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This striped tape on scaffolding at Hudson and Chambers Sts., have been visible for a few months, but this week the candy cane look seemed to add a holiday feel to Tribeca.

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New York City high school students dominated a demonstration Monday reacting to last week’s decision in Ferguson, Mo. not to indict the police officer who killed unarmed teen Michael Brown last summer.  One of them, Shana Buckstad, above, hit some rough waters to get to the march, which began in Union Square. Buckstad, 17, a […]

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Last month they celebrated with blueberry muffins and last Friday P.S. 150 students showed off their spatial relationship skills to form a human blue ribbon to celebrate the school’s national award for academic excellence from the U.S. Dept. of Education. The small Tribeca school in Independence Plaza was the only school in Manhattan and one […]

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Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess It’s time to strap on your skates again: Last weekend, the Seaport Ice Rink on Fulton St. opened and will remain so until late February. The annual tree lighting ceremony will take place on Tues., Dec. 2 at 5:45 p.m. This year, for the first time in a few […]

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The Ebola virus has not hit the U.S. hard, but it has caused a scare among politicians and some members of the public, so it naturally was a popular theme at this year’s Halloween Parade which once again began at Canal St.

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First there were 679. Then there were 50. Now there are five. Soon there will be one. After over two years, the Battery Conservancy will crown its new chair that will be placed in Battery Park’s Oval, currently under construction. A call for chair designs rang out on July 31, 2012, and creators from 15 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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