed with events: a kick-off rally at Pier 26 will take place 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday. Thousands of […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | You win some, you lose some, but when it comes to development plans at South Street Seaport, there’s always frustration. That was the overriding feeling at two Community Board 1 meetings this month to talk about recent action on a project that has stalled on and off for 18 months. The delays tend […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | The plans of Rupert Murdoch and sons’ to move their film and media empire to Lower Manhattan is not yet a done deal, but the project’s high-profile architect last week released an eye-catching video showing what the new 2 World Trade Center will look like. The news was mostly welcomed Downtown, particularly because Two […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |   What does a rent stabilized building look like? If it’s in the Financial District, it could look like 37 Wall St. — a stately building that also houses Tiffany & Co. and is across from a Trump tower. Over five years ago, a housing court decision centered on 37 Wall St. […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The Metropolitan College of New York is moving to the Financial District next year. The entire Manhattan campus, now at 431 Canal St., will be relocated to 40 Rector St., said Dr. Vinton Thompson, the college’s president. The college also has a Bronx campus. “In a sense, we’re coming back […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC with JOSH ROGERS | (Posted June 5, 2015 and updated June 18)  Jeff Galloway, a longtime member of Community Board 1 and Battery Park City resident, has pleaded guilty to tax fraud, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced Thurs, June 4. He pleaded guilty to criminal tax fraud in the third degree, […]

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By NOAH HUROWITZ  | He’s got this going for him, which is nice. Actor and living internet meme Bill Murray led a group of writers, poets, and verse lovers in Poets House’s annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday. The “Ghostbusters” and “Caddyshack” star is a fixture at the yearly stroll, and was joined […]

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iPhone victim lures thief to cops It is a case of adding insult to injury — someone steals your $800 iPhone and then tells to “sell” it back to you for $300. That is what happened to a 23-year-old Queens woman, who had left school and realized that her phone was gone when she checked […]

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Thurs., June 11 – Wed., June 17 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Tunnel closures abound this week! In the Lincoln Tunnel, the New York-bound tube will close 11 p.m.Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday, as will one New York-bound lane in the Holland Tunnel. The Lincoln Tunnel closure will send drivers down […]

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Odd Politics It’s literally an odd year for politics Downtown. There’s usually something interesting in the “evens” — state Assembly and Senate races as well as ones for Congress and either governor or president. Every other “odd” has mayoral and City Council elections, but then there’s years like this one with mostly offices for positions […]

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