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After about two-and-a-half years of work, construction of the exterior of the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s new Fiterman Hall is nearly complete. The building suffered irreparable damage when on Sept. 11, 2011, Seven World Trade Center collapsed onto it. In a recent interview with the Downtown Express, Steve Fiterman, son of Miles and Shirley […]

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Come June,  principal Robert Rhodes is leaving Millennium High School, which he helped found and where he served as principal for 10 years. Last week, Rhodes was honored by Community Board 1 for his distinguished service at Millennium over the years.  BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Why are you leaving Millennium? I have had an amazing experience […]

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Jenny Bonnet began last month as the interim acting principal of P.S. 150, Tribeca Learning Center. Her goal is to permanently replace Maggie Siena once Seina takes the helm at the new Peck Slip School starting next fall. Bonnet discusses her affinity for P.S. 150, her experience in the city public school system and school […]

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[media-credit name="Photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer" align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] Martha Gallo BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Martha Gallo, 54, head of global compliance and regulatory management for JPMorgan Chase, was just appointed to the Battery Park City Authority board of directors. She has lived in Battery Park City for almost 30 years. Why did you move […]

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[media-credit name="Downtown Express photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Jeffrey Held, chef de cuisine at Blue Smoke in Battery Park City, checking some ribs in the smoker. The meat is smoked with hickory and apple woods. BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  At the front desk of Battery Park City’s Blue Smoke, maitre d’ […]

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[media-credit name="Photo by Aline Reynolds" align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Elizabeth Williams BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |   Financial District resident Elizabeth Williams, who has served on Community Board 1 for close to four years, will be resigning from the board in March. Williams discusses her accomplishments on the board, why she’s leaving and recalls recent memorable moments as a […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Maggie Siena, principal of P.S. 150 since 2005, will be taking the helm of the Peck Slip elementary school starting next year, when the school’s first kindergarten class will incubate at Tweed Courthouse. Siena discusses her new job, the future school’s curriculum and the classroom space at Tweed.   What about […]

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Robert LaValva, PHOTO BY:  TERESE LOEB KREUZER   BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Most institutions that embed themselves in the city’s fabric owe their existence to a group of people, but the New Amsterdam Market that just concluded its 2011 season on South Street near Peck Slip exists because one man: Robert LaValva. He was […]

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BY  TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Since February 2003, Susan Henshaw Jones has been the director of the Museum of the City of New York. In September of this year, she also became the director of the South Street Seaport Museum charged with bringing the foundering 40-year-old museum back to health after it had laid off […]

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[media-credit name="DOWNTOWN EXPRESS" align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] Shino Tanikawa BY ALINE REYNOLDS  | Last July, SoHo resident Shino Tanikawa took the helm as president of Community Education Council District Two, which has recently voted down two Downtown rezoning proposals put forth by the city Department of Education. Tanikawa, discusses her role as C.E.C. District Two president and […]

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