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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  | It took one Downtown Little League team three years to transform into a state champion. Strong hitting and critical defensive plays inspired a team comprised of local 14 year-olds to beat Haverstraw 7-6 on July 27 in Chatham, N.Y. It is the first time that a Downtown team has won a […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  | Downtown Little League took another state softball title as the 11-year-old girls beat Pearl River on Monday. The two teams exchanged leads throughout the game, but it took an extra inning following a rain delay to determine a winner. Coach Scott Morrison told Downtown Express in a phone interview that the […]

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Trio attacks teen girl A 15–year-old girl walking in FiDi was beaten by three adults who tried to take her iPhone Thursday night at 11 p.m., police say. Police say the teen, a Bronx resident, was on the southeast corner of Battery Pl and Greenwich St., July 17 when two women and one man came […]

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Thurs., July 24 – Wed., July 30 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY FOR IDUL-FITR (the end of Ramadan) Back to the usual overnight Brooklyn Bridge closures: all Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, midnight Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday, midnight Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday, and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. […]

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  By ZACH WILLIAMS | Downtown Little League’s all star girls softball team won the city championship Saturday and will be playing for the state tournament at the end of the week. Limiting their mistakes, powered Downtown to victory in the Little League Section 5 All-Stars 11s championship with a 5-2 victory over Great Kills, Staten […]

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By JANEL BLADOW  | A Seaport staple since 2007, the New Amsterdam Market is no longer, founder Robert LaValva announced in a startling email Monday. The move surprised even the organization’s board members. It’s also unclear whether upcoming fundraising events will be held or canceled. The announcement, which described the greenmarket’s history and success, also put […]

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BY SERGEI KLEBNIKOV  |  After closing for “rebranding,” violence-plagued nightspot Greenhouse will continue with its attempts to reopen, this time reportedly with a “new concept.” The Varick St. nightclub has had a troubled history. In late April, the club was forced to shut down after its liquor license expired. A renewal application was filed with the State […]

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Amidst the seemingly never-ending construction in the Downtown area, the Four Seasons hotel and private residences project at 30 Park Place aims to limit its share of noise until the projected project completion date in June 2016. Eric Reid, Four Seasons construction manager at Tishman Construction, spoke at a Community Board 1’s Financial District meeting […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  The skyline is rapidly changing around Spring St. and Sixth Ave. On the corner, God’s Love We Deliver is rebuilding and vertically expanding its Soho headquarters. Meanwhile, just to the north — and getting a boost from a transfer of air rights from the do-gooding, hot-meals provider — One Vandam, […]

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Thurs., July 10 – Wed., July 16 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Special Alert! First Lady Michelle Obama will make a visit to New York Thursday night for a D.N.C. fundraiser in East Midtown. Expect turbulence on the F.D.R. in the 30s and 40s, with possible impacts further south, during the evening rush […]

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