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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Tiffany Murdaugh pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a hit and run case that shook the Lower Manhattan community and left a woman seriously injured. Assistant District Attorney Philip J. Gary asked Judge Gregory Carro in criminal court at 100 Centre St. to increase bail to $100,000 because of the defendant’s “depraved […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | (Originally posted, July 21, 2015) The new design for 2 World Trade Center has been splashed everywhere in the press, but last week, Community Board 1 was the first to get a public presentation. Members of the board’s Planning Committee applauded at the end of the presentation Mon., July 13. “Wow” and “that’s […]

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Keith McNally, restaurateur extraordinaire, went before Community Board 1’s Seaport Committee on Tuesday and revealed some details about his new restaurant at 5 Beekman St., which will be both a hotel and condos. Named Augustine, the restaurant will feature French cuisine — a continuation on the theme of some of McNally’s other spots, which include […]

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Saint Paul’s Chapel at 209 Broadway St. will be screening Dirty Dancing on Fri., July 24 as part of their “neighborhood movie nights” series. Popcorn and drinks will be provided for this free event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Sunset Jam on the Hudson starts at 6:30 p.m. in Wagner Park on July 24 and […]

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Senior killed crossing Canal St. A dump truck fatally hit an 83-year-old man while he was crossing Canal St. near the Manhattan Bridge on Fri., July 17, police say. Police were called to the scene at around 1 p.m. in Chinatown and the man, Ka Chor Yau, was taken to Lower Manhattan Hospital, where he was […]

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(Posted July 17, 2015 and updated July 20) A dump truck fatally hit an 83-year-old man while he was crossing Canal St. near the Manhattan Bridge on Fri., July 17, police say. Police were called to the scene at around 1 p.m. in Chinatown and the man was taken to Lower Manhattan Hospital, where he was […]

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The Seaport Film and Food festival continues this Fri., July 17. For four consecutive Fridays in July, an array of complimentary food and drinks will be served at 7 p.m. highlighting a particular country, followed by an outdoor screening of a critically acclaimed international film at the Front/Row screen at the intersection of Fulton and […]

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Thurs., July 9 – Wed., July 15 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Friday, there will be a ticker–tape parade for the U.S. World Champion Women’s Soccer team —a great event for Downtown but not so great if you need to drive or even walk across Broadway 11 a.m. to noon.  With Broadway […]

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Panhandler attacks A rejected panhandler punched a man walking back to his office last week. On Tues., June 30, the 46-year-old was returning to work at 11:30 a.m., when he was approached by a panhandler in front of 83 Gold St., police say. When he refused, the beggar didn’t take it well — he started […]

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By LENORE SKENAZY | Every time Ted Merwin sat down to research his new book, he would get hungry. After  interviewing him, I had the same problem — I ran out and bought myself half a pound of Hebrew National bologna. How come? All you need to do is look at the name of his […]

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