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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  The ice skating rink and blow up music venue are gone. Sidewalk café tables are coming out. Spring must be on its way. And with it comes a lot of rebirth around our neighborhood. Cha..cha..changes… Good and bad news with the closing of Meade’s on Peck Slip. Sadly our neighborhood hangout […]

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Thurs., March 13 – Wed., March 19 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Midtown will be hardest hit by the 253rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Ave. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday but Lower Manhattan will feel the domino effect.  The limits of the parade are 42nd […]

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Thurs., March 6 – Wed., March 12 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The terrorism trial of Abu Ghaith, Obama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, is underway at the Manhattan Federal Court in Foley Square. Expect turbulence on Lafayette and Centre Sts. Anything is possible, meaning streets could close without warning, so be forewarned. […]

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Thurs., Feb. 27 – Wed., March 5 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY FOR ASH WEDNESDAY Prepare for nocturnal gridlock getting into Lower Manhattan Thursday night. The New York-bound south tube of the Lincoln Tunnel will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday, sending some drivers south to the Holland. Meanwhile, one inbound […]

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Thursday, February 20 – Wednesday, February 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THROUGH SUNDAY FOR SNOW REMOVAL; CHECK 311 FOR UPDATES The First Lady is coming to town! Around 11 a.m. Thursday, she’ll visit the New Museum on the Bowery at Stanton St. Her arrival and departure will slow Bowery down to a crawl. […]

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By Janel Bladow  |  Snow. Ice. Cold. Hearts. Chocolate. Love. It must be February. What better way to comfort the body and warm the soul than with good food. Two restaurants. Two chefs. Two different approaches to fun. Too cool! A gastronomic event of epic proportions… A bit of superlative but once you read on, you’ll […]

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Thurs., Feb. 13 – Wed., Feb. 19 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURS- SAT. FOR SNOW REMOVAL AND MONDAY FOR PRESIDENT’S DAY. Happy Valentine’s Day! Despite the snow predictions, expect an uptick in Friday night travel as couples hit Lower Manhattan for romantic outings. Fashion Week wraps up Thursday, when a few final shows […]

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Thurs., Feb. 6 – Wed., Feb. 12 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY FOR LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY; Check 311 for weather-related suspensions Fashion Week kicks off Thursday! While the runways are located at Lincoln Center, many of the big shows and parties will, of course, be Downtown.  Several events will be held at Spring Studios […]

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Thurs., Jan.30–Wed., Feb.5 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED FRIDAY FOR ASIAN LUNAR NEW YEAR What does the Super Bowl have to do with Lower Manhattan?  Well, as we all know Downtown is the place to party and we’ve got the venues.  So Saturday night expect very slow going along South St. and the West Side […]

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Thurs., Jan. 23 – Wed., Jan. 29 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SCHEDULED TO BE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK, CHECK 311 FOR UPDATES Below-freezing temperatures are forecasted through the weekend, so the snow will stick around. Avoid driving if at all possible, and if you must drive, use caution. Last week’s water main break on Fifth […]

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