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(Originally  posted June 23, 2015) Students won’t have to play hooky next year to celebrate Lunar New Year. The mayor and chancellor announced Tuesday that they are adding the holiday to the coming school year. “We pledged to families we would keep working until we made Lunar New Year an official school holiday, and today we […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC |The push for Lower Manhattan to be a beacon for tech and creative firms continues with the Downtown Alliance opening a new event and meeting space Wednesday. Called Lower Manhattan HQ, or LMHQ, the new modern and bright space at 150 Broadway offers conference rooms, long tables for collaborative work, walls […]

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Robbed at knifepoint A woman was robbed at knifepoint last week in the Financial District, police say. The woman, 32, had just gotten out money from an A.T.M. near Fulton St. and Broadway on Mon., June 15 at 8 p.m., police say. A man asked her for directions and while she was distracted another man […]

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By VICTORIA GRANTHAM | We were in P.S. 234’s cavernous cafeteria sitting at a long lunch table with a bunch of other families waiting for kindergarten orientation to begin, when I noticed the little boy sitting across from us was crying. The child was telling his mother he was worried about leaving his preschool and his pals there […]

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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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