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Wed. Jan. 8 – Tues., Jan. 14 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK As temperatures climb above freezing – looks like 50s for the weekend! – more folks will be out and about on the roads. Airlines should be returning to normal service, as should Metro-North and L.I.R.R. Check mta.info for schedule information. […]

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Wed., Jan. 1 – Tues., Jan. 7 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY Happy New Years Lower Manhattanites! Here’s the deal with parking rules on New Year’s Day: alternate side parking is suspended, meters are suspended, and all signs without the word ‘Anytime’ are suspended. New year, new mayor: Bloomberg’s […]

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Wed., Dec. 25 – Tues., Dec. 31 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY, CHRISTMAS DAY Merry Christmas Lower Manhattanites! Travel safely and enjoy the holiday. On Christmas Day – and Christmas Day only – alternate side parking rules, meter rules, and rules like “No Parking Monday through Friday” are suspended. All rules that include […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all my readers! ‘Tis the season for major gridlock: The city has announced Gridlock Alert Days on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Traffic volumes will be higher all over the city, especially at crossings in Lower Manhattan: the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges […]

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Wed., Dec. 11 – Tues., Dec. 17 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Frigid temperatures pose hazards for pedestrians and drivers alike. Pedestrians will be darting across streets to get where they are going faster; not all of them make it. Very high on the crash list is Canal St., especially for those […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Wednesday is a Gridlock Alert Day for the Rock Center Tree Lighting! Residual delays will creep Downtown as Fifth and Sixth Aves. close between 48th and 52nd Sts. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., as do all crosstown streets between 48th and 52nd Sts. between Fifth and Sixth […]

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It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas so let’s cheer those of our cool neighborhood who have survived the last year, recently returned or are still plugging away to make it back soon! A mysterious caper…. “The Cat in the Hat” can quickly clean up messes, but he has nothing on the […]

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By SAM SPOKONY   |  The new face of fitness at Southbridge Towers is Martin Luther King Addo, even though he had to come halfway around the world before opening up shop. Addo, 44, gained fame as a champion bodybuilder in his home country of Ghana, where he was twice crowned “Mr. Ghana.” After following […]

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Wednesday, November 27 – Tuesday, December 3 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR THANKSGIVING Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day(s) off but here’s your blow-by-blow description of what to expect if you’re driving. Wednesday afternoon will see traffic jams at approached to every river crossing.  First domino to topple will be the Holland Tunnel approaches […]

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After Hurricane Sandy devastated much of Lower Manhattan last year, its after effects on middle school sports Downtown were equally harsh. More than two weeks of the fall season had to be cancelled, leading to a last-ditch attempt to reschedule the city’s middle school volleyball championship. When last year’s championship match was finally played, the […]

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