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BY COLIN MIXSON This chicken has come home to roost — in Fidi! Southern fried-chicken chain Chick-Fil-A opened its world’s-largest outlet in the heart of Downtown’s Financial District on March 29, and local workers flocked to the restaurant, creating lines that stretched around the block to check out the gigantic new eatery. “We were waiting […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA The city’s most recognized foodie market, Smorgasburg, launched its eighth season last weekend — Saturday in Williamsburg’s East River State Park and Sunday at Prospect Park’s Breeze Hill. More than a dozen new vendors joined the famed venue — including a 14-year-old Battery Park City kid selling his homemade banana bread. Jack […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A Downtown lawmaker and Manhattan’s Commander-in-Chief have renewed their push to reign in New York’s relatively unregulated sightseeing bus industry, introducing new legislation to cap the number of permits the city is allowed to issue the noxious tourism business. Councilwoman Margaret Chin and Borough President Gale Brewer’s legislation comes following a failed […]

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ROUGH COMMUTE A 25-year-old straphanger thwarted a group of teenage punks in their attempt to steal his headphones aboard a C train at Canal Street on Mar. 26. The victim told police one of the would-be crooks snatched a pair of Beat headphones off his head as the train doors opened at the station near […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW This is the year the Seaport’s ship will come in. The new international fashion retailer and a redesigned restaurant/bar that have already opened in 2018 are sure signs that the once-dowdy South Street Seaport area is well into its rebranding as “The Seaport District,” a chic destination for well-heeled shoppers and diners. […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON An international design firm has crafted plans for the residential supertowers of tomorrow — complete with vertical farms, flying robo-taxi docks, and talking restaurants — and they’ve pegged Pier 2 off The Battery as the ideal site of their visionary development. Humphreys and Partners Architects’ pair of high-tech high-rises may seem like […]

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CELL OF A GUY A pickpocket made off with a woman’s smartphone aboard a 5 train she boarded at Brooklyn Bridge Station on Mar. 23. The victim told police she felt a man press against her backpack and brush his hands over her jacket pockets at around 8:10 am, and, upon disembarking at Fulton Street, […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON It’s a schlep down memory lane! Downtown history buffs are looking for community support to co-name a portion of South William Street after the first synagogue in the United States, which — despite popular myth — was not built in Rhode Island, but right here in Lower Manhattan. “This site is the […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Talk about ringing in the spring. An unfortunate Battery Park City resident lost her wedding ring in a snow drift during Wednesday’s whiteout, and feared her precious bling would be lost forever in the unseasonal storm, which struck a day after the Spring Equinox. But the desperate local found salvation in the […]

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VICTIMLESS CRIME A strange man — without use of threats, or violence — requested a delivery guy hand over his Motorola Package scanner on Beaver Street on Mar. 15, and the worker dutifully obliged, before turning around and filing a police report. The “victim” told police he was between Marketfield and Broad streets at 4:30 […]

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