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The Manhattan Youth Players from I.S. 276 performed “It’s a Hard-knock Life” from “Annie” as part of Manhattan Youth’s annual fundraiser last week.  Wendy Chapman, the P.T.A. president of P.S. 150, received an award from Bob Townley, the group’s executive director, for helping stop the school’s proposed move out of Tribeca. Five members of the […]

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  On April 26, about 100 Lower East Side gardeners and supporters took part in a new pageant intended to celebrate the neighborhood’s abundant green spaces, while calling attention to the need to make all community gardens permanent. Called Spring Awakening, the event harkened back to the Earth Celebrations pageant of old, with homemade costumes, […]

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Thousands came out April 26 for the Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair, the Tribeca Film Festival’s annual event. It was sunny most of the day although rain cut things short by the late afternoon.

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    Workers were sprucing up the area around Tribeca’s Pier 26 April 29, planting trees and attracting onlookers. The long-awaited reopening of the pier and Downtown Boathouse is supposed to be some time in May, although Hudson River Park Trust officials did not respond to inquiries about the opening date.

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  Workers were sprucing up the area around Tribeca’s Pier 26 Tuesday, planting trees and attracting onlookers. The long-awaited reopening of the pier and Downtown Boathouse is supposed to be some time in May, although Hudson River Park Trust officials did not respond to inquiries about the opening date. Downtown Express photos by Josh Rogers.

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Many thousands came out last Saturday for the Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair, the Tribeca Film Festival’s annual event. It was sunny most of the day although rain cut things short by the late afternoon. Downtown Express photos by MILO HESS.  

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  A few dozen protesters gathered at City Hall last week on April 2, the same day the U.S. Supreme Court struck down certain campaign donation limits in deciding McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. As a result, Shaun McCutcheon, an Alabama man, and other donors are no longer subject to the $120,000 limit they can […]

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  Battery Park City’s playgrounds receive near universal praise, but sometimes accidents are even more fun. The B.P.C. Parks Conservancy ended up creating a temporary discovery area last Saturday when it drained Lily Pond because of a broken pipe. Kevin McCabe, a conservancy spokesperson, said the pond will be refilled March 27, the fish are […]

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HINTS OF SPRING… The sunset and warmer weather at Battery Park City’s North Cove last week and this week gave Downtowners some hopes for spring, although predictions are for a few more cold days before the season begins March 20. The recent mix of snow, rain and warm weather led to The Rink closing for […]

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