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New PEP office:  Battery Park City’s Parks Enforcement Patrol now has a command station at 212 North End Ave. to supplement the headquarters station at 21 West Thames St. The new office, which opened on July 1, is staffed from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. There are about 35 PEP officers in Battery Park […]

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Pier A and bond issue update: The Battery Park City Authority is on the verge of turning over Pier A to the Poulakakos family and the Dermot Company so that they can embark on interior construction for a restaurant and visitor center. They expect to open in the middle of 2014. Pier A, the last remaining […]

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Miramar opens at South Cove: Miramar, the Mediterranean seafood restaurant that opened on June 5 at 21 South End Ave. (facing South Cove), is a family enterprise. It is owned by Naglaa Mohamed and Tamer Abdelgawad, by Mohamed’s aunt and uncle, Una and Aldo Eskandar, and by two cousins. Miramar is also part of the Battery […]

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 Pier A update: The lights are on in Pier A but for the Battery Park City Authority, which has been charged by the city with renovating the historic pier at the southern end of Battery Park City, there does not yet seem to be light at the end of the tunnel. The pier was well […]

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Fruit Wars: For most of the last six years, vendors have sold fruit from a cart parked on the northwest corner of Albany St. and South End Avenue. But on the night of May 15, the fruit stand had been replaced by a table holding a petition and a board displaying handwritten signs, many of them […]

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Brookfield Place leasing: Brookfield Office Properties, the owner of the four buildings formerly known as Battery Park City’s World Financial Center, announced that it has signed a new 16-year lease with GFK US Holdings for 75,000 square feet at 200 Liberty St. and another new 16-year-lease with Regus for 55,000 square feet at 200 Vesey […]

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  Pier A to get plaza and plantings: At its April meeting, the Battery Park City Authority board of directors learned that core and shell construction on Pier A are nearly complete and that the time had come to discuss the 35,000-square-foot plaza to be constructed in front of the building. Gwen Dawson, senior vice […]

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Ball fields ready for Downtown Little League to open: There should be a rousing celebration on Sun., April 7 when the Downtown Little League takes to the Battery Park City ball fields for the opening of the 2013 season. Were it not for the intercession of New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and advice […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER TimeBank’s “foodie” club: Gus Ouranitsas’ face naturally breaks into a smile. And on March 17, everyone who was lucky enough to be in his Battery Park City apartment for a Greek food fest and cooking lesson was smiling with him. Ouranitsas welcomed them with wine, cheese, olives and fruit and then […]

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New eateries for Brookfield Place: Eight restaurants have signed up with Brookfield Office Properties, owners of Brookfield Place (formerly called the World Financial Center), to open eateries in the dining terrace now under construction at what used to be called 2 World Financial Center. The tenants have signed ten-year leases with Brookfield. The dining terrace […]

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