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Mercy Corps departs: Mercy Corps’ Action Center to End World Hunger at 6 River Terrace closed on June 30. Through the end of the year, the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy will use the 4,000-square-foot space for programming while the Battery Park City Authority determines what else to do with it. In February 2008, the […]

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B.P.C. ice rink: With the steamy days of summer upon us, the prospect of a Battery Park City ice skating rink this year seems particularly inviting. The Battery Park City Authority issued an R.F.P. (Request for Proposals) to vendors who might be interested in running a rink. A bidders’ conference took place on June 24 […]

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Winter Garden shows will go on: The Winter Garden stairs will stay when Brookfield Properties, owner of the World Financial Center, undertakes a $250 million renovation that will begin in October and end in 2013. Brookfield’s ambitious — and free — arts programming will also stay, according to Debra Simon, Brookfield’s vice president of arts […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Library lions proposal hits snag: For several years, some residents of Battery Park City including Community Board 1 members Tom Goodkind and Dennis Gault have been hoping that sculptor Tom Otterness would create lions to be placed in front of the Battery Park City branch library. Otterness’ sculpture, “The Real […]

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World Financial Center stores to close: All of the retail stores on the south side of 2 World Financial Center will close on Sept. 30 according to Melissa Coley, vice president of investor relations and communications for Brookfield Properties, which owns the World Financial Center. These stores include Urban Athletics, SouthWest NY restaurant, Boomerang Toys, […]

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Cuomo nominates real estate developer to B.P.C.A. Board: With no public announcement and no fanfare, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated real estate developer Donald Capoccia to the Battery Park City Authority Board of Directors. Capoccia is the managing principal and founder of BFC Partners, a real estate firm that has been noted for creating affordable […]

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Great Hudson River Swim: Last Saturday, 362 swimmers from as far west as California and Hawaii and from Ireland, England, Australia, Serbia, India, Canada and a few other places on the map jumped into the Hudson River at Christopher Street in Greenwich Village and swam to North Cove Marina in Battery Park City, 1.6 miles […]

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BY Terese Loeb Kreuzer New sod: A high fence now surrounds the West Thames Park playing field, where the muck is extra thick because of recent rains. However, pots of greens sit promisingly on the periphery of the mud. After months of bickering, the New York State Department of Transportation and the Battery Park City […]

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B.P.C.A. picks auditing firm: After not having an internal auditor for months, at its meeting on May 10, the Battery Park City Authority Board of Directors voted to hire an outside firm to serve as the Authority’s auditor of internal functions. The New Jersey-based firm of WithumSmith+Brown has been retained for three years at a […]

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Ground Rents deal approved: At its Board of Directors meeting on Tues., May 10, the Battery Park City Authority approved a deal affecting 11 Battery Park City condominiums that will lower ground rents by 35 percent between 2012 and 2042 of what they would have been had the agreement not been approved. Rather than fluctuating […]

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