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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA Downtown’s population boom is off the charts, and to deal with it, Community Board 1 is thinking outside the box. Between 2000 and 2013, the number of Lower Manhattan residents increased by 77 percent — and by 240 percent specifically in the Financial District — but all that development imposes costs on […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON These cops are armed with a smile. New York’s Finest are hoping to make friends with Lower Manhattan residents and small business owners as part of a new program that’s reviving an old-fashioned policing strategy — the beat cop — which launched in Downtown’s First Precinct last week. So, if one of […]

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NAILED Cops arrested a man for allegedly ripping off some guy’s fingernail with a metal pipe on South Street on April 15. The victim told police he’d been arguing with the suspect, who afterwards allegedly followed him to his car parked near the Battery and attacked him with the pipe at 12:51 pm. Later, the […]

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TEEN SNATCHER A teen pick-purse made off with a woman’s wallet on Broadway on Apr. 2. The victim told police the crook bumped into her between Prince and Spring streets at 7:45 pm, and that several passersby then alerted her that the young thief had nabbed her wallet. The woman attempted to give chase to […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA The full name of Battery Park City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage declares itself “A Living Memorial to the Holocaust,” and that mission takes on special meaning every year on Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. The museum is marking Yom HaShoah, which this year falls on April 12, with more than two […]

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Thursday, April 12 – 10 AM–8 PM Day-Long Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance at the museum – From 10 AM to 2 PM, visitors can meet Holocaust survivors. Free Thursday, April 12 – 7 PM Stories from a Survivor and Memorial Service – Hosted by the Young Friends of the Museum and Manhattan Jewish Experience, this […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Locals living in and around the Financial District are cordially invited to attend the Apr. 11 inaugural meeting of the New Downtown Democrats, a political club formed by area civic mavens to harness the relatively newfound voting power of New York’s fastest-growing residential community, according to one founding member. “Considering the fact […]

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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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