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BY JANEL BLADOW  |    A GREAT LOSS FOR THE SEAPORT AND ANOTHER CHIP AWAY AT HISTORY  |  Earlier this month we lost a wonderful neighbor who always had time to stop and talk about his love of all things nautical, wooden and historic. Salvatore Polisi, a master woodcarver and sculptor, was part of the […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |   Residents living near Nike’s Zoom City Arena say they’ve been slam-dunked for more than a month by construction noise and diesel fumes, and it’s left them reeling. The spacious structure, they charge, is a flagrant offensive foul against their neighborhood’s quality of life. Construction on the temporary tent — actually, […]

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Thurs., Feb. 5 – Wed., Feb. 11, 2015 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SCHEDULED TO BE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK, CHECK 311 FOR UPDATES More snow is expected this week, which means there’s a chance that alternate side parking rules will be suspended and transit will be delayed. Check 311, follow me on Twitter @GridlockSam, or […]

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Thursday, January 29 – Wednesday, February 4  |  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK.  Check 311 for updates Below-freezing temperatures and even more snowfalls are in the forecast through the week, so the snow will most likely stick around. Avoid driving if at all possible, but if you must, use extreme caution. Follow […]

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Thurs., Jan. 22 – Wed., Jan. 28 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED ALL WEEK The trial of Khalid al-Fawwaz began on Tues., Jan. 20 and will continue through the week. Heavy security around Foley Square for the trial will make for slow traffic on Lafayette and Centre Sts. All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn […]

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Thurs., Jan. 15 – Wed., Jan. 22 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is a Summons Alert Day! It may be a three-day weekend for schools and most offices, but it’s no three-day weekend for parking rules. Only alternate side parking is suspended on […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  It may be a dreary cold January but that doesn’t stop the Seaport from buzzing. Our little community may be in development brouhaha, but we still blossom with the local energy that makes us special — at least to us long-time residents. Ties that bind… Some supporters of the new Seaport […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |   The strong smell of shoe polish permeated the air while the rhythmic swipe-swipe of a cloth burnishing shoe could be heard as Carmine Colletti discussed the uncertain fate of his shoe repair store at Brookfield Place. Along with his brother, Charlie, the Collettis have been a part of the Battery […]

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BY DEBORAH GLICK  |    As many of you know, besides being your local assemblymember, I am also a huge fan of the National Football League. Although, I am foremost a New York Giants fan (unlike a nameless New Jersey governor who roots for the Cowboys!), I love to watch well-played games, and there are […]

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Thurs., Jan. 8 – Wed., Jan. 14, 2015 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Temperatures are dropping to below-freezing this week and the city has officially issued the first snow alert of the new year. Avoid driving if at all possible during snow alerts, but if you must drive, use extreme caution! […]

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