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Citi Bikes, for me or you?

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 […]

BY JACQUELINE PODEWILS  | On the eve of Hurricane Sandy, the view of the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge was distorted by the Xs of blue tape plastered onto the window. Hours earlier, we were having fun under that same bridge as water splashed over the railing and onto South Street. We smiled, we soaked our clothes, and […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE |  When Hurricane Sandy rolled toward the East Coast, the city immediately began to prepare for emergency conditions, including evacuation. Yet fewer people seemed worried about the storm after Irene failed to cause the damage predicted last year. Shortly before noon on Sun., Oct. 28, Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked residents to evacuate the […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  A beautifully painted map of the world showing animals native to each continent and a collection of quirky, carved animals greet visitors to “Compass: Folk Art in Four Directions,” an exhibit that will be on view at the South Street Seaport Museum through early October. The exhibit, inspired by New […]

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[media-credit name=”Photo by Marshall James Kavanaugh ” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit] City Winery in Hudson Square has a Super Bowl party geared toward wine-lovers. BY MARSHALL JAMES KAVANAUGH  |  For some New Yorkers, it’s an occasion more celebrated than New Years. “Probably, the biggest night out around town for bars and restaurants is the night that the […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  The anniversary of 9/11 has taken on a whole new meaning for me since I joined the Downtown Express a little over a year ago. Like many Americans, I have a flashbulb memory of exactly where I was on Sept. 11, 2001. I was in the 10th grade at Wheatley High […]

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