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Insider trade-off: Modified bill requiring residents on BPCA board passes Albany

BY COLIN MIXSON Crusading state Sen. Daniel Squadron finally succeeded in swaying Albany’s Republican-dominated Senate to pass legislation requiring local representation on the Battery Park City Authority in a late-night vote June 21 — but the victory came too late to prevent Gov. Cuomo from packing the current board with an all-outsider slate. The bill […]

BY COLIN MIXSON Gov. Cuomo has once again ignored the pleas of Battery Park City residents and appointed three outsiders to fill vacancies on the neighborhood’s ruling council. There are now no residents on the board of the Battery Park City Authority, despite repeated calls by residents, elected officials, and local civic leaders to expand […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON The Downtown Alliance has tapped influential Brookfield Property Group honcho Ric Clark to serve as the business improvement district’s new chairman. Clark will replace departing chairman Alan Scott, who chose not to seek reelection following the end of his term last month. Clark, who currently fills an executive role at Brookfield as […]

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ROBBERY PATTERN Cops are on the hunt for a robber wanted for two heinous robberies committed Downtown beginning on June 13. The first victim, 50, told police she was inside the Spring Street Subway Station near Sixth Avenue at 10:53 am, when the suspect grabbed her from behind and held a cloth over her mouth […]

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BY JACKSON CHEN He’s only been at the helm of the Museum of Jewish Heritage for nine months, but Michael Glickman is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Battery Park City institution. Since his start as museum president last September, Glickman, 39, has been pushing the museum at 36 Battery Place to expand its reach […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Old sports and bearcats from throughout the city grabbed their straw boaters and belted on their Oxford bags for the city’s finest prohibition-era sockdollager since the end of Prohibition! The two-day  Jazz Age Lawn Party saw Governors Island filled with horn-tootin’ orchestras and Peabody dance routines ripped straight from the 1920s, and […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON The city’s transit agency has finally agreed to fund a study seeking solutions for the traffic nightmare created by the Financial District’s medieval streetscape. Department of Transportation hasn’t released any information regarding the scope of the planned study, but locals are hailing the announcement nonetheless as a welcome move towards less chaotic […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON The city has finally agreed to establish written protocols specifying how and when schools should be notified of emergencies in response to public outrage after a shooting that occurred near numerous Downtown schools that police never warned. The new rules will help parents make better decisions in the event of a crisis, and […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A new adventure sailing camp will kick off its first season at Pier 25 next week, empowering kids to plot wind-powered forays to destinations up and down the Hudson — usually with an aim of getting lunch, according to the camp’s director “We’ve found that lunch is usually the first question we […]

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BY JACKSON CHEN The thousands of rescue and recovery workers who risked their lives at Ground Zero — often called the “forgotten heroes” of the 9/11 attacks — will finally be remembered with a permanent monument at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, according to Gov, Andrew Cuomo. On May 30, Cuomo, joined by […]

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