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Thurs., March 12 – Wed., March 18 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Midtown will see most of the slowdowns from the 254th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Ave. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, but Lower Manhattan will feel the domino effect. Watch for slowdowns […]

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And the winner is… Congrats to Buxton Midyette, who was recommended unanimously by the 66th Assembly District’s quartet of Democratic district leaders — John Scott, Jean Grillo, Keen Berger and Arthur Schwartz — to fill the vacant seat for state committeeman. Alan Schulkin, the previous state committeeman, recently vacated the post after getting tapped to be deputy […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | (Posted March 11, 2015) The Battery Park City Authority has opened up the permit process for the neighborhood’s ballfields, planting seeds of doubt and concern for future field time for local groups. “We weren’t particularly happy about that,” Anthony Notaro, chairperson of Community Board 1’s Battery Park City Committee, said […]

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Insufficient funds It was the A.T.M. machine robbery that wasn’t. On Thurs., Mar. 5 at 11:30 p.m., a thief attempted to get at the cash dispenser located at a Tasti D-Lite at 203 Spring St. in Soho, police say. After cutting through the security gate, the thief attempted to remove the A.T.M., which is owned […]

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Thurs., March 5 – Wed., March 11 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR PURIM Daylight savings time kicks in 2 a.m. Sunday! This means that Monday morning will be an Accident Alert Day: drivers will battle collective sleep deprivation, making roads more dangerous. Crash and fatality rates increase the week after daylight savings time […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE: A spokesperson for Assemblymember Sheldon Silver sent Downtown Express this letter March 4, 2015: To The Editor: I would like to recognize your article “Silver Holding on Downtown” (news article, posted Feb. 26 ) and reiterate my commitment to our Lower Manhattan community which continues to be the city’s best place to live, work […]

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A “swirling spectacle” of sculptures will be installed at the top of the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place starting Mar. 26. “Soft Spin,” an installation of six massive fabric forms by Canadian artist Heather Nicol, will be on view until April 24 and open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The sculptures — in […]

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(Updated March 5, 2015) Held up at knifepoint A man held up a British bath and body store in Soho last week and got away with $400, police say. On Mon., Feb. 23 at the Molton Brown store at 128 Spring St., police say the robber took out his knife at around 7 p.m. and […]

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By JOSH ROGERS (Updated 2:50 p.m. Feb. 23, 2015) | Assemblymember Sheldon Silver marched Sunday in Chinatown’s Lunar New Year parade as he usually does, and there appeared to be no signs that he is under federal indictment accused of illegally taking in nearly $4 million in kickbacks and other schemes. Two attendees told Downtown Express that […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Thirty Park Place, at 926 feet, and 56 Leonard, at 821 feet, still win. At one time, the building that will sprout up at the former St. John’s University site was in the running for the tallest tower in Tribeca at a reportedly 850-950 feet, but in reality it will hit […]

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