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By SAM SPOKONY   |  The new face of fitness at Southbridge Towers is Martin Luther King Addo, even though he had to come halfway around the world before opening up shop. Addo, 44, gained fame as a champion bodybuilder in his home country of Ghana, where he was twice crowned “Mr. Ghana.” After following […]

Ambrose and Peking, two of the South Street Seaport Museum’s historic ships, are open to the public on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Thanksgiving. A suggested donation of $5 includes entry to both ships. “People are very enthusiastic about Peking and Ambrose being open,” said Jonathan Boulware, interim president of the South […]

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[media-credit name=”Abby Spilka. Downtown Express photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit]BY HELAINA N. HOVITZ  |  One could argue that, technically, everyone ultimately dies alone, but what is certain is that no one wants to. To walk a slow, painful, and lonely march toward death is a cruel fate. Most people desire at the least […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Behind a frosted glass door, Vintry Wine & Whiskey is sequestered from Stone Street’s hubbub. A candle glows in a foyer draped with velvet curtains. Beyond them is a narrow, high-ceilinged room with a bar and five tall, marble-topped tables, each seating six people. The lighting is dim. The walls, […]

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[media-credit name=”Downtown Express photo by John Bayles ” align=”alignleft” width=”227″][/media-credit] White & Church at 281 Church St. has been revamped to better reflect its customers and the neighborhood in general. BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Maybe the third time is a charm. At least that’s what the executive chef-owner of White & Church is hoping. Matteo […]

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BY JOHN BAYLES | Josh Rahmani did his homework before embarking on his latest business venture, a drugstore chain he hopes will one day find its way into every neighborhood in Manhattan.   Prime Essentials opened its flagship store on 88 Leonard St. two months ago, with little fanfare — a decision Rahmani said was […]

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