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Thursday, February 20 – Wednesday, February 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THROUGH SUNDAY FOR SNOW REMOVAL; CHECK 311 FOR UPDATES The First Lady is coming to town! Around 11 a.m. Thursday, she’ll visit the New Museum on the Bowery at Stanton St. Her arrival and departure will slow Bowery down to a crawl. […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED FEB. 6, 2014  |Seven months after the death of former President Liz Berger, the Downtown Alliance announced today that it has named Jessica Lappin, a former Upper East Side City Councilmember, to lead the organization. Lappin will officially take over as president of the Alliance on Feb. 10. “I see […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED FEB. 3, 2014  |  After 18 months of delays and several missed deadlines, Chinatown/Lower East Side residents and officials are still calling on the M.T.A. to fix a broken escalator at the E. Broadway subway station. That escalator inside the F train station — which is located at the corner […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JAN. 30, 2014  |  The city’s Economic Development Corp. on Thursday contradicted the assertions of Downtown leaders that the proposed Seaport tower is on hold, and is insisting the project is moving forward on schedule. One E.D.C. official pushed back strongly against the claims — reported by Downtown Express and […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED FEB. 6, 2014  |   Two years after a deal that saved many of them hundreds of millions of dollars in ground rent payments, a newly expanded group of Battery Park City condominium owners is now calling on the Battery Park City Authority to negotiate amendments for all of their […]

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Thurs., Feb. 13 – Wed., Feb. 19 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURS- SAT. FOR SNOW REMOVAL AND MONDAY FOR PRESIDENT’S DAY. Happy Valentine’s Day! Despite the snow predictions, expect an uptick in Friday night travel as couples hit Lower Manhattan for romantic outings. Fashion Week wraps up Thursday, when a few final shows […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  | Community Board 1 leaders remain worried about the impending shutdown of the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center, and wonder whether the city’s Department of Transportation will be able to fully take over the command center’s role as a kind of public advocate to handle construction complaints. The construction center, which oversees and […]

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Boyfriend stabbed in FiDi Police arrested a 28-year-old woman on Feb. 1 after they say she stabbed her boyfriend in their Financial District home. The boyfriend, 45, told cops he and his girlfriend were in their 10 Hanover Sq. apartment when they got into a heated verbal dispute around 4 a.m. Police say the fight […]

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Thurs., Feb. 6 – Wed., Feb. 12 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY FOR LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY; Check 311 for weather-related suspensions Fashion Week kicks off Thursday! While the runways are located at Lincoln Center, many of the big shows and parties will, of course, be Downtown.  Several events will be held at Spring Studios […]

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A horse-drawn carriage to celebrate the Year of the Horse was one of the new wrinkle’s for Chinatown’s Lunar New Year celebration Sunday, Feb. 2. Lion and Dragon dancers aplenty were also on hand. The crowd seemed larger this year with the warmer weather. Downtown Express photos by Milo Hess.

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