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As I write this Monday, Pier 17 is being emptied — shops closing, doors locking. Hundreds of people put out of work while small businesses that have been struggling are now gone. Many of the small shops and restaurants beyond the Howard Hughes Corporation’s  grasp are still struggling or closed. Meanwhile, Fulton St. is alive […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW | Summer fun is rampant. Even our neighbors who don’t disappear every August are enjoying the scene (and pleasant weather) on our newly cobbled streets (or most of them)! Which brings up the exciting news that Water St. is nearly all repaved, Front is nearing completion but Peck Slip will be ongoing […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Summer has kicked off in grand style. From the sidewalk cafes filled with suppin’ patrons to the street rocking with music lovin’ hipsters at the 4Knots Music Festival with Kurt Vile & The Violators to The Babies and Fat Tony…the nabe was alive and thriving once again. Feeling the progress… With […]

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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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Six months since Sandy…Summer can’t come soon enough for most of us. The construction and clatter continue but we do see some progress. Still, most New Yorkers and outsiders have no idea how difficult it remains for many businesses down here. Dare we say “May Day”? ¡Vamos a celebrarlo! Cinco de Mayo celebrations begin this […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Those prognosticators of changing seasons, furry rodents named Phil and Sam, say spring is around the corner. As residents of the South Street Seaport, we sure hope so — maybe warmer weather can help speed up construction on our streets. Musical evening… Our own Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra celebrates its Season 5 […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  We survived and have been picking up. Things are now perking and with Christmas and New Year’s just weeks away, let the partying begin. Restaurant Roundup… Every week, more of our local restaurants, pubs and haunts reopen. Had dinner Monday, Dec. 3, at Mark Joseph (261Water St.) and split a Porterhouse […]

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Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue… Home is where the heart is — and for Matthew Rosenstein and Nicholas Kurczewski, it was the ground-floor space on Front Street between Jeremy’s Ale House and SUteiShi Restaurant. For three years, they made the spot their home, often watching and waving as people passed by their […]

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Hello Sandy… People walking around the drizzly, dark South Street Seaport, defying the mandatory evacuation order. I talk with my neighbors, and they all are staying. I hunker in with my computer for the night. Seven o’clock and “poof” — with an electric zap, the lights go off. Darkness surrounds me except for the computer […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  | Summer breezed by much too fast again this year. Am I the only one who still hasn’t broken out her winter wear? Goblin-gook… The end of the month is looming! All of you who love treats, scary stuff and dressing up should gather around again for the 23rd annual trick-or-treat event in […]

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