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A horse-drawn carriage to celebrate the Year of the Horse was one of the new wrinkle’s for Chinatown’s Lunar New Year celebration Sunday, Feb. 2. Lion and Dragon dancers aplenty were also on hand. The crowd seemed larger this year with the warmer weather. Downtown Express photos by Milo Hess.

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A recent scene on Tribeca’s Pier 25 said it all as Polar Vortex induced temperatures have been dipping below 15 degrees with regularity the last two weeks. Weather.com says Lower Manhattan and the rest of the city are due for a brief respite with the thermometer going into the 40’s over the weekend, but by […]

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A nasty car crash at the corner of Chambers and Church Sts. Sat., Dec. 7  almost hit exposed gas and electrical lines, but luckily the utilities survived unscathed, officials said. The black pickup truck apparently went out of control around 11:40 a.m. and ended up in a construction site near the intersection, a Fire Department […]

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Hanukkah floated Downtown on Dec. 3, as local children explored the Traveling Noah’s Ark during a holiday celebration at the Jewish Heritage Museum, organized by Chabad Battery Park City. Most of the animals on the ark were props, but some — including a llama — were live and (one would assume) happy to be part […]

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Renzo Ortega, below, and Chris Charbonneau were among 150 Hunter College art students who welcomed visitors into their new Tribeca studios on Nov. 25. The second, third and fourth floors of the 205 Hudson St. building are now home to the college’s M.F.A. Studio Art program, and are lined with small-but-inspired spaces in which students […]

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After a one-year hiatus after Superstorm Sandy struck days before last year’s Village Halloween Parade, the ghoulish good times returned to Sixth Ave. last Thursday. Also back was the zombified “Thriller” dance. There were more zombies safely caged on the Webster Hall truck, but also some halo-wearing angels.

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    On Oct. 27, the third annual Taste of the Seaport brought together businesses, foodies and families to celebrate the revitalization of the South Street Seaport and the surrounding neighborhood. The event was sponsored in part by Downtown Express, and ticket sales helped to raise money for the neighborhood’s Spruce Street School.

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Vince Smith’s hair salon at 300 Rector Place was Halloween Central on Thursday. Almost non-stop from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., kids, their families and several dogs came through the open door where boxes of cookies and bowls of candy awaited them along with apple cider and sangria. Some people […]

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Many dogs and some people came dressed in costume for the 12th annual Halloween puppy parade on the Battery Park City esplanade Saturday. The Oct. 26 event was organized by the Battery Park City Dog Association and Bobby Concister of Le Pet Spa, Downtown Express photos by Terese Loeb Kreuzer.

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