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Pier pressure: Locals pound Seaport developer at town hall meeting on Pier 17 plans

BY REBECCA FIORE Seaport area residents packed the community room at Southbridge Towers on Dec. 4 to give reps from Howard Hughes Corporation an earful about the developer’s Pier 17 project at a meeting convened by Community Board 1. Beyond worries about noise, congestion and crowd control problems from the events that HHC is now […]

BY COLIN MIXSON After an outcry from people living near the Battery Park City ferry terminal, NY Waterway promised last week to pull four of its loudest ships from service — but locals say the ferry operator is already backsliding. An armada of disgruntled locals living along River Terrace unleashed a salvo of quality-of-life complaints […]

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By Colin Mixson It’s the holiday hub. Westfield World Trade has turned the Oculus transit hub into a winter wonderland for this year’s holiday season, which will feature games, performances, art exhibits, elaborate decorations, and a whole Santa’s village worth of pop up shops. The ground floor of the transit hub’s iconic atrium has been […]

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TOOL TIME Some crook stole tools from a Liberty Street work site on Nov. 30. A construction worker told police he stashed the companies tools in a locked shed at the building project between Nassau and William streets at 2:30 pm, and returned to discover a thief had opened the padlock and nabbed more than […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW The Seaport Christmas tree is moving from Fulton Street this year, ending an annual tradition that has lasted more than three decades. A Christmas tree will continue to be part of the holiday tradition at the Seaport, but this year the Howard Hughes Corporation will relocate the lavishly decorated tree to the […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON There’s nothing new about this Revolutionary holiday. Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered at Bowling Green to celebrate Evacuation Day on Friday, marking the historic occasion in 1783 when the city — and our new nation — finally rid itself of British occupation. The little-known colonial-era holiday doesn’t enjoy the same popularity as […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A city agency is shamelessly promoting a Downtown landlord’s scheme to redevelop public land for private profit, locals claim. The Department of City Planning, which was tasked with providing an impartial review of Rockrose Development’s application to convert arcade space at 200 Water St. into ground-floor retail and luxury apartments at an […]

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BY REBECCA FIORE It’s that time of year again, the most wonderful time of the year again, so gather your kiddies and bring them in tow to the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place for the high-end shopping center’s Christmastime attractions. This year, they include performances of “The Nutcracker,” the return of the Luminaries, and of […]

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SUBWAY SLEAZE Police are searching for the creep who flashed a woman on the subway, then followed her off the train and groped her on Nov. 20. A 20-year-old woman was on a southbound E train at 8 pm when the sleazeball exposed himself to her. When the train reached the Chambers Street Station, the […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON The Halloween terror attack that stole eight lives in Lower Manhattan has renewed calls to provide schools near the West Side Highway with much needed crossing guards, and local civic honchos are demanding the Mayor’s Office sit down with community members to hash out a solution before it’s too late, according to […]

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