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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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BY SAM SPOKONY  | Any Tribecans who were browsing the real estate blogs Thursday probably spotted an alarming item — a rendering of a futuristically absurd, 860-foot residential “Sky Wing Tower” planned for 101 Murray St. (pictured above). The story, as reported by the sites, was that developers Steven Witkoff and Fisher Brothers are jointly […]

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Would-be burglar flees Police are investigating what they believe was an attempted burglary at a Fulton St. residential building on Feb. 19. A 40-year-old man, who said he was staying with relatives at the 119 Fulton St. apartment, told cops he first heard a noise coming from the roof around 2:15 a.m. After checking out […]

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Thursday, February 20 – Wednesday, February 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THROUGH SUNDAY FOR SNOW REMOVAL; CHECK 311 FOR UPDATES The First Lady is coming to town! Around 11 a.m. Thursday, she’ll visit the New Museum on the Bowery at Stanton St. Her arrival and departure will slow Bowery down to a crawl. […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED FEB. 6, 2014  |Seven months after the death of former President Liz Berger, the Downtown Alliance announced today that it has named Jessica Lappin, a former Upper East Side City Councilmember, to lead the organization. Lappin will officially take over as president of the Alliance on Feb. 10. “I see […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED FEB. 3, 2014  |  After 18 months of delays and several missed deadlines, Chinatown/Lower East Side residents and officials are still calling on the M.T.A. to fix a broken escalator at the E. Broadway subway station. That escalator inside the F train station — which is located at the corner […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JAN. 30, 2014  |  The city’s Economic Development Corp. on Thursday contradicted the assertions of Downtown leaders that the proposed Seaport tower is on hold, and is insisting the project is moving forward on schedule. One E.D.C. official pushed back strongly against the claims — reported by Downtown Express and […]

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