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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  More people out and about in the neighborhood as we spring into warmer weather! Yippee! S.O.S. meeting… Mike Weiss who is the waterfront foreman of the South Street Seaport Museum will be guest speaker at the next meeting of Save Our Seaport on Thursday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. Come to St. […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  Aaron Gross is a fifth-generation member of the Streit’s matzoh family. His great-great-grandfather Aron was the company’s founder. Today, Gross runs Streit’s with his cousins Alan Adler and Aron Pagoda. Eleven family members are in the business, and they all get along. “We are not the Durst family,” Gross quipped. Four old buildings […]

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BY WINNIE McCROY  |  Residents of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen gathered at Roosevelt Hospital on the evening of April 1 for the monthly full board meeting of Community Board 4 where among other things, they debated the application to the State Liquor Authority for a beer and wine license by Ichiran, a new restaurant to […]

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Long-running Exhibition: Pixelated, Sum of its Pieces Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St. at Hudson Street; (212) 274–0986; cmany.org; Mondays and Wednesdays, Noon–5 pm, Thursdays and Fridays, Noon–6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am–5 pm, Now – Sun, May 3; Free with $11 museum admission. This exhibition brings together emerging and mid-career artists whose […]

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Thurs., April 2 – Wed. April 8 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY. Traffic will be lighter on Holy Thursday and Good Friday but by Friday afternoon traffic will build at all Lower Manhattan crossings as Jews and friends head to Seders around the metropolitan region.  Traffic starts coagulating at 3 […]

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BY TEQUILLA MINSKY    |  Vernita N’Cognita, a.k.a. Vernita Nemec, loves cats and has always had them while making art in her Canal St. loft where she has lived since 1972. There was Molly, then Giovanni, Liz Taylor and Laser Beam. “My first cat was Pete, when I was three in Ohio,” she recalled. A few years […]

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Thurs., March 26 – Wed., April 1 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK In case last Sunday’s toll hikes didn’t make your commute sluggish enough, closures this Thursday night will create extra traffic turbulence getting to Lower Manhattan. Under the Hudson River, the Lincoln Tunnel’s south tube to New York will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday, sending inbound […]

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Landscape architect Signe Nielsen has shaped several public spaces — many of them in Lower Manhattan. Nielsen, 64, wears many hats: professor, author, Public Design Commission president and co-founder of Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects. She talked to Downtown Express at her Financial District office earlier this month about her myriad projects; Tribeca, where she has […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Gender equity remains a concern in public high school sports, but the Downtown community is finding its own ways of evening the playing field while the city catches up. An influx of new city funding has led to a dramatic expansion of sports offerings at the middle school and elementary levels. But […]

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Thurs., March 19 – Wed., March 25 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Slow-going for returns into Manhattan Thursday night! All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, coinciding with the closure of one New York-bound and one New Jersey-bound lane in the Holland […]

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