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Lafyette’s ship led parade up the Hudson for July 4th

The year could have been 1780 on this July 4th, at least when you were looking out on the Hudson from New York Harbor. The Hermione, or L’Hermione, an authentic replica of the ship that brought the Marquis de Lafayette and news of France’s support back to America 235 years ago, led a parade of commercial and private […]

Joseph Vitale, left, Robert Talmas and their son Cooper were three of the honored participants in this year’s Gay Pride March Sunday. They were the only New York City plaintiffs in last week’s landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same sex marriage in every state. Cooper was born in Ohio two years ago,  and the state […]

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On Saturday, the Bleecker Area Merchants’ and Residents’ Association sponsored a free “Learn To Ride a Bicycle” event at Mercer Playground to teach kids ready for a two-wheeler who to balance and ride. Trainers from Bike New York were on hand at the park and helped instruct more than 20 tykes on the essentials of […]

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Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess This oversized wooden sculpture that recently appeared in a Tribeca Park was getting some looks, and giving some back.

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Coyotes are so hot right now, with neighborhood sightings the activity du jour. Lower Manhattan has finally been graced with the animal’s presence: a coyote was seen near North Cove Marina Saturday morning in Battery Park City, April 25, police say. The First Precinct was on the case and went to the marina to find […]

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Police handcuffing a protester last week near Union Square at a #BlackLivesMatter protest spurred by the killing of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. More than 140 people were arrested at the April 29 demonstration.    — Downtown Express photo by Zach Williams

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Signs were clear in Tribeca that Chick-fil-A has not quelled the controversy it started back in 2012 when one of the fast food chain’s top executives made statements opposing same sex marriage. The company also funded many anti-gay organizations, but soon after the uproar, the chain said it was getting out of politics. It’s not […]

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The Tribeca section of the Hudson River Park was virtually empty and had a serene feel at the end of last week with the late in the season snowstorm. With the return of spring-like temperatures this week, people are returning.

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Lunar New Year celebrations traveled a little further Downtown from Chinatown Sun., March 1, when local families got in on the lion and dragon dancing fun to help benefit the Old Seaport Alliance.

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