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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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B.P.C.A.‘s withdrawal of support for community raises hackles: Community Board 1’s Battery Park City Committee is not happy with the Battery Park City Authority. This year, for the first time, the authority withdrew its support for such community activities as the annual block party and the Run for Knowledge, which raises funds for three neighborhoodschools. […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Let the Gridlock Games begin!  Lower Manhattan, particularly the approaches to the bridges and tunnels, will see traffic surges over the next two weeks starting this Friday.  The lines at the Holland Tunnel will start to form at around 3 p.m. on Varick St., followed by Canal […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK A slow weekend in the Holland Tunnel: The Giants look to continue their win streak against the Packers 4:30 p.m. Sunday at MetLife Stadium. That means fan traffic to the game will hit Lower Manhattan as drivers avoid the Lincoln Tunnel and head south for the Holland. […]

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Battery Park  City surprises: Anyone who has rambled around Battery Park City over the last year or so has probably come across a sinkhole. At the Battery Park City Authority Board of Directors meeting on Oct. 22, Gwen Dawson, senior vice president of asset management, confirmed that sinkholes “have been becoming more frequent over the […]

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Ambrose and Peking, two of the South Street Seaport Museum’s historic ships, are open to the public on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Thanksgiving. A suggested donation of $5 includes entry to both ships. “People are very enthusiastic about Peking and Ambrose being open,” said Jonathan Boulware, interim president of the South […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR  VETERANS DAY Happy Veterans Day! I salute all of our courageous veterans. The Veterans Day Festival will close Broadway between Morris and Beaver Sts., as well as between Liberty St. and Battery Pl., plus Whitehall St. between Stone and Water Sts. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. The […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED FRIDAY AND TUESDAY FOR ALL SAINT’S DAY AND ELECTION DAY Monster mash in Lower Manhattan! The Village Halloween Parade returns Thursday night. This year’s will be bigger and better than ever, closing Sixth Ave. between Canal and 17th Sts., Dominick St. between Varick St. and Sixth Ave., Sullivan St. between […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Just when you thought the U.N. General Assembly madness was over, President Obama is coming to town Friday to visit a school in Brooklyn and attend two Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraisers in Manhattan. Typically Lower Manhattan is impacted because POTUS frequently uses the Wall St. heliport.  Follow […]

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