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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 JANEL BLADOW   |  It’s beginning to feel like autumn even though August felt more like fall than summer but I digress…just happy the ‘hood is shaping up and shaking off the hurricane horror of last year. So much is happening this month… Rally around the lighthouse… A number of politicians, community leaders and […]

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By JANEL BLADOW  | [Originally posted, Oct. 8, 2013] It’s beginning to feel like autumn even though August felt more like fall than summer but I digress…just happy the ‘hood is shaping up and shaking off the hurricane horror of last year. So much is happening this month… Rally around the lighthouse… A number of […]

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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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