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West Thames Street pedestrian bridge:  At the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation board meeting on Thurs., Sept. 13, a pedestrian bridge over West Street at West Thames inched closer to becoming a reality. Local stakeholders have been talking about a bridge at that location for years. In 2009, SHoP Architects drew up plans for the structure. […]

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  BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | M.T.A. taps B.P.C. resident for subway photo exhibit:  A newly installed wall of photographs at the 4/5 Bowling Green subway stop causes some subway riders to stop in their tracks for a closer look. The photos, taken by Battery Park City resident Jay Fine, depict Lower Manhattan scenes such as the […]

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Man rams stolen car into Irish Hunger Memorial: On Sun., Aug. 12 around 5 p.m., a man in a stolen car drove at high speed down River Terrace and smashed it into the northwest corner of the Irish Hunger Memorial on Vesey Street. The tire tracks are still on the sidewalk. Part of the exterior […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  NEW CHAIRMAN TAKES HELM AT B.P.C.A.:  The Battery Park City Authority’s Board of Directors has elected Dennis Mehiel as the B.P.C.A.’s new chairman. Mehiel, chairman and chief executive officer of the Four M Corporation — one of the largest corrugated packaging producers in North America — had been nominated to […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Deal-dining in B.P.C.: Three Battery Park City restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week, offering discounted meals through Fri., Aug. 10. Three-course lunches cost $24.07, and three-course dinners are $35. Tax, tip and beverages aren’t included in the deal. 2 WEST, in the Ritz-Carlton hotel (2 West St.), a member of […]

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BY Terese Loeb Kreuzer TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |   B.P.C.A.’s Asphalt Green update deemed inadequate:  At Community Board 1’s Battery Park City Committee meeting on July 3, Matthew Monahan, a spokesperson for the Battery Park City Authority, gave a status report on B.P.C.A. activities but neglected to mention Asphalt Green Battery Park City. C.B. 1 public […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  New B.P.C.A. board members appointed: On Wed., June 20, the New York State Senate confirmed Dennis Mehiel as the new chairman of the Battery Park City Authority, replacing William Thompson Jr. Mehiel is the chairman, chief executive officer and sole shareholder of the Four M Corporation, one of the largest […]

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No summer camp at Asphalt Green Battery Park City: There will be no summer day camp at Asphalt Green Battery Park City this summer. According to Christina Klapper, a spokesperson for Asphalt Green, “The Battery Park City Authority determined late last week that it is not feasible to open the facility and run camp before […]

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Trouble at Gateway Plaza: Every elected official with a toehold in Lower Manhattan showed up at I.S. 276 on Thurs., May 17 for a meeting sponsored by the Gateway Plaza Tenants Association to discuss leaky windows and walls, astronomical electric bills and runaway rents at the oldest residential complex in Battery Park City. With more […]

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[media-credit name=”Downtown Express photos by Terese Loeb Kreuzer ” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit] Over the weekend of May 11, three 250-square-foot cottages were erected on the World Financial Center plaza facing North Cove Marina. Designated “2012 House of the Year” by Country Living magazine, “Room to Spare” cottages have been outfitted as a guest bedroom, an outdoor […]

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