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Seaport Report: December 2017

BY JANEL BLADOW Can’t believe yet another year is rolling to a close. It’s been an eventful one around our ’hood. It’s amazing how such a compact community can generate so much great (and some debatable) news. GOODNESS, GRACIOUS, GREAT BALLS OF LIGHT… Great night out last Tuesday (Dec. 5) when thousands descended on Fulton […]

Dates: Thurs., Dec. 14–Wed., Dec. 20 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK ‘Tis the season for Gridlock and there’s no escaping the traffic congestion in Lower Manhattan. We’ve got three Gridlock Alert days in the next week including this Thursday, Friday and next Wednesday. Walk or take the subway whenever you can. The […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Birds do it, bees do it — but we don’t. See exceptionally well, that is. When bees look at a flower, they see it almost as a neon sign pointing “This way to the nectar!” The petals that look so pretty to us are dark to a bee, while the nectar-and-pollen gathering […]

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Dates: Thursday, December 7 – Wednesday, December 13 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED FRIDAY FOR IMMACULATE CONCEPTION DAY Christmas is more than two weeks away, but holiday gridlock is now. Friday and Wednesday are Gridlock Alert Days.  It’ll be even more hairy Downtown Friday, when there are expected to be lane closures on the […]

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Dates: Thurs., Nov. 30–Wed., Dec. 6 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  Trumplock hits Saturday. POTUS will be arriving in the morning and leaving sometime in the afternoon. While his stops are all in Midtown or the Upper East Side, Downtown gets impacted as he arrives and leaves via the Wall Street […]

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Dates: Thursday, November 23 – Wednesday, November 29 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR THANKSGIVING Driving to Thanksgiving dinner? Your best bet is to leave before noon, when traffic in Lower Manhattan is surprisingly light. By noon, the Holland Tunnel and the Downtown bridges will see a surge in traffic and by 1 […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Helicopter parents who hover over their kids are the most popular of punching bags. Remember the mom who sued her 4-year-old’s $19,000 a year pre-school because the kid was spending time with the 2-year-olds, thus ruining her chances of getting into Harvard? You might figure I’d join the chorus of shame, since […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Now it’s starting feel like fall. Are you feeling festive? GHOUL’S NIGHT OUT… Kids and parents carried on the decades-old Halloween tradition in the Seaport on Oct. 31, but far fewer costumed revelers were out this year — perhaps because of the terrorist attack across town on West Street, whose victims and […]

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Dates: Thurs., Nov. 16–Wed., Nov. 22 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Hopefully, you have lots to be thankful for this holiday season, but light traffic won’t be one of them. Friday is the first Gridlock Alert Day as some Thanksgiving travelers begin their long treks. But, the biggest get-away day of the […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY November means December is around the corner, and December means it’s time to buy presents. Just not these. For the kids  Anxious Barbie: This is a Barbie that prefers to stay in her Dream House. Really. Go away. Ken has taken to driving his Corvette to the bar, grousing to anyone who […]

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