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BY COLIN MIXSON A Parks Department plan to fence off a tiny lawn inside a Downtown green space has pitted neighbor against neighbor, with local nature lovers squaring off against a group of volunteer gardeners over just how accessible a public park should be. “It’s a small issue that has tremendous resonance in terms of […]

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By Michele DeMizio – [Sponsored] The breathtaking backdrop of beautiful Battery Park City is the perfect place to immerse your child in a nurturing, natural and peaceful environment.  As a first introduction to school and society,  Preschool of America at 2 South End is specifically designed and suited to inspire children and connect them to our community. […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY Just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court verdict endorsing President Trump’s travel ban on mostly Muslim countries was announced on June 26, New Yorkers converged on Downtown in response to an urgent call to action. Arab-American activist Linda Sarsour wrote on Facebook: “BREAKING NEWS. We lost. Reversed and remanded. The Supreme Court […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA The man who has led Borough of Manhattan Community College for nearly a quarter century — and who saw it through the greatest crisis in its history — will be stepping down at the end of the summer. Since BMCC President Antonio Pérez took the helm of the Downtown school in 1995, […]

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BY LAURA HANRAHAN Tucked away inside Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Single Stop — an on-campus student resource center — there is a small room that is having a big impact on students’ lives. The Panther Pantry, a new initiative from the Single Stop office, at 199 Chambers St., is providing students who experience food insecurities […]

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By Colin Mixson Battery Park City residents are finally getting a small measure of the local representation they’ve demanded for years after state lawmakers ratified Governor Cuomo’s two neighborhood nominees for the Battery Park City Authority’s board of directors last week. Cuomo’s nominees, Martha Gallo and Anthony Kendall, were appointed just a few weeks after […]

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SUBWAY NIGHTMARE Cops busted a man after he allegedly started rifling through a sleeping straphangers backpack — and then masturbating — aboard a northbound E train near Fulton Street on June 23. The arresting officer reported spotting the suspect take the 28-year-old woman’s backpack from between her legs as she dozed at 4 am, before […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A plethora of pianists gathered for a unique performance of Bach’s “Minuet in G” at Chase Plaza in Lower Manhattan on June 4, where each musician played one of 50 brightly decorated pianos before the instruments were taken away and scattered throughout the city for public use. “It’s really fun to do […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON After spending a small fortune on outside consultants to create a plan to safeguard pedestrians and improve traffic flow on South End Avenue that enraged locals two years ago, the Battery Park City Authority has turned to a new source of inspiration for its scheme to revamp the notorious roadway — residents. […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A federal court gave workers with 9/11-related illnesses approval to move forward with their case against the Battery Park City Authority on June 6, which they claim failed to ensure their safety as they labored amid the attack’s toxic fallout. The plaintiffs include 18 laborers, who worked with insufficient or nonexistent protection […]

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