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Thurs., Feb. 13 – Wed., Feb. 19 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURS- SAT. FOR SNOW REMOVAL AND MONDAY FOR PRESIDENT’S DAY. Happy Valentine’s Day! Despite the snow predictions, expect an uptick in Friday night travel as couples hit Lower Manhattan for romantic outings. Fashion Week wraps up Thursday, when a few final shows […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  | Community Board 1 leaders remain worried about the impending shutdown of the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center, and wonder whether the city’s Department of Transportation will be able to fully take over the command center’s role as a kind of public advocate to handle construction complaints. The construction center, which oversees and […]

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Boyfriend stabbed in FiDi Police arrested a 28-year-old woman on Feb. 1 after they say she stabbed her boyfriend in their Financial District home. The boyfriend, 45, told cops he and his girlfriend were in their 10 Hanover Sq. apartment when they got into a heated verbal dispute around 4 a.m. Police say the fight […]

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Thurs., Feb. 6 – Wed., Feb. 12 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY FOR LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY; Check 311 for weather-related suspensions Fashion Week kicks off Thursday! While the runways are located at Lincoln Center, many of the big shows and parties will, of course, be Downtown.  Several events will be held at Spring Studios […]

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A horse-drawn carriage to celebrate the Year of the Horse was one of the new wrinkle’s for Chinatown’s Lunar New Year celebration Sunday, Feb. 2. Lion and Dragon dancers aplenty were also on hand. The crowd seemed larger this year with the warmer weather. Downtown Express photos by Milo Hess.

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BY SAM SPOKONY  (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JAN. 23, 2014 ) |   After some initial uncertainty, it’s now become clear that the city’s Department of Transportation will take over the roles currently filled by the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center, once the command center is dissolved at the end of February. Nicholas Mosquera, a D.O.T. spokesperson, confirmed on […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JAN. 23, 2014  |  The former Southbridge Towers president who stands accused of stealing more than $100,000 in federal disability benefits will make his next court appearance on Feb. 7, when prosecutors will likely begin revealing their evidence against him. Joseph Morrone, 60, is currently charged with second degree larceny […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JAN. 23, 2014  |  The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development is hoping to get at least $400 million in new federal funding as a result of the recent budget deal in order to prevent revoking some of its current Section 8 housing vouchers, according to an H.P.D. spokesperson. […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | (ORIGINALLY POSTED JAN. 22, 2014) Paul J.Q. Lee, a Chinatown small business owner and activist who seemed to relish in uphill fights against the establishment, died Jan. 18 at age 63. Lee suffered a heart attack in the subway on the way to work Jan. 15, and died three days later […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JAN. 30, 2014  |  Capping years of community effort — and perhaps coming full circle in his own life — Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has helped secure $2.5 million in funding to revitalize the Lower East Side park where he once shot hoops as a kid. Luther Gulick Park, just […]

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