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Thurs., May 15 – Wed., May 21, 2014 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Gridlock alert! President Obama and the First Lady will attend the dedication ceremony for the September 11 Memorial and Museum, which starts at 10 a.m. Thursday. Security will be very tight and many streets will be closed near […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Mayday, it’s May Day! Occupy-related protests will return to Lower Manhattan Thursday afternoon, when one march heads down Broadway from Union Square to Whitehall St. at 5 p.m. A simultaneous march from Union Square to Foley Square may close Lafayette from 3rd St. 5 p.m. to […]

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  Workers were sprucing up the area around Tribeca’s Pier 26 Tuesday, planting trees and attracting onlookers. The long-awaited reopening of the pier and Downtown Boathouse is supposed to be some time in May, although Hudson River Park Trust officials did not respond to inquiries about the opening date. Downtown Express photos by Josh Rogers.

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Many thousands came out last Saturday for the Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair, the Tribeca Film Festival’s annual event. It was sunny most of the day although rain cut things short by the late afternoon. Downtown Express photos by MILO HESS.  

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By JOSH ROGERS | Mayor Bill de Blasio last week put Downtown’s Julie Menin in charge of one of his signature priorities — providing paid sick leave to small business workers — when he tapped her to be the city’s next Consumer Affairs commissioner. Menin, 46, the former chairperson of Community Board 1 and candidate […]

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Not a steal for the stat sheet A sneaky shoplifter ripped off a jeweler near the South Street Seaport on April 25, police said. An employee for Seaport Jewelers at 50 Fulton St. told cops the unidentified man walked in around 1:30 p.m. and asked to try on two platinum and diamond rings, both worth […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  A year after a similar visit from her predecessor led only to more frustration, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña came to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s office on April 24 to hear Downtown school advocates’ desperate pleas for action on the district’s overcrowding problem. In attending the monthly meeting of Silver’s Schools Overcrowding […]

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By SAM SPOKONY | ORIGINALLY POSTED APRIL 22, 2014  |  At a high-profile forum at the Lower East Girls Club last week all eyes were initially on the organization’s featured guests, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, who were there speaking and taking questions as part of the Clinton Foundation’s “No Ceilings” initiative to empower girls across […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED APRIL 11 2014  |  It was the end of an era — and yet another sign of the music industry’s great technological shift — as J&R Music and Computer World shut its doors on Thursday, after 43 years in business. The neighborhood megastore — which had grown to fill […]

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Teens’ bag snatched in Washington Market Park Three teens fell victim to a thief while they were playing basketball in a Tribeca park on April 12, police said. The boys, aged 13, 15 and 17, told cops that while they were shooting hoops in Washington Market Park around 4:30 p.m., they left their belongings in […]

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