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BY PAUL SCHINDLER | A Manhattan man arrested on charges of felony assault as a hate crime called 911 as he was “fleeing the scene” of the alleged attack to claim “that a group of homosexuals was following him,” according to the criminal complaint filed by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. The N.Y.P.D. reported that at […]

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Set against the sunset over the Hudson, local organizations and officials joined the community to honor Lower Manhattan’s cops at the First Precinct’s National Night Out Against Crime in Battery Park City on Tuesday evening. Community leaders and elected officials took the stage at Esplanade Plaza near the North Cove, to highlight the good work […]

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BY YANNIC RACK  | Two men dove into the East River to rescue an injured dock worker after he was knocked into the water by a rope and metal cleat at South Street Seaport’s Pier 16 on Monday. The end of the rope hit the 24-year-old New York Water Taxi employee when it snapped from one […]

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Thurs., Aug. 7 – Wed., Aug.13 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The D.O.T.’s Summer Streets program will close Centre St. between the Brooklyn Bridge and Foley Square, and Lafayette St. between Foley Square and Astor Pl. (and Park Ave. all the way up to E 72nd St.) 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  | It took one Downtown Little League team three years to transform into a state champion. Strong hitting and critical defensive plays inspired a team comprised of local 14 year-olds to beat Haverstraw 7-6 on July 27 in Chatham, N.Y. It is the first time that a Downtown team has won a […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  | Downtown Little League took another state softball title as the 11-year-old girls beat Pearl River on Monday. The two teams exchanged leads throughout the game, but it took an extra inning following a rain delay to determine a winner. Coach Scott Morrison told Downtown Express in a phone interview that the […]

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Trio attacks teen girl A 15–year-old girl walking in FiDi was beaten by three adults who tried to take her iPhone Thursday night at 11 p.m., police say. Police say the teen, a Bronx resident, was on the southeast corner of Battery Pl and Greenwich St., July 17 when two women and one man came […]

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Thurs., July 24 – Wed., July 30 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY FOR IDUL-FITR (the end of Ramadan) Back to the usual overnight Brooklyn Bridge closures: all Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, midnight Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday, midnight Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday, and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. […]

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  By ZACH WILLIAMS | Downtown Little League’s all star girls softball team won the city championship Saturday and will be playing for the state tournament at the end of the week. Limiting their mistakes, powered Downtown to victory in the Little League Section 5 All-Stars 11s championship with a 5-2 victory over Great Kills, Staten […]

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By JANEL BLADOW  | A Seaport staple since 2007, the New Amsterdam Market is no longer, founder Robert LaValva announced in a startling email Monday. The move surprised even the organization’s board members. It’s also unclear whether upcoming fundraising events will be held or canceled. The announcement, which described the greenmarket’s history and success, also put […]

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