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BY COLIN MIXSON Call it a case of easy come, easy go! Cops nabbed an alleged bank robber following a zany foot chase through the streets of Lower Manhattan, which saw the suspect literally throwing his ill-gotten cash at a pursuing bank worker as he fled into the Fulton Street Subway Station on Sept. 14. […]

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The three leading local media companies serving the five boroughs of New York City along with Long Island and Westchester have now become one. Schneps Communications, a family-run business owned by Victoria and Joshua Schneps, has acquired Community News Group and NYC Community Media (publisher of Downtown Express), one of the largest publishers of community […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON The city wants to transform Governors Island into an education, research, and hospitality hub, and is seeking Council permission to lease out more than 30-acres of seaside property in a bid to pay the island park’s increasingly pricey operating fees, according to the isle’s head honcho. “Our goal is to be financially […]

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Thanks to persistent lobbying by 9/11 victims, the 9/11 community, their advocates, and their attorneys, it became unavoidably clear that something had to be done to alleviate the unfair wait that Ground Zero survivors have had to endure to secure an appointment with the WTC Health Program. Survivors include more than 350,000 Downtown residents, office […]

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iSHOOT A gunman robbed a woman on Sullivan Street on Sept. 4, taking her iPhone 7. The victim told police that the crook held her up between Prince and Spring streets at 8:50 pm, pulling a gun on her and demanding her stuff. The woman screamed bloody murder and dropped her $500 smartphone on the […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Thousands of Roaring ’20s cosplayers turned out for the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island beginning Aug. 25 — a two-day, prohibition-era blowout where bootlegging is the order of the day, according to the party’s chief jitterbug. “You’re not supposed to bring in alcohol, but dollars to donuts, people figure […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA  In the face of a torrent of criticism after the surprise announcement of the proposed location for the new Manhattan jail last month, the city has agreed to hold a town hall Downtown next week to address complaints about the lack of community input. Downtowners were blindsided by the city’s Aug. 15 […]

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BY JOSEPH M. CALISI The long-awaited reopening of the Cortlandt Street Station, which was destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, is set for early this month — but it will open with a new name. It has been rechristened “World Trade Center Station.” The station originally opened more than 100 years ago as an extension […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA  Alternate side parking rules are a hassle for car owners across the city, but in a telegenic area such as Downtown Manhattan, there’s an extra headache. Production companies shooting films and TV shows in the increasingly residential neighborhoods of Lower Manhattan routinely occupy entire blocks where locals would ordinarily be able to […]

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SNOOZE ‘N’ LOSE A thief ripped off a sleeping straphanger at the Whitehall Street Subway Station on Aug. 31. The victim told police she dozed off on a bench on the R train platform in the station at 4 am, and awoke nearly four hours later to find her bag and cellphone stolen.   BIKE […]

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