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Battery Park robbery An opportunistic thief targeted a female Australian tourist in Battery Park on May 25, police said. The tourist, 31, who was staying at a hostel in Chelsea, told cops she was sitting on a bench in the park around 9 p.m. Sunday night, and had placed her Nikon camera beside her. Police […]

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Thurs., May 29 – Wed., June 4 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY AND WEDNESDAY FOR SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION AND SHAVUOT East River gridlock over the weekend! There will be a full weekend closure of all Manhattan-bound lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge. The closure will start midnight Friday night and run through 6 […]

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By SAM SCHWARTZ | Lower Manhattanites are getting “railroaded” (or should I say “trucked”) and have been for a quarter century ever since an Act of Congress dictated that tolls on the Verrazano Bridge should be collected only in the Staten Island-bound direction. This meant that drivers leaving the island would not stop but drivers […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | It’s starting to look like Gateway Plaza residents won’t be left out in the cold again next winter. After months of negotiations with elected officials, the Battery Park City Authority and the development’s tenant association, Gateway Plaza’s management announced Friday that it will install new heating and cooling units throughout the […]

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By JOSH ROGERS  | The opening of the 9/11 Museum this week for previews has freed up much of the World Trade Center to visitors, allowing strollers to visit the memorial, and pedestrians to cross the site at Liberty St. “We went for a stroll last night,” Kristine Boel, 29, said Friday as she walked […]

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New York State will offer a disaster preparedness training session in the Southbridge Towers community room on Monday, May 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. It will teach residents how to prepare for all types of disasters, respond correctly, and restore pre-disaster conditions. Each family will receive a free Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Starter Kit. […]

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Teen stabbing Police arrested two teenage boys after one of them allegedly stabbed another teen during a brawl on Canal St. on May 9. A Bronx girl, whose age was not disclosed, told cops the incident began while she was walking with her boyfriend, 17, also from the Bronx, along Canal St. near Sixth Ave. […]

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Thurs., May 15 – Wed., May 21, 2014 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Gridlock alert! President Obama and the First Lady will attend the dedication ceremony for the September 11 Memorial and Museum, which starts at 10 a.m. Thursday. Security will be very tight and many streets will be closed near […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Mayday, it’s May Day! Occupy-related protests will return to Lower Manhattan Thursday afternoon, when one march heads down Broadway from Union Square to Whitehall St. at 5 p.m. A simultaneous march from Union Square to Foley Square may close Lafayette from 3rd St. 5 p.m. to […]

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  Workers were sprucing up the area around Tribeca’s Pier 26 Tuesday, planting trees and attracting onlookers. The long-awaited reopening of the pier and Downtown Boathouse is supposed to be some time in May, although Hudson River Park Trust officials did not respond to inquiries about the opening date. Downtown Express photos by Josh Rogers.

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