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Asphalt Green opening delayed: Asphalt Green Battery Park City, the community center at 212 North End Ave., was supposed to open in November, but will not open until Feb. 1 because of permitting delays. The Battery Park City Authority owns the facility and has entered into a five-year contract with Asphalt Green to run it. […]

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Boldface eyewear: Artsee, as its name implies, is more than just a place to buy a new pair of specs. The optical shop, which opened on Nov. 16 at 220 Murray St. in the Goldman Sachs building, sells eyeglass frames that were designed to be noticed. It also sells art, with exhibits of photographs, sculpture […]

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Canstruction at the World Financial Center: Every year, on the night of the Canstruction build, teams from some of the city’s top architectural and engineering firms plus some students under their direction apply their skills to erecting improbable sculptures out of canned food. This year, among other phantasmagoria, a giant seahorse reared its head, balancing […]

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[media-credit name=”Downtown Express photos by Terese Loeb Kreuzer ” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit] A bridge spans West Street at Rector Place in Battery Park City. Community Board 1’s Battery Park City Committee would like to have monitored security cameras on the bridge but thus far the committee has not found a way to have them installed. B.P.C.A. […]

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Final night at World Financial Center for SouthWest NY: The decibel level and enthusiasm at SouthWest NY on the night of Oct. 27 made it seem like the scene of a boisterous New Year’s Eve party. But it wasn’t. After more than 12 years at 2 World Financial Center, this was SouthWest NY’s last night […]

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[media-credit name=”Downtown Express photos by Terese Loeb Kreuzer” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit] Francois Payard Bakery in Battery Park City’s Goldman Sachs alley was still closed on Oct. 25, eight days after it was supposed to open. François Payard Bakery not yet open: The front door of the François Payard Bakery in Goldman Sachs alley still said “closed” […]

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Go Fish: The white caps on the Hudson River were gleaming on the morning of Oct. 15 as Bill Fink, 85, helped youngsters reel in fish from the river. More than 20 years ago, Fink founded the Go Fish program for the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy to teach youngsters about catch-and-release fishing and about […]

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Classic yacht race: Under the brilliant sun of Columbus Day weekend, seven classic vessels plied New York harbor in a dazzling display of tall masts and sails. On each of the three days, they were to have raced each other up and down the harbor, but said Michael Fortenbaugh, commodore of the North Cove Marina, […]

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Scaffolding everywhere: A forest of scaffolding has sprung up in the southern part of Battery Park City, with more to come. The reason for this, according to Patrick O’Donovan, the super at 1 Rector Park, is “Local Law 11,” which mandates façade inspections and repairs every five years. “The buildings have to hire an engineering […]

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World Financial Center construction delayed: Construction on 2 World Financial Center was supposed to begin around now, with all of the stores in the southern wing shuttered by Sept. 25. But construction has been delayed by a month. SouthWest NY, The Grill Room, Columbus Bakery, Boomerang Toys, Urban Athletics, Cobbler Express and Add Accessories will […]

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