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Landscape architect Signe Nielsen has shaped several public spaces — many of them in Lower Manhattan. Nielsen, 64, wears many hats: professor, author, Public Design Commission president and co-founder of Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects. She talked to Downtown Express at her Financial District office earlier this month about her myriad projects; Tribeca, where she has […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Gender equity remains a concern in public high school sports, but the Downtown community is finding its own ways of evening the playing field while the city catches up. An influx of new city funding has led to a dramatic expansion of sports offerings at the middle school and elementary levels. But […]

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Thurs., March 19 – Wed., March 25 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Slow-going for returns into Manhattan Thursday night! All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, coinciding with the closure of one New York-bound and one New Jersey-bound lane in the Holland […]

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–By Janel Bladow |March roared in dropping a cold flurry on our neighborhood. But four boys from Southbridge Towers found a way to turn the last blast of winter (we hope) into a fun, creative adventure. They built an igloo in the snow pile at the end of Water and Beekman Sts. to the delight […]

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Thurs., March 12 – Wed., March 18 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Midtown will see most of the slowdowns from the 254th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Ave. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, but Lower Manhattan will feel the domino effect. Watch for slowdowns […]

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Thurs., March 5 – Wed., March 11 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR PURIM Daylight savings time kicks in 2 a.m. Sunday! This means that Monday morning will be an Accident Alert Day: drivers will battle collective sleep deprivation, making roads more dangerous. Crash and fatality rates increase the week after daylight savings time […]

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Thurs., Feb. 26 – Wed., March 4  |  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  Lunar New Year celebrations continue in Lower Manhattan! A Chinese Lunar Festival will close Market St. between East Broadway and Division St. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Both Hudson River tunnels will be impacted by maintenance this coming week, causing […]

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A new girls volleyball club team — whose home court is in Battery Park City — won their first regional tournament this past weekend. The Asphalt Green Wave Volleyball Team, which formed last year, beat Sideout Sports from Fairfield, N.J. at an all-day tournament on Sat., Feb. 21 in Peekskill, N.Y. It was the first […]

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Thurs., Feb. 19 – Wed., Feb. 25 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR ASIAN LUNAR NEW YEAR Sunday is the 16th Lunar New Year Parade in Lower Manhattan. The following streets will have rolling closures between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.: Mott St. between Broome St. and Chatham Sq., Chatham Sq. between Mott St. […]

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Thurs., Feb. 12 – Wed., Feb. 18 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED Thursday, MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY Happy Valentine’s Day! Despite the unrelenting cold weather, expect an uptick in Saturday night travel as couples hit Lower Manhattan for romantic outings. Monday is a Summons Alert Day. Although Presidents’ Day is a recognized national holiday, only alternate side parking rules are […]

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