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Monday, Oct. 31 marked the first day for ill 9/11 survivors to apply for compensation under the James Zadroga 9/11 Healthcare Act. “I am pleased to announce that the V.C.F. is now accepting claims applications on its website, www.VCF.gov,” said V.C.F. Special Master Sheila Birnbaum in a personal note to survivors announcing the news. “Users […]

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The greenmarket that operates in Zuccotti Park on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. has a new, temporary location. The market, which moved to West Broadway between Barclay Street and Park Place on Oct. 25, will remain at the temporary location indefinitely, according to Michael Hurwitz, director of Greenmarket, a program of GrowNYC. Hurwitz […]

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The Peck Slip elementary school just might be bigger than it’s slated to be, after all. A letter Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver received this week from the city Department of Education indicates it is considering granting Lower Manhattan its wish to expand the school, which is slated to open in 2015. The letter, signed by […]

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A new secretary will soon take the helm at Community Board 1. Battery Park City resident and C.B l member Anthony Notaro, who chairs the board’s B.P.C. committee and co-chairs its planning and community infrastructure committee, was elected the board’s new secretary on Tues., Oct. 25. He will replace Noel Jefferson, who received a round […]

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Construction of Governors Island’s park and public spaces is only a few months away, the Trust for Governors Island announced on Mon., Oct. 24. Shovels will be in the ground starting in 2012. During the construction period, the island will remain open to the public on weekends and holiday Mondays in the 2012-13 public access […]

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Hearings begin this week in Washington D.C on a proposed bill to establish federal funding for the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. The legislation would grant the memorial and museum $20 million in annual funding, which amounts to roughly one third of its operating budget. The federal government previously pitched in $250 million to […]

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New York Cares is leaving its home on W. 29th Street and heading to Lower Manhattan. While the organization, which facilitates volunteer programs for public schools, nonprofits and various city agencies, is moving down in a geographical sense, it is moving up in terms of square feet. The organization currently occupies a little more than […]

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Already the largest landlord in Lower Manhattan, Brookfield Office Properties will soon own even more office space in the neighborhood. According to reports, Bank of America has agreed to let Brookfield take their 49 percent stake in the 4 World Financial Center building. However, the Wall Street Journal reported that Bank of America would continue […]

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The Wall Street Bourse,  on display Fri., Oct. 21 and Sat., Oct. 22, will showcase global and domestic bank notes along with stock and bond certificates in a wide array of topics and subjects such as railroads, mining, autos, aviation, Internet and technology, telecommunications and navigation. There will also be autographs, coins, tokens and other […]

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The Seaport Museum New York’s famed printing shop, Bowne & Co., Stationers, is reopening its doors to the public on Fri., Oct. 14, according to Susan Henshaw Jones  director of the Museum of the City of New York, the entity that has temporarily assumed control of the struggling maritime museum. M.C.N.Y. has rehired master printer Robert […]

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