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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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BY SAM SPOKONY | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED FEB. 14, 2014  |  The Battery Park City Authority says it’s planning a major renovation of the aging public bathrooms in Robert F. Wagner Park, and currently estimates that the job could cost nearly $1 million. The 18-year-old bathrooms are, for now, still in service for visitors of the park […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  | ORIGNINALLY PUBLISHED FEB. 14, 2014  |  Downtown residents may wait years until N.Y.P.D. can fulfill a two-year old promise to bring the police horses back to Tribeca. Community efforts to restore a mounted unit to their former stables at 19 Varick St. faltered on Feb. 12 when an N.Y.P.D. representative said at […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED FEB. 16, 2014  |  Most of the time, controversial liquor license applications at the community board lead to long discussions over how late an establishment plans to serve drinks. But for a new Denny’s restaurant, which plans to open in May ― with a bar, in addition to its dining […]

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