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BY SAM SPOKONY | Fearing the demolition of their 118-year-old building as a developer now seeks to replace it, residents of 67 Vestry St. in Tribeca have mounted an effort to protect the site by calling on the city to landmark it. Developer Aby Rosen, who bought the nine-story building in 2005, filed plans in February […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS | Two-way traffic on Chambers St. will resume as far east as West Broadway next month as the four-year overhaul of the street continues to move forward. Drivers will have to wait until autumn at the earliest for full access to return to the remaining segment of the project which runs on […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS | Tribeca residents accustomed since 2010 to the noise and inconveniences of ongoing construction on Hudson Street may get some relief sooner rather than later. The Hudson Street Project — which includes  work on N. Moore and Franklin St. — will finish by next year ahead of an original 2016 deadline, according […]

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Thurs., March 20 – Wed., March 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, coinciding with the closure of one inbound lane in the Holland Tunnel. Further north, the New York-bound south tube of the Lincoln Tunnel will […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED MARCH 6, 2014  |   Now that the previously stalled 50 West St. luxury condo project is back from the dead, Downtown residents can also look forward to the development’s planned public space, which will further help link the Financial District to Battery Park City. However, that lag time on the […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY |  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED MARCH 6, 2014  |  Gateway Plaza tenants are outraged over their incredibly high electric bills this winter — some of which surpassed $1,000 — and are still calling on their landlord to complete long-overdue repairs that would make their buildings more energy efficient. “We’re in electric shock, as Gateway […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED FEB. 28, 2014  |  Joseph Morrone, a former Southbridge Towers board president, pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to felony grand larceny after stealing $109,000 in Social Security disability benefits, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. He will be forced to pay back all of the stolen money, and will do […]

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FiDi robbers Police arrested two men, aged 21 and 24, early on March 3 after they tried to rob one person in the Financial District and then actually did rob another person minutes later. The suspects first walked into the 7-Eleven store at 111 John St. around 11:30 p.m. on March 2, and asked a […]

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Thurs., March 6 – Wed., March 12 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The terrorism trial of Abu Ghaith, Obama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, is underway at the Manhattan Federal Court in Foley Square. Expect turbulence on Lafayette and Centre Sts. Anything is possible, meaning streets could close without warning, so be forewarned. […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | The previously planned charter school co-location at Murry Bergtraum High School will no longer go forward, the city’s Department of Education announced Thursday. At the end of last year, the D.O.E. under ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg approved the proposal to place a Success Academy charter school, serving grades K-4, within the halls […]

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