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Seaport Report: November 2018

BY JANEL BLADOW The River Lounge out on Pier 17 has closed for the season, and Halloween has come and gone. But there still are plenty of treats around the Seaport! DRINK & DINE… Over the last few months, several new spots have opened in the neighborhood. Everything from high end to happy hour fun. […]

   Thurs., Nov. 1–Wed., Nov.7 ALT. SIDE PARKING RULES SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR ALL SAINTS DAY AND TUESDAY FOR DIWALI and ELECTION DAY  Immigration and abortion issues will bring protesters and counter-protesters to Lower Manhattan marches this week.  Thursday afternoon, the New Sanctuary Coalition is expanding the length of its weekly afternoon protest, walking from Washington […]

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Dates: Thursday, October 25 – Wednesday, October 31  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  It’s called the Village Halloween Parade but once again it starts on the Soho-Tribeca border, closing Sixth Ave. starting near Canal St.  around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. If you’re driving, I’d avoid the area after 3:30 p.m. as the […]

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Thurs., Oct. 18–Wed., Oct. 24  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  The Bikes are Coming!  Early Sunday morning some of Lower Manhattan’s major roadways will have partial closures as Bike MS: New York City shuts some of the West Side Highway, FDR Drive, Holland Tunnel, and Battery Park Underpass. Police will use […]

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Dates: Thursday, October 11 – Wednesday, October 17  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  The Holland Tunnel and its nearby feeder streets will be even more congested than usual Thursday night because of the 8:20 p.m. Giants-Eagles game, and a 7:30 p.m. celebrity fundraiser at Tribeca Rooftop on Desbrosses St. near Canal […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW It feels like fall. Weather permitting, it’s a great time to sit at one of the many Seaport outdoor cafes and enjoy a drink, a meal, and really great people watching. Maybe even meet your neighbors. A FESTIVAL OF FUNNIES… Animation Nights New York returns to the Seaport for the 2018 ANNY […]

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Dates: Thurs., Oct. 4–Wed., Oct. 10 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR COLUMBUS DAY   Downtown’s Columbus Day Festival on Monday closes lower Broadway from Liberty St. to Battery Pl. 10 am to 6 pm. Whitehall St. between Water and Stone streets will also be closed. Morning commutes will be a bit better […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Giving mice a re-think. That’s what I’m doing, having just watched the amazing new 3D film now playing hourly at the American Museum of Natural History: “Backyard Wilderness.” It is hard — well, let’s say a little hard-er  — to hate the whiskered nibblers once you see what they’re up against, including […]

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Dates: Thursday, September 27 – Wednesday, October 3  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY AND TUESDAY FOR SHEMINI ATZERETH AND SIMCHAS TORAH  The United Nations General Assembly continues along with Gridlock Alert Days Thursday, Friday and Monday. Thursday will be the worst traffic day in Lower Manhattan with POTUS leaving NYC. The FDR Drive […]

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Thurs., Sept. 20–Wed., Sept. 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENDED MONDAY AND TUESDAY FOR SUCCOTH The United Nations General Assembly will have major effects Downtown. President Trump is expected to get to NYC late Sunday and leave Tuesday, closing the northbound FDR Drive after his arrival and southbound on departure day. The FDR is subject to […]

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