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When the streets were their playground

Rebecca Lepkoff, the photographer who died Aug. 17 at 98, famously captured the street life of her native Lower East Side in the 1940s and ’50s. At left, in a game of kick the can, “prisoners” who were tagged and in “jail” are liberated as a boy kicks the can. The wall is covered with […]

Last Sunday, in Thomas Paine Park near Worth St., the first ever Vietnamese Moon Festival in New York City had moms, dads and children enjoying arts and crafts, games and moon cakes. The little ones enjoyed the summer sun during sack and egg balancing races, while balloon animals and a lantern-making station offered the chance to […]

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Workers were putting up a large flag mural on Church St. across from the World Trade Center on Wednesday, the day before the Sept. 11 ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial.

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On Wed., Sept. 10, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum is inviting Lower Manhattan residents, 9/11 family members,  rescue and recovery workers, active duty first responders and 9/11 survivors, to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum from 5 p.m. to close. Members of these groups can book free ticket(s) to visit the museum by reserving […]

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On Thurs., Aug. 21, around 4 p.m., a police officer in an unmarked car slapped a cyclist with a ticket on Sixth Ave. just south of Prince St. The officer would not divulge to The Downtown Express what the offense was, saying the ticket was “confidential.” Police recently conducted Operation Safe Cycle, a two-week blitz […]

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“Diner en Blanc” has struck again. The dinner party keeps its location secret until, voila, thousands appear dressed in white and set up everything — tables, chairs, forks, knives, and agents of inebriation  — needed to dine. This time, the target was Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City, on Mon. Aug. 25. This year, four-time […]

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Height rules the day at city pools where children of any age may enter without adult supervision as long as they are at least eight inches taller than the water’s depth. So at the shallow children’s pool in Vesuvio Playground in Soho, 3’8” is the cutoff.

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Set against the sunset over the Hudson, local organizations and officials joined the community to honor Lower Manhattan’s cops at the First Precinct’s National Night Out Against Crime on Battery Park City’s esplanade Aug. 5.  Proclamations were presented to Captain Brendan Timoney (at right in right photo), commanding officer of the precinct, and Captain Anthony […]

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Police officers climbed the Brooklyn Bridge on Fri., July 25 to investigate the sky-high crime scene that dominated New York City headlines last week after intruders swapped the two American flags atop the landmark for two white banners. Although conspiracy theories surrounding the stunt took over social media shortly after the news broke, police are […]

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