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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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A few of the hundreds who came to City Hall Sunday in support of Police Officer Peter Liang, who is under indictment for accidentally killing an unarmed man in a dark Brooklyn housing project last November. “An accident, not a crime,” read many banners.

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Many thousands came to celebrate the start of Lunar New Year 4713 in Chinatown with lion dragon dancers and at least one vintage car. It’s the Year of the Ram, Sheep or Goat, depending on the how the Chinese word “yang” is interpreted.  F.Y.I., Margaret Chin, Chinatown’s councilmember, is in the ram camp.

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With predictions of up to 3 feet of snow, the subway was shut down at 11 p.m. Mon., Jan. 26, when a car travel ban also went into effect in the city and surrounding suburban counties. Only eight inches of snow ended up falling in much of the city and Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifted the […]

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Hundreds flocked to St. Paul’s Chapel Christmas Eve for caroling, a Christmas play and a brief service. Children from Trinity’s Sunday School and the Trinity Youth Chorus performed.  The church is across the street from the World Trade Center, and 13 years ago, it served as solace for rescue and recovery workers in the months […]

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