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Marchers in the May Day parade on Wednesday, May 1 made their way down from Union Square to City Hall. The big issue that marchers called attention to, along with workers’ rights, was immigrants’ rights. Some condemned Arizona’s harsh “SB 1070” anti-illegal immigration act. A group also called attention to the Fukishima nuclear disaster of […]

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This summer, Manhattan Youth will be encouraging kids to come out and play in the sand by hosting Friday Night Youth Volleyball on Pier 25 near N. Moore St. in Tribeca. The program is for grades 6 to 12 and will take place every Friday evening except Memorial Day weekend. The 6th through 8th graders […]

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Whether you love the silver screen or the blue sky, the Tribeca Family Festival street fair was the place to be on Saturday, April 27 as kids filled Greenwich St. for a day of free family-friendly activities. New elements like the Tribeca Food Feast and Back Lot brought even more diversity to the annual event. […]

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Thousands joined the inaugural 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, despite increased police security. The route started out at Pier 57 and wound around Lower Manhattan. From dedicated athletes to families with kids in tow, participants turned out to honor the victims and the first responders that poured into the area after the attacks. April […]

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Thousands joined the inaugural 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, despite increased police security. The route started out at Pier 57 and wound around Lower Manhattan. From dedicated athletes to families with kids in tow, participants turned out to honor the victims and the first responders that poured into the area after the attacks. April […]

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Downtown Express photo by Kaitlyn Meade Jake, right, and Azaan, both students in Lower Manhattan, got some television news experience covering the runup to the Tribeca Film Festival Monday. Read more about the Kids Access program as part of our festival preview, P. 17 – 28. Look for additional reviews on DowntownExpress.com this weekend.

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Downtown Express photo by Scot Surbeck The plaza near Battery Park City’s North Cove provided some comfort Sunday to the two- and four-legged kind.

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Downtown Express photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer Things are looking up for Amanda Byron Zink, whose pet boutique and grooming business at 38 Peck Slip was trashed by Superstorm Sandy. Still displaced from her original location, she now has a pop-up shop at the end of Pier 17 in the Seaport. The Howard Hughes Corporation […]

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Downtown Express photos by Milo Hess The blue flag of Boston was hoisted at half mast at City Hall beneath the flag of New York City on Tues., April 16 in commemoration of the victims of attack on the Boston Marathon that killed three, including a child, and injured more than 130 people on Monday. […]

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Easter Festive Eucharist services on Easter Sunday at  Trinity Wall Street were accompanied by a family event in the church’s cemetery. With balloons and a backing band, children played while parents were treated to coffee. The Episcopal Church holds Holy Week events every year with programs for all ages.

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