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Thurs., May 14 – Wed., May 20 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY Big weekend closure ahead! A 33-consecutive hour shutdown of all Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will happen this weekend, midnight Friday to 9 a.m. Sunday. It’ll mean lots more traffic on Canal St. and West St. during the closure due […]

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By LENORE SKENAZY | As we settle in to the reality that we will probably never know what happened to Etan Patz after he disappeared that May morning in 1979, maybe we can finally come to terms with the legacy the crime left behind. The legacy of constant, crippling fear. I promise I won’t only be […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Financial District families were alarmed when they and their children with scooters or strollers were kicked out of One Chase Manhattan Plaza in recent weeks. Denise Courter, founder of FiDi Families, said around mid-April several families went to what is now called 28 Liberty Plaza, renamed after it was brought by […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  (Posted May 6, 2015 & updated May 8) | Who you gonna call? Another firehouse. Tribeca’s famed “Ghostbusters” firehouse is going to close soon for renovations. Hollywood probably won’t care about the temporary loss of the setting of its 1984 blockbuster and sequel, but for neighbors, it’ll mean longer emergency response times for quite […]

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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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