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THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP. ON JAN. 30, 2014 CONTRADICTED THE ASSERTIONS OF DOWNTOWN LEADERS THAT THE SEAPORT PROJECT IS ON HOLD. BY JOSH ROGERS |  Downtown leaders say the city has put the plan to build a 600-foot South Street Seaport tower on hold for now. “The Howard Hughes Corp. plan to date will not […]

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Thurs., Jan. 23 – Wed., Jan. 29 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SCHEDULED TO BE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK, CHECK 311 FOR UPDATES Below-freezing temperatures are forecasted through the weekend, so the snow will stick around. Avoid driving if at all possible, and if you must drive, use caution. Last week’s water main break on Fifth […]

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Garbage man impersonator arrested Police arrested a 52-year-old man two days after they say he and an accomplice stole cash from a Tribeca bar while pretending to be city sanitation workers. The suspect and the other man, who is also believed to be in his 50s or 60s, showed up outside Cricketeer Arms, at 57 […]

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The great pill heist Two pill-popping thieves stole more than $1,500 in over-the-counter drugs from a pharmacy next to City Hall on Jan. 8, police said. An employee of Duane Reade, at 250 Broadway, told cops that the suspects walked in around 8:30 p.m. and headed straight to one of the aisles near the pharmacy […]

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  BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Cold weather should not be a deterrent for a visit to Poets House, even for those who do not live in Battery Park City. The journey is worth the effort to reach this literary gem tucked away near the Hudson River. Poets House is a writer’s delight with a library […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | Tensions are coming to a head at Gateway Plaza, where residents of the Battery Park City complex continue to suffer in cold due to faulty heating units and unsealed windows that allow ice and frigid air to leak into their apartments. Some residents are even talking about a rent strike, although […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  (ORIGINALLY POSTED JAN. 8, 2014) A former Southbridge Towers president is one of 106 people accused of fraudulently collecting disability benefits as part of a massive criminal scheme. Joseph Morrone, 60, who still lives in the middle income co-op, was listed in the indictment announced on Jan. 7 by Manhattan District Attorney […]

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Wed. Jan. 8 – Tues., Jan. 14 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK As temperatures climb above freezing – looks like 50s for the weekend! – more folks will be out and about on the roads. Airlines should be returning to normal service, as should Metro-North and L.I.R.R. Check mta.info for schedule information. […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | After winning a tough re-election campaign against a much younger opponent with little political experience, Councilmember Margaret Chin showed off her own strong political ties as she entered a second term at her inauguration Sunday. Chin, who defeated Jenifer Rajkumar by 17 points in the Democratic primary and then ran unopposed in […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  | The developer who proposed a new luxury building on a parking lot in a landmarked Tribeca district is delaying his purchase of that site, according to the lot’s current owner. DDG, led by Joe McMillan, publicly pitched its plan for an eight-story building at the 100 Franklin St. site last fall […]

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