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BY SHAVANA ABRUZZO | The “slum bishop” won’t be slumming it in the Big Apple. Septuagenarian superstar Pope Francis will receive a rock star’s welcome when he disembarks from “Shepherd One” at J.F.K. Airport Sept. 24 (likely lugging his own bag), as part of a three-city apostolic trek on the East Coast, featuring a 40-hour sprint around […]

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Thursday, September 24 – Wednesday, September 30 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY, FRIDAY, MONDAY, AND TUESDAY FOR EID AL-ADHA AND SUCCOTH Holy Pope-lock! Pope Francis’ first visit to the U.S. means traffic jams of biblical proportions around Manhattan. The pope arrives Thursday evening, but Friday is the bigger day for road closures and motorcades in Lower Manhattan – Don’t even THINK […]

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BY YANNIC RACK | One of the busiest streets in the city is getting even more connected. The southernmost stretch of Broadway is now hooked up to Downtown’s free public Wi-Fi network, meaning that residents and visitors alike are able to get online for free from the Battery all the way to Trinity Church. The Downtown Alliance, […]

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Russian beer. Korean specialty foods. Organic and gluten-free choices. The Gristedes at 71 South End Ave. in Battery Park City expanded its selections and renovated its space last year and now reports an uptick in business. Bob Capano, the manager and spokesperson for the grocery store chain, said last year’s renovations completed late last year included […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  | As the date looms for the hearing for the city’s application for $6 million in funds to build affordable housing on the Elizabeth St. Garden, members of the green oasis are furiously scrambling to try to head off the project that would destroy their beloved public open space in the heart […]

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By JANEL BLADOW| Last week was big for firsts on Peck Slip. The new Peck Slip School, P.S. 343, on Wednesday opened its doors to 161 kindergarteners through third graders after a $58-million overhaul of the former U.S. Post Office building. Across Water St., at Acqua Restaurant and Wine Bar (21 Peck Slip), managing partner Nicholas […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC |  The new head of Battery Park City’s parks, Bruno Pomponio, recently talked about maintenance, rats and clarified the organization’s structure after the recent ouster of its executive director. Pomponio was named director of operations of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy last month after Tessa Huxley, who led it for […]

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Thurs., Sept. 17 – Wed., Sept. 23 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY FOR YOM KIPPUR AND EID AL-ADHA Summer is finally winding down, but that doesn’t mean that festival season is over yet. There are a whole host of street fairs coming up for Lower Manhattan. The Stone Street Pedestrian Mall will close […]

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By LENORE SKENAZY  | Do yourself — and your soul — a favor. Hop on the 7 train and go to the last stop in Manhattan, the brand- spanking-new one: 34th Street Hudson Yards. You will emerge into the station and, I guarantee you, grin. Everyone does. I spent Sunday, opening day, just watching people […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Terri Cude and Dennis Gault easily beat incumbents Jean Grillo and John Scott in Thursday’s election for Democratic district leader in the 66th Assembly District, Part B, winning more than two-thirds of the vote. The district stretches from the Washington Square area down to Battery Park City. More than 1,200 voters cast […]

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