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Wed., Dec. 25 – Tues., Dec. 31 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY, CHRISTMAS DAY Merry Christmas Lower Manhattanites! Travel safely and enjoy the holiday. On Christmas Day – and Christmas Day only – alternate side parking rules, meter rules, and rules like “No Parking Monday through Friday” are suspended. All rules that include […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | Continuing more than a year of work that began when the Lower East Side’s vital Pathmark supermarket announced its closure last September, the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council on Dec. 19 released a guide book aimed at connecting residents to local, affordable food sources. The NeighborFood Grocery Guide — which has been […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | The City Council last week passed legislation to create a more detailed online database that will publicly track where and how Hurricane Sandy recovery funds are spent throughout the city. The Bloomberg administration first launched a “Sandy Tracker” website in November, allowing members of the public to see how federal disaster recovery […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | The New York City Housing Authority said on Dec. 20 that site designations for its land lease plan — which would place luxury housing within its public developments — will not go forward before the end of this year, leaving the door wide open for Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio to quash […]

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Huge jewelry heist Police are still searching for two men who on Dec. 14 stole more than $90,000 worth of merchandise from a Nassau St. jewelry store after holding an employee and his teenage daughter at gunpoint. The two suspects walked into Omega Jewelry, at 132 Nassau St., around 4:30 p.m., after which one of […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | Tribeca’s Josephine restaurant reopened last Friday, after city officials had shut it down for nine days due to rats and roaches in the kitchen. The restaurant at 40 Harrison St. was closed by the Dept. of Health on Dec. 4 when a regularly scheduled inspection revealed the infestation, along with the […]

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By CYNTHIA MAGNUS | Planners for the proposed West Thames Street Pedestrian Bridge want the project to start next fall and end late 2016. It includes a 220-foot-long steel and concrete span, with open-air metal mesh sides, and a glass roof. “We’re full steam ahead,” Matt Best of the mayor’s capital project development office said […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | An M.T.A. official said on Wednesday that Downtown small businesses that were displaced in 2005 by construction on the Fulton Center will not have first dibs on any of the transit hub’s retail space before it opens next year. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has said it will announce the master lease […]

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Wed., Dec. 11 – Tues., Dec. 17 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Frigid temperatures pose hazards for pedestrians and drivers alike. Pedestrians will be darting across streets to get where they are going faster; not all of them make it. Very high on the crash list is Canal St., especially for those […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | A Tribeca restaurant that was shut down due to rats and roaches may have a chance to reopen this week, according to a restaurant employee. Josephine, located in 40 Harrison St., at Greenwich St., was closed down on Dec. 4 by the city’s Department of Health following an inspection that showed, […]

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