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With temperatures expected to climb well over 90 degrees Saturday and Sunday one cool place to go is the Bosque sprinklers in historic Battery Park. The fountain’s electrical system was badly damaged as a result of Hurricane Sandy but the Battery Conservancy spent $100,000 to repair them and they were recently turned back on — […]

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Visitors to Tribeca’s Pier 25 in Hudson River Park had a great view of Macy’s fireworks July 4, 2013. Downtown Express photos by Terese Loeb Kreuzer.

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Famed musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson had model drone planes buzzing over Battery Park City’s Rockefeller Park June 19. “They’re really toys, and they move in a very weird and beautiful way,” Anderson told The New York Times. “And because people think of drones as killing machines, generally, I’m interested in finding ways to […]

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  This year’s LGBT Pride Parade was capped off in Tribeca with fireworks and a Cher concert, Sun., June 30, a few days short of Independence Day. It was a particularly joyous day as hundreds of thousands of revelers celebrated last week’s Supreme Court decision granting same-sex couples federal marriage benefits.

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In New York City, the longest daylight of the year is a mere 15 hours and six minutes long. In Sweden, on June 21 — the summer solstice — the sun never sets and it’s an all-night party. For 17 years, New York City’s Swedes have been holding their communal midsummer party in Battery Park […]

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  BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | In New York City, the longest daylight in the year is a mere 15 hours and six minutes long. In Sweden, on June 21 — the summer solstice — the sun never sets and it’s an all-night party. For 17 years, New York City’s Swedes have been holding their […]

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The two Battery Park City middle schools’ softball teams squared off in the first round of the playoffs earlier this month with the I.S. 289 Cougars besting the I.S. 276 Dragons, 19- 9. The Cougars played solid defense and hit the ball well in the June 4th game. Both girls teams are coached by Manhattan […]

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  Famed musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson had model drone planes buzzing over Battery Park City’s Rockefeller Park Wednesday night. Let’s hear it for the whistle-blowers,” Anderson told a cheering crowd, according to the New York Times. “What’s going on in America? What’s happening here?” Anderson, a Downtowner, was performing as part of Lower […]

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Blue and white caps flew into the air by Federal Hall June 1, marking the graduation of the first senior class at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School in the Financial District. The 20 students from the private school’s Class of 2013 made the symbolic walk across the stage at a ceremony in its 41 Broad Street […]

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A concrete delta between lanes of traffic near the Holland Tunnel entrance does not seem to be the natural place for a picnic plaza, but that didn’t stop the Hudson Square Connection from unfurling lime green umbrellas last month. The neighborhood’s  Business Improvement District opened the triangle at Hudson and Broome Sts. in May. Named […]

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