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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  2014 is already off at blizzard speed. With fired up community activists, heated town hall meetings and polar vortex deep freezes, the neighborhood appears to be skating on thin ice. Not to worry, all this activity keeps our wonderful community vital during the drab season. His force be with you…. Area […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR MLK DAY Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is a Summons Alert Day! It’s no 3-day weekend for parking rules. Only alternate side parking is suspended on Monday. All other rules, including meters, are still in effect. All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will close 11 […]

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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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