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BY JANEL BLADOW More crowds, more food, more fun. The 8th-annual Taste of the Seaport foodie fest on Oct. 21 was the biggest and best ever, according to business owners, residents, visitors and kids alike. Peter Pelsinsky of Pearl Street, enjoying the afternoon and some “Peposo con polenta” — a traditional peppery Tuscan beef stew […]

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CITI-PSYCHE!  A swindler tricked a man into handing over his Citibike on Church Street on Oct. 25. The victim told police that he was heading to a docking station near Barclay Street to drop off the rental bike at 9:02 am, when a man offered to dock it for him and the victim handed it […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A suspected terrorist killed eight people and injured 12 others with a pickup truck he allegedly drove onto a bike path bordering West Street in Lower Manhattan Tuesday, in the deadliest act of terror to rock the city since 9/11, according to officials. “This was … a particularly cowardly act of terror […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Peck Slip School’s rooftop playground may double as an alfresco microwave, claim worried parents, after discovering the roof of a nearby building is home to several radiation-spewing cellphone antennae. “You should not put a cellphone tower that irradiates people next to a children’s playground,” said Emily Hellstrom. “This is basic stuff.” The […]

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RIDE RANSACKED A thief rummaged through a man’s car he had parked on Spring Street on Oct. 22, taking nearly $3,000 worth of valuables. The victim told police he left his ride between Thompson Street and W. Broadway at 1:30 am, and returned a two hours later to find his laptop and Blackberry cellphone stolen. […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Uncle Sam is inviting Downtown residents to a 9/11 health fair called “Research to Care” at NYU Langone Medical Center tomorrow, where locals can quiz doctors and researchers about medical conditions related to the terrorist attacks, according to Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou (D–Downtown). “The upcoming Research to Care forum is an excellent opportunity […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Talk about a low-water mark. Local civic honchos shot down a developer’s proposal to fill in a public arcade on Water Street with ground-floor retail and market-rate housing at the last Community Board 1 meeting, despite the fact that the panel voted last year to endorse a controversial text amendment to allow […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Members of Community Board 1 are calling for the Parks Department to shelve a controversial plan to place a high-concept sculpture at Peck Slip Plaza, and asking the city for a traffic study looking at the possible effects of closing the portion of Front Street that bisects the park. The CB1 committee […]

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BY LEVAR ALONZO The days of swiping a MetroCard may soon be a thing of the past as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority began to take its first steps toward a post-card era with tests of smartphone-based ticket-reading equipment at two Downtown subway stations. The MTA has begun a pilot program among its employees that allows […]

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BY LEVAR ALONZO Cable sports giant ESPN is setting sail for the South Street Seaport, with a plan to open its first New York City studios at Pier 17 next year. Seaport developer Howard Hughes Corporation announced on Oct. 10 that ESPN would occupy approximately 19,000-square-feet in the swanky waterfront development. The studio is expected […]

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