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  BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Cold weather should not be a deterrent for a visit to Poets House, even for those who do not live in Battery Park City. The journey is worth the effort to reach this literary gem tucked away near the Hudson River. Poets House is a writer’s delight with a library […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | Tensions are coming to a head at Gateway Plaza, where residents of the Battery Park City complex continue to suffer in cold due to faulty heating units and unsealed windows that allow ice and frigid air to leak into their apartments. Some residents are even talking about a rent strike, although […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  (ORIGINALLY POSTED JAN. 8, 2014) A former Southbridge Towers president is one of 106 people accused of fraudulently collecting disability benefits as part of a massive criminal scheme. Joseph Morrone, 60, who still lives in the middle income co-op, was listed in the indictment announced on Jan. 7 by Manhattan District Attorney […]

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Wed. Jan. 8 – Tues., Jan. 14 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK As temperatures climb above freezing – looks like 50s for the weekend! – more folks will be out and about on the roads. Airlines should be returning to normal service, as should Metro-North and L.I.R.R. Check mta.info for schedule information. […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | After winning a tough re-election campaign against a much younger opponent with little political experience, Councilmember Margaret Chin showed off her own strong political ties as she entered a second term at her inauguration Sunday. Chin, who defeated Jenifer Rajkumar by 17 points in the Democratic primary and then ran unopposed in […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  | The developer who proposed a new luxury building on a parking lot in a landmarked Tribeca district is delaying his purchase of that site, according to the lot’s current owner. DDG, led by Joe McMillan, publicly pitched its plan for an eight-story building at the 100 Franklin St. site last fall […]

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Violent shoplifters Police arrested a 51-old man on Dec. 26, saying he attacked a store security guard after shoplifting near City Hall. The suspect and another man walked into the Duane Reade at 250 Broadway around 11 p.m., and then tried walking out with three packs of nasal strips that they hadn’t paid for, cops […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | The longtime commissioner of the city’s Department of Small Business Services will soon leave office to start his new job as a college professor — but there’s still been no word from Mayor Bill de Blasio on who will replace him. Commissioner Rob Walsh, who was appointed by former Mayor Michael […]

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Looking for a last-minute option for a fun New Year’s Eve? Here are some local opportunities to make the most of those final hours of 2013: Fireworks! Your cheapest bet for seeing Downtown fireworks is historic Battery Park or the southern end of Battery Park City, particularly Wagner Park. You can also take the Staten […]

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Wed., Jan. 1 – Tues., Jan. 7 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY Happy New Years Lower Manhattanites! Here’s the deal with parking rules on New Year’s Day: alternate side parking is suspended, meters are suspended, and all signs without the word ‘Anytime’ are suspended. New year, new mayor: Bloomberg’s […]

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