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Thurs., June 26 – Wed., July 2 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK East River tunnel trouble over the weekend, and Hudson River tunnel trouble Thursday night: one tube of the Battery Tunnel will close 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. One lane will remain open in each direction in the other tube. In the […]

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Thurs., June 19 – Wed., June 25  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK It’s been one year since I last reviewed bike share. Now, after nearly 100 rides here’s my updated review: 1. The bikes are holding up reasonably well. The seats are cracking and look like they won’t make it another […]

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Thurs., June 12 – Wed., June 18 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK It’s been one year since I last reviewed bike share. Now, after nearly 100 rides here’s my updated review: 1. The bikes are holding up reasonably well. The seats are cracking and look like they won’t make it another […]

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Thurs., June 5 – Wed., June 11  |  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR SHAVUOT River-lock strikes Lower Manhattan once again with closures at the Hudson and East River crossings. In the Battery Tunnel, one tube will close 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. One lane of traffic will remain open in […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Summer’s here… Let the fun begin! Piano sand bar… Could it have accompanied former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in her swan song when she lost her run for mayor last year? Or, is this what we get for the $7 million she committed when she was running hot and heavy […]

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Jessica Lappin, 39, the former Upper East Side City Councilmember and candidate for Manhattan borough president, was hired as president of the Alliance for Downtown New York in February. She now runs the city’s largest business improvement district. It’s a busy time for the Alliance with the recent and pending openings around the World Trade […]

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Thurs., May 29 – Wed., June 4 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY AND WEDNESDAY FOR SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION AND SHAVUOT East River gridlock over the weekend! There will be a full weekend closure of all Manhattan-bound lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge. The closure will start midnight Friday night and run through 6 […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR MEMORIAL DAY May the get-away games begin!  With Memorial Day weekend fast approaching, brace for heavier traffic than we’ve seen in the past few years. Traffic is up at all bridges and tunnels and at airports. No need to fear, Transit Sam is here! Lower Manhattan will […]

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Thurs., May 15 – Wed., May 21, 2014 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Gridlock alert! President Obama and the First Lady will attend the dedication ceremony for the September 11 Memorial and Museum, which starts at 10 a.m. Thursday. Security will be very tight and many streets will be closed near […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Our little village within the Big City is bursting … with news … much like blooming May flowers! Seaport S.O.S.… Save Our Seaport, a community watchdog organization, held a couple of great informational Town Hall Meetings last week. The goal of these meet-ups at the Titanic Memorial Park (Water and Fulton […]

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