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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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Workers were busy on Sixth Ave, and Canal St.  Thursday setting up for the start of the Village Halloween Parade tonight at 7 p.m. Parkers be warned: There were also six N.Y.P.D. tow trucks primed and ready to clear cars in the way of the parade’s route up Sixth Ave. Downtown Express photos by Josh Rogers.

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  It was another beautiful day during this summer-like fall Oct. 15. For Jerry Solon, Hudson River Park near Canal St., was the perfect place to hang out —literally — on this sculptural structure. Despite a sign stating “No hanging or climbing,” the graphic designer / coffee company C.E.O. said a lot of people use […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Although it’s part of a future development site for a new luxury residential building, the former adult book and video store at the corner of Clarkson and West Sts. is being renovated to reopen as a high-end topless “gentlemen’s club.” How long it will remain there until the block is eventually […]

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Tens of thousands of people streamed through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel on Sept. 29 for the 12th annual Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk in honor of those who died on 9/11. The run began as a way  to commemorate Stephen Siller, a firefighter who ditched his truck in Red Hook, Brooklyn so that […]

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An out of order sign usually isn’t a sign that things are moving back to order, let alone two signs, but such was the case at Vesey and West Sts. last week. The newer sign said the elevator to the pedestrian bridge was closed but it also said the street-level crossing opened Wed. Oct. 2. […]

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