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Wed., Oct, 2 – Tues., Oct. 8 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Triple trouble at the East River this weekend! Closures at the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges and Battery Tunnel mean slow going in and to Lower Manhattan. All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will close 12:01 a.m. Sunday to 5 […]

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BY BOB KRASNER  |  Electric pianos? Don’t talk to Ray Santiago about electric pianos. “I hate electric pianos!” he said, emphatically. The 59-year-old has been playing on natural “88’s” since he was 10 years old and nothing has taken him away from his love for the instrument. He was 7 years old when he emigrated […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FOR SHEMINI ATZERETH AND SIMCHAS TORAH The U.N. General Assembly continues this week and will have some impacts on Lower Manhattan traffic. Although President Obama has come and gone, there will still be some domino traffic as drivers avoid the Queens-Midtown Tunnel and opt for the Williamsburg […]

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B.P.C.A. shuts down funding spigot: Because of directives from New York State, the Battery Park City Authority can no longer use any of its discretionary funds for charitable donations. This means that the B.P.C.A. will no longer be able to help support the arts programming at Brookfield which it had previously been supporting with contributions […]

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Wed., Sept. 18 – Tue., Sept. 24 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FOR SUKKOT The U.N. General Assembly opens this week and will have some impacts on Lower Manhattan traffic. The biggest impacts will be on Monday and Tuesday, the 23rd and 24th, when President Obama comes to town. He usually choppers […]

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As I write this Monday, Pier 17 is being emptied — shops closing, doors locking. Hundreds of people put out of work while small businesses that have been struggling are now gone. Many of the small shops and restaurants beyond the Howard Hughes Corporation’s  grasp are still struggling or closed. Meanwhile, Fulton St. is alive […]

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Behind the vote: On the afternoon and early evening of primary day, Sept. 10, an informal exit poll at the Regatta on West Thames St., one of three polling places in Battery Park City, revealed an electorate whose votes were largely determined by who they were voting against rather than who they were voting for. […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED SATURDAY FOR YOM KIPPUR Special Alert for Lower Manhattan on Wednesday!  In observance of the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the following streets will close 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Liberty, Cedar, Thames, Greenwich, Washington, Albany, and Vesey Sts. A protest against military action in Syria will gather […]

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Wednesday, Sept. 4 to Tuesday, Sept. 10 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FOR ROSH HASHANAH All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will close 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Monday, as well as 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Monday, and Tuesday nights. That means more traffic at the inbound […]

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West Thames bridge Having gotten burned at Pier A, the Battery Park City Authority has been very cautious about committing to a bridge over West Street at West Thames. The B.P.C.A. says it will advance $2 million toward the design of the bridge but that’s it until some definite specs are on the table and […]

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