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[media-credit name=”Photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer ” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit] A game of Mah Jongg, in progress at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park City. The museum is staging its second annual Mah Jongg Marathon on Sunday, March 11 as a fundraiser. BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Second annual Mah Jongg Marathon at the […]

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Asphalt Green Battery Park City in limbo: According to Anat Gerstein, a spokesperson for Asphalt Green, “The Asphalt Green Battery Park City community center has not yet received a confirmed date from the Battery Park City Authority as to when Asphalt Green staff can gain access to the facility at 212 North End Ave. We […]

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[media-credit name=”Downtown Express photos by Terese Loeb Kreuzer ” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit] On Monday, Feb. 6, food trucks started serving lunch on North End Avenue in the cul-de-sac at Vesey Street next to the World Financial Center. There will be four food trucks there every day, Monday to Friday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. World […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  B.P.C.A. adopts severance policy: At its Board of Directors meeting on Jan. 31, the Battery Park City Authority formally ratified a severance policy that will apply to the 19 people who were summarily fired on Nov. 9, 2011. It will also apply going forward should workforce reductions be necessary from […]

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[media-credit name=”Downtown Express photos by Terese Loeb Kreuzer ” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit] At P.S./I.S. 276’s second annual winter carnival on Jan. 21, third-grader Darshan Singh, 8, thought of telling jokes to raise money for the school — an idea that netted $103. His father, Harry, held a sign that said “$1 for a joke” as Darshan’s […]

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[media-credit name=”Downtown Express photos by Terese Loeb Kreuzer ” align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit] Barbecued ribs and grilled oysters at Battery Park City’s Blue Smoke, which opened on Jan. 2, 2012 with a limited menu. The full dinner menu will be available beginning Jan. 9. Battery Park City’s restaurant row: Battery Park City may soon be known as […]

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C.B. 1’s Housing Committee: Community Board 1’s Housing Committee is only four months old, but they have been a busy four months. The group that is now officially recognized as a C.B. 1 committee actually started its work four years ago with the preparation of a guide to rent stabilized housing in Lower Manhattan. That […]

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New B.P.C.A. severance policy: Five of the 19 people who were laid off by the Battery Park City Authority on Nov. 9 came to the B.P.C.A. Board of Directors meeting on Dec. 20 with a written request for “a fair and equitable severance package” and more. They also wanted their medical coverage to be extended […]

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[media-credit name=”Downtown Express photos by Terese Loeb Kreuzer ” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit] The Battery Park City Parks Conservancy’s annual holiday celebration took place on Dec. 8 with carol singing, hot cider and cocoa and cookies. As the crowd counted down, the lights on a tree facing South Cove were turned on. Food trucks coming to B.P.C.: […]

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The habit of giving: Vince Smith, who has had a hairdressing salon in Battery Park City for more than 20 years, makes a habit of using his skills and resources for charity. Most recently, on Dec. 4, he donned a Santa Claus suit and opened his salon at 300 Rector Place to anyone who wanted […]

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