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Sliding instead of biking

Summer Streets on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. had a little bit of everything, but mainly a car-free route from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park at E. 72nd St. At Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, cyclists, joggers, pedestrians, skaters and everyone else in motion could “pause” to take a trip on a […]

Security is tight at One World Trade Center, but we trust no one is too worried about this shark spotted recently in Tribeca.

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With commercial rent increases all over Manhattan, people are seeing so many of these signs lately. This one was at the former Imperial Coffee Shop at Church and Chambers Sts. in Lower Manhattan.

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(Originally posted July 6, 2015) 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 […]

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    Ladder 8 firefighters at the “Ghostbusters” firehouse repainted their sidewalk logo last week. They said they did not know when they will have to relocate from N. Moore St. The F.D.N.Y. confirmed in May that the firehouse where the 1984 blockbuster was filmed would have to move for a few years for major […]

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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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