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Thurs., June 12 – Wed., June 18 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK It’s been one year since I last reviewed bike share. Now, after nearly 100 rides here’s my updated review: 1. The bikes are holding up reasonably well. The seats are cracking and look like they won’t make it another […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  | Foot-stomping hill music of the Deep South feels right at home in the South Street Seaport. What started as a clever way to draw in some customers on usually quiet Monday nights has now turned into a cultural phenomenon and made the Cowgirl Seahorse (Front and Dover Sts.) the urban spot […]

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By ZACH WILLIAMS | Weaving a future multi-purpose levee system into the Lower Manhattan urban fabric got tangled on June 5 with ongoing efforts to restore the South Street Seaport. City officials presented on June 5 to Community Board 1’s Planning Committee an ambitious project to construct a multi-purpose levee on the East Side of […]

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A Ride Less Than Grand A Downtown express rider exiting the soon-to-reopen Fulton subway center lost nearly 8 grand in cash when a man grabbed her pocketbook as she was walking up the stairs on a Tuesday afternoon, police said. The 39-year-old woman got off a southbound 4 train June 3rd at 3 p.m., and […]

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By LINCOLN ANDERSON | Attorney Arthur Schwartz said he met with Madelyn Wils, the president of the Hudson River Park Trust, on Friday afternoon, and she informed him that the secret $100-million memorandum of understanding, or M.O.U., for transfer of Pier 40’s air rights has officially been scrapped. As reported by downtownexpress.com and The Villager at […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  The fallout continues to mount over the secret agreement to transfer $100 million worth of air rights from Pier 40 in Hudson River Park across the highway to the St. John’s Center site. The signed agreement has yet to be produced — despite politicians’ repeated demands to see it. The president of the […]

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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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