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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The Battery Park City Authority announced Tuesday a new head for the neighborhood’s parks after the controversial ouster of Tessa Huxley as its leader last month. Huxley, 62, who apparently is being forced out, will continue temporarily as executive director of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, which she steered and led for 27 […]

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Thurs., Aug. 20 – Wed., Aug. 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK What does football season have to do with Lower Manhattan traffic?  It’s the domino theory; when the George Washington Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel get overloaded the dominoes fall to the Holland Tunnel. The Jets face off against the Falcons […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The recent reorganization of Catholic parishes throughout the New York region and in Lower Manhattan has included the discontinuation of Mass at Southbridge Towers. “People are upset about it,” said John Fratta, a longtime Southbridge resident and former chairperson of Community Board 1’s Seaport Committee. Around 15 years ago, Fratta recalled, Mass […]

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Thurs., Aug. 13 – Wed., Aug. 19 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED SATURDAY FOR THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION This is your last chance in 2015 to explore D.O.T.’s Summer Streets! If you haven’t made the trek already, be sure to; it’s terrific and quiet with no cars. Centre St. will close between the Brooklyn Bridge […]

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FiDi Families and Play-Well TEKnologies are presenting a free LEGO workshop for children on Fri., Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 206 Front St. With access to more than 20,000 LEGO pieces, kids will work together to create bridges, skyscrapers and motorized LEGO cars. The workshop is just one of many different […]

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The Summer Streets celebration continues on Sat., Aug. 8, inviting New Yorkers of all ages to play, run, walk and bike on car-free streets from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Summer Streets will open almost seven miles of Lafayette St. and Park Ave. to bikers and walkers, connecting the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park. Food […]

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Keith Markel, an attorney who specializes in employment law and a father of four, joined Community Board 1 last month. Markel and his wife moved to Nassau St. over 11 years ago. Three of their children attend Spruce Street School and the youngest is 18 months old. Longtime Downtown residents, he and his wife are […]

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Thurs., Aug. 6 – Wed., Aug. 12 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The Dept. of Transportation’s Summer Streets means more stretches of car-free Manhattan continue this weekend! The program will close Centre St. between the Brooklyn Bridge and Foley Square, and Lafayette St. between Foley Square and Astor Pl. (and Park […]

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Thieves punch mom for kids’ Nintendo Two men punched a mom and then stole her children’s handheld game consoles in the Financial District just after midnight last weekend, police say. The Brooklyn woman, 21, her three kids and a friend had just departed from the Whitehall Ferry Terminal when they were attacked from behind by […]

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By LENORE SKENAZY | Les and Amanda Anderson arrived in New York from Indiana this past Thursday night and headed straight to Times Square, as many tourists do. But as they gaped at the billboards and read the news zipping by in lights — “19-Year-Old Sentenced to 25 Years as a Sex Offender” — they […]

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