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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC |Billie Andersson has tried everything and everyone — foundations, corporations, and government agencies — to get enough money together to put on “Romeo and Juliet” at Castle Clinton this summer. Andersson, artistic director for the new company and non-profit Shakespeare Downtown, is now trying a crowdfunding site, Indiegogo, to raise the […]

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Thurs., April 16 – Wed., April 22   ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK In the Lincoln Tunnel, the New York-bound south tube will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday. During the same hours, one inbound lane of the Holland Tunnel will close. That’ll spell major slow downs into Lower […]

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Four years after opening, the owner of the luxury tower housing Spruce Street School has just inked a deal to bring a retail shop to the building: Birch Coffee. The high-end coffee shop already in the West Village and three other Manhattan locations, hopes to open in “New York By Gehry” by the end of […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | The possibility that a Trader Joe’s may be part of the new retail at 28 Liberty Plaza, formerly known as One Chase Manhattan Plaza, sent the Financial District Committee atwitter. “When I met with Fosun Properties, I mentioned since they said retail, how about Trader Joe’s? To my great surprise, they said we have […]

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Thurs., April 2 – Wed. April 8 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY. Traffic will be lighter on Holy Thursday and Good Friday but by Friday afternoon traffic will build at all Lower Manhattan crossings as Jews and friends head to Seders around the metropolitan region.  Traffic starts coagulating at 3 […]

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By JOSH ROGERS | Nine Lower East Side public housing complexes will be able to tap into a $3 billion federal fund to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday in Red Hook. The nine are part of 33 NYCHA projects around the city that will receive the […]

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Assault with cones from would-be ‘Mad Men’ Traffic cones are not usually thought of as weapons, but two teens used them in a dispute with a man, 58, in the Seaport on Thurs., Mar. 26, police say. It is unclear what started the verbal altercation between the teenage males — one 14, one 16 — […]

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Seaport Watch City Councilmember Margaret Chin sounded like she took a particularly tough line this month against the proposed 500-foot tower at the South Street Seaport, but it wasn’t nearly as forceful as we’re pretty sure many of the other opponents of the project hope. “It’s not going to happen under my watch,” Chin told […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | Death and destruction hit Lower Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy three years ago, but the area had been largely left out of storm protection plans until this month when the mayor and governor announced almost $15 million in funds for Downtown. Local leaders pushing for more money celebrated the news, but they […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | The sound of hammers and saws can still be heard, but like the spring weather that is almost upon us, retail is opening at Brookfield Place this Thursday. Window-sized paper announcements for Le District are being pulled down while at Satya Jewelry, the final touches to the store will be done, […]

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