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SENATOR HIP-HOP We’re pretty sure when Jay-Z drops his next single, he won’t have State Sen. Daniel Squadron rapping with him, but we have to think Mr. Beyonce appreciated the senator’s homage to him this week as Squadron argued against a bill that they both oppose. The bill allows ticket re-sellers like StubHub to continue […]

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By JOSH ROGERS  | (Posted May 4, 2015 and last updated May 7) It was 40 or 50 small steps for man, and though it won’t be remembered as “a giant leap for mankind,” it did make a little World Trade Center history. Yves Guelat, a Swiss businessman on his way to a meeting at one […]

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Famed Austrian chef, Eduard “Edi” Frauneder, will open a new restaurant in the Financial District. He plans to move into the former Bunrasa space at 109 Washington St., between Carlisle and Rector Sts. It will be an Austrian-leaning restaurant — a neighborhood joint offering good food with solid wine, beer and cocktail selections, he told […]

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New restaurant Vbar Seaport may be opening May 15 or sooner, Enrico Ciotti, founder of Vbar & Company, told Downtown Express recently. The third restaurant for the group, at 212 Front St., will be open all day. The menu is focused on seafood with a Mediterranean vibe. “We don’t like to rubberstamp” our restaurants, said […]

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Open Kitchen, pictured, at 123 William St. between Fulton and John Sts. will be opening soon. The upscale marketplace has cuisines to please any palate or persuasion — East Asian, Mediterranean and a taqueria. Breakfast, coffee and tea, burgers, sandwiches and salads are also offered. Open Kitchen will also open two more locations in the […]

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The F.D.N.Y. is celebrating its 150th anniversary this Saturday with open houses at fire stations all over the city this Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., including five in Lower Manhattan. The chance to see fire trucks up close and speak with firefighters will no doubt draw many children to the May 2nd event, […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY  |  A high school friend I hadn’t seen in years was passing through New York. We had just a few precious hours to catch up, so we wandered around Central Park, exulting in its blossom overdrive, then sat on a sun-warmed rock to chat. Of course I wanted to see a picture of […]

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Another man found in Hudson River A man was found dead and floating in the Hudson River near North Cove Marina in Battery Park City on Mon., Apr. 27 at 11 a.m., police say. The police responded to a 911 call and found the 57-year-old man fully clothed in the water. The Harbor Unit also […]

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Thurs., April 30 – Wed., May 6 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Friday is May Day! The first of May is notorious for protest action, and one workers’ rights group will be gathering in Union Square 5 p.m. They’ll march across 14th St. to Avenue C, then down to 10th St. and towards the […]

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Coyotes are so hot right now, with neighborhood sightings the activity du jour. Lower Manhattan has finally been graced with the animal’s presence: a coyote was seen near North Cove Marina Saturday morning in Battery Park City, police say. The First Precinct was on the case and went to the marina to find her — […]

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