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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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BY COLIN MIXSON Downtown pols and first responders rallied outside the US Capitol Building in Washington earlier this month to protest a provision in President Trump’s budget proposal that would deprive the World Trade Center Health Program of experienced staff and leadership, potentially crippling the healthcare program that thousands of rescuers and Downtown survivors rely […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A fun-loving, 92-year-old Soho woman was allegedly murdered by her roommate on Mar. 8, surprising longtime friends, who described the suspected killer, 47-year-old Enrique Leyva, as a caring, if troubled man. “I think everybody is absolutely floored that Enrique did this,” said Rachael Marotta. “He was so sweet and kind. I was […]

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CRASH WITHDRAWAL Cops are hunting a man suspected of beating and robbing a woman inside the lobby of a Worth Street bank on Jan. 27. The victim was pulling cash out of a teller machine at the bank between Church Street and Broadway at 7:10 pm, when the suspect grabbed her from behind and threw […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A group of Downtown housing gurus have released an updated list of all known available rent-stabilized apartments in Lower Manhattan, hoping the catalogue of regulated rentals will serve as a resource for would-be community members looking to settle over the long haul, according to the list’s creator. “I would like for people […]

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