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[media-credit name=”Downtown Express photos by Terese Loeb Kreuzer ” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit] On a visit to the Irish Hunger Memorial on May 1, children from Battery Park City met Michael Higgins, the president of Ireland and his wife Sabina (right), who were posing for pictures with Gayle Horwitz (left), president of the Battery Park City Authority, […]

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[media-credit name=”Photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit] On April 19, around 25 Battery Park City residents and business owners gathered at the Manhattan Yacht Club’s clubhouse, the William Wall, in North Cove Marina to discuss B.P.C.’s annual block party. BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Block party planning:  At last year’s 10th annual Battery Park City Block […]

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Spring/summer menu at Merchants River House:  As reliably as the appearance of robins and daffodils in Battery Park City, spring means a revised menu at Merchants River House — the restaurant on the esplanade with two outdoor patios and a great view of the Hudson River. The revised menu partially reflects the desire for lighter, […]

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Toronto-based artist Katharine Harvey is re-creating a chandelier made from recycled plastic containers in the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center that she first made for Brookfield Place in Toronto. The chandelier will be 21 feet long and 15 feet wide and will hang from the ceiling of the Winter Garden from April 15 […]

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[media-credit name=”Downtown Express photos by Terese Loeb Kreuzer ” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit] Elena Parkhomenko, whose child has been waitlisted for kindergarten, voiced her concerns at the Battery Park City Authority’s second Town Hall meeting, which was held on March 29. B.P.C.A. president Gayle Horwitz said that the Authority can be a “bully pulpit” but doesn’t have […]

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[media-credit name=”Terese Loeb Kreuzer” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit] Downtown Express photos by Terese Loeb Kreuzer Margaret Kittredge, a designer at Bloom, the high-end flower and lifestyle store that opened on March 19 in the passageway between Goldman Sachs headquarters and the Conrad hotel. BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Bloom opens in Goldman Sachs alley: A high-end flower […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Angels in Africa clothing drive: From now through April 15, six Battery Park City buildings owned by Milstein Properties are collecting clothing for people in rural Kenya that will be distributed via a charity called Angels in Africa that was started by Janet Martin, Milstein’s chief administrative officer. Martin was […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Conrad New York hotel opening: The Conrad New York hotel at 102 North End Ave. on the site of the former Embassy Suites hotel opens on March 19 after a complete makeover. It has 463 guest rooms, all of them suites, a Mediterranean restaurant called Atrio whose executive chef, Anthony […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | B.P.C. boxwood at Philadelphia International Flower Show:  Battery Park City’s boxwood isn’t actually at the Philadelphia International Flower Show this week but Andrea Filippone, the woman who brought boxwoods to Battery Park City, is there talking about her cultivation methods. The Philly flower show, which takes up 33 acres at […]

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[media-credit name=”Downtown Express photos by Terese Loeb Kreuzer ” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit] Battery Place Market opened at 240 Murray St. in the Goldman Sachs headquarters building on Jan. 30 and has proven so popular that its hours have been extended. BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Battery Place Market is a hit: When the Battery Place Market […]

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