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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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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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