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    BY SAM SPOKONY  | One of Downtown’s leading Off Off Broadway theaters is moving to a space that’s nearly double the size of its old one. Directors and supporters of Tribeca’s Flea Theater celebrated the groundbreaking of their new 20 Thomas St. home Thursday, and jubilantly announced that, thanks to city, state and […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  | (Posted Nov. 25, 2013 and updated Nov. 26) The Stuyvesant Community Center has been saved and will not close as planned next month, under an agreement announced Monday by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Battery Park City Authority Chairperson Dennis Mehiel. “The B.P.C.A. understands the importance of affordable community space for […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED NOV. 26, 2013  |Even though one of the city’s illegal hotel kingpins has now been shut down, housing advocates say that the resulting loss of rent stabilized apartments is still a major problem. A year after the city filed a lawsuit against Smart Apartments (also known as Hotel Toshi) for […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY   |  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED NOV. 26, 2013  |  Union workers are making their voices heard outside Spruce Street School in a protest over the construction of a new Pace University dormitory — but some parents and residents want them to keep the noise down. Construction on the new 33 Beekman St. dorm […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED NOV. 27, 2013  | A newly adopted change to the Mitchell-Lama housing program will allow a wider range of middle-income families to enter the program. Gov, Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Nov. 14 that makes it easier for families with fewer than two dependents to qualify for a Mitchell-Lama apartment. The law […]

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Skaters last week celebrated The Rink at Brookfield Place, which opened behind the Winter Garden week in Battery Park City. It’ll be open every day from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. through mid-March. Downtowners will have a crosstown option this season as a Seaport rink will open Black Friday near Fulton and Water Sts.  Billed […]

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Wednesday, November 27 – Tuesday, December 3 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR THANKSGIVING Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day(s) off but here’s your blow-by-blow description of what to expect if you’re driving. Wednesday afternoon will see traffic jams at approached to every river crossing.  First domino to topple will be the Holland Tunnel approaches […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY   |  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED NOV. 26, 2013  |  A new interactive, online map is helping Downtown residents provide input on post-Hurricane Sandy community reconstruction. The New York Rising program, an outgrowth of Governor Cuomo’s Office of Storm Recovery, now features interactive maps for six communities involved in the statewide effort, one of […]

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Killer pleads guilty The man charged with fatally stabbing a patient at a Lower East Side treatment center in 2011 has pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter, a District Attorney spokesperson said. Charles Meredith, 48, pleaded guilty on Nov. 25, and is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 15. Around 3:20 a.m. on May 11, […]

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  By TERESE LOEB KREUZER AND JOSH ROGERS Originally posted Nov. 20, 2013 and updated Nov. 21 | Howard Hughes Corp. unveiled its plans Tuesday night to build a 50-story hotel and residential tower with a marina at the South Street Seaport. The presentation was met with boos and mocking laughter at a Community Board […]

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