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B.P.C.A. commendation: The Battery Park City Authority Board of Directors meeting on Oct. 22 began with applause for Gladys Pearlman and James Miner, Battery Park City Parks Conservancy staff members who had thwarted a would-be predator at the neighborhood  ball fields with actions that led to his arrest. According to an account of the incident […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY FOR IDUL-ADHA At times Lower Manhattan seems like the epicenter of the world. Earlier this week Abu Anas al-Libi, the suspected al Qaeda terrorist, arrived in N.Y.C. On Tuesday the Federal Courthouse in Foley Square was ringed with security. Expect traffic on Centre St. to continue to […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED MONDAY AND TUESDAY FOR COLUMBUS DAY AND IDUL-ADHA A confusing few days for parkers next week, starting on Monday with Columbus Day.  Alternate side and school parking rules by public schools and many private schools are suspended Monday.  All other rules, including meters, remain in effect.  Next Tuesday through Thursday […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Pedestrian safety:  Most people agree that crossing North and South End Aves. can be dicey at times, with cars, buses and bicycles coming from various directions. Studies conducted by the New York City Department of Transportation did not persuade the D.O.T. that additional traffic lights were necessary, however, Josh Benson, […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW   |  It’s beginning to feel like autumn even though August felt more like fall than summer but I digress…just happy the ‘hood is shaping up and shaking off the hurricane horror of last year. So much is happening this month… Rally around the lighthouse… A number of politicians, community leaders and […]

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By JANEL BLADOW  | [Originally posted, Oct. 8, 2013] It’s beginning to feel like autumn even though August felt more like fall than summer but I digress…just happy the ‘hood is shaping up and shaking off the hurricane horror of last year. So much is happening this month… Rally around the lighthouse… A number of […]

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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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