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Thurs., March 19 – Wed., March 25 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Slow-going for returns into Manhattan Thursday night! All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, coinciding with the closure of one New York-bound and one New Jersey-bound lane in the Holland […]

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Muggers take bike A man was punched in the face and had his bike stolen last week in the Financial District, police say. Two teens, both 15, had a dispute with the man, 28, at 6:15 p.m. in front of 60 Wall St. on Fri., Mar. 13, Police say one of the teens said, “Where’s […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | A onetime pre-K starved Lower Manhattan will soon be feasting on an influx of new seats this fall. As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s push for pre-K for all, Lower Manhattan has more than 378 full-day seats for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. Last year, while the city expanded the […]

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  BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Let there be light and glass — the new owners of landmarked One Chase Manhattan Plaza want to add glass storefronts, new entrances, a piece of art, more lighting and 200,000 sq. ft. of retail. It will also have a new name: 28 Liberty Plaza. Chinese company Fosun brought the […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Elected officials and community groups rallied in front of City Hall on Friday afternoon to push Mayor Bill de Blasio to fulfill his pledge that the Lunar New Year would be a school holiday. The rally came on the heels of de Blasio announcing last week that two Muslim holidays — […]

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By Luis Vazquez  | If you ask someone to name New York’s best shopping districts, chances are you will hear Fifth Ave., Madison Ave., Herald Square and, of course, Soho. But very soon, you will start hearing the Financial District added to the mix. And not just for shopping, but for food as well. Indeed, over […]

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–By Janel Bladow |March roared in dropping a cold flurry on our neighborhood. But four boys from Southbridge Towers found a way to turn the last blast of winter (we hope) into a fun, creative adventure. They built an igloo in the snow pile at the end of Water and Beekman Sts. to the delight […]

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Thurs., March 12 – Wed., March 18 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Midtown will see most of the slowdowns from the 254th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Ave. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, but Lower Manhattan will feel the domino effect. Watch for slowdowns […]

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And the winner is… Congrats to Buxton Midyette, who was recommended unanimously by the 66th Assembly District’s quartet of Democratic district leaders — John Scott, Jean Grillo, Keen Berger and Arthur Schwartz — to fill the vacant seat for state committeeman. Alan Schulkin, the previous state committeeman, recently vacated the post after getting tapped to be deputy […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | (Posted March 11, 2015) The Battery Park City Authority has opened up the permit process for the neighborhood’s ballfields, planting seeds of doubt and concern for future field time for local groups. “We weren’t particularly happy about that,” Anthony Notaro, chairperson of Community Board 1’s Battery Park City Committee, said […]

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