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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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Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined religious leaders and officials from the Museum of Jewish Heritage on March 6 to dedicate the museum’s newest memorial, which honors European non-Jews who helped to save potential Holocaust victims. The simple but powerful memorial wall, pictured at right, will now make be part of the historical tours given to tens […]

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On Sat., March 8, at 8:30 p.m., two yellow taxis collided at the intersection of Broome and Eldridge Sts. One taxi, the sedan, was reportedly traveling northbound on Eldridge St. “at a high rate of speed.” Meanwhile, an S.U.V.-style cab heading eastbound on Broome St. The S.U.V.-style cab broadsided the sedan cab in the intersection, […]

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    Fans of Harold Ramis flocked to Tribeca’s “‘Ghostbusters’ Firehouse” Tuesday for a makeshift memorial to honor the writer, actor and director who died Mon., Feb. 24, from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis at the age of 69. “All the movies he’s done. Looking back at the list, it’s all my favorite movies. It’s […]

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Downtown Express photos by Milo Hess  Chinatown welcomed something new for its big Lunar New Year parade, Feb. 2 — a horse-drawn carriage to ring in the Year of the Horse, 4712. Lion and Dragon dancers aplenty were also on hand. The crowd seemed larger this year with the warmer weather.

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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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