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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Sunday is Father’s Day! Traffic is not as bad as on Mother’s Day but I expect the Holland Tunnel to be jammed late afternoon. FASTRACK repairs on the Broadway line mean no trains at N, Q, and R stations in Manhattan 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |    Summer is upon us… let’s hope the action in the hood helps keep our special neighborhood afloat! Italian food tour… The regional gastronomical tour of Italy continues this week at Acqua where Chef Ivan Beacco conjures culinary hits from Marche. Located in central eastern Italy, Marche boasts more than 100 […]

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Miramar opens at South Cove: Miramar, the Mediterranean seafood restaurant that opened on June 5 at 21 South End Ave. (facing South Cove), is a family enterprise. It is owned by Naglaa Mohamed and Tamer Abdelgawad, by Mohamed’s aunt and uncle, Una and Aldo Eskandar, and by two cousins. Miramar is also part of the Battery […]

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Dates: Thursday, June 6 – Tuesday, June 11 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  Here’s Transit Sam’s review of New York City’s new bike share program after 8 rides throughout Downtown: 1-      These are good-looking bikes that ride and handle great. 2-      Stations are ubiquitous in Lower Manhattan meaning many taxi and subway […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE  |  A new ballet school opened last week in Battery Park City, focused on making ballet accessible to young children, as parents enroll their kids in dance lessons at younger and younger ages. Children’s Warehouse, a ballet studio for children ages three months to six years, opened its doors at The Club […]

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 Pier A update: The lights are on in Pier A but for the Battery Park City Authority, which has been charged by the city with renovating the historic pier at the southern end of Battery Park City, there does not yet seem to be light at the end of the tunnel. The pier was well […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Come run or walk with Transit Sam at the American Heart Association Wall Street Run and Walk at 6:45 p.m. Thursday! The race will close streets in the Financial District 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening, including Murray, Greenwich, Warren, Church, Liberty, William, Pearl, South William, […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  One of the frequently heard fears about the Citi Bike program is that it will just mean thousands of more cyclists zooming around on the streets dangerously out of control. I got a chance to test-ride one of the new bike-share cycles just before the program started, and “zooming” wasn’t exactly […]

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Sunday Parking Rules in effect MONDAY Memorial Day Memorial Day weekend is upon us! This means Lower Manhattan will see monster traffic jams at area bridges and tunnels on Thursday and Friday. Hardest hit will be the Holland Tunnel approaches from Canal, Varick, and Broome Sts. The Broome St. back-up, around 4 p.m. both days, may extend all the way to Lafayette St. The […]

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Fruit Wars: For most of the last six years, vendors have sold fruit from a cart parked on the northwest corner of Albany St. and South End Avenue. But on the night of May 15, the fruit stand had been replaced by a table holding a petition and a board displaying handwritten signs, many of them […]

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