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Battery Park City photographer Jay Fine took these shots Tuesday of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel entrance floods in the morning and during the evening surge. Fine, 60, said his building on West Street has had power throughout. In the face of public calls to follow evacuation orders from the mayor, governor and president, he stayed […]

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[media-credit name="Downtown Express photos by Milo Hess " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit][media-credit name="Downtown Express photos by Milo Hess " align="alignleft" width="225"][/media-credit]At Pier 25 on Sat., Oct. 6, the Lilac steamship hosted an open house showcasing an exhibition by The River Project (the marine science field station based at Pier 40) made up of live specimens from the […]

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In honor of East Asia’s Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival, the first annual East River Moon Festival brought a touch of Asia to the New Amsterdam Market, on South Street between Beekman Place and Peck Slip. The festival, which took place on Sun., Sept. 30 — the full moon day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar […]

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The 11th annual Battery Park City Block Party made quite a splash, attracting upwards of 1,500 people on Sat., Sept. 22 to Esplanade Plaza, near the North Cove Marina. There was dancing, kids’ rides and games, a flea market and a pet parade — among other family festivities. This year, for the first time, the […]

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The 11th annual Battery Park City Block Party made quite a splash, attracting upwards of 1,500 people throughout the late morning and afternoon on Sat., Sept. 22 to Esplanade Plaza, near the North Cove Marina. There was dancing, kids’ rides and games, a flea market, a pet parade and cooking demonstrations — among other family […]

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                      John Sutter, former publisher of Community Media, and Julie Menin, former chair of Community Board 1, both received the Tribeca Citizen of the Year award, an annual recognition sponsored by the Independence Plaza North Tenants Association. The T.A.’s fundraising event, dubbed ‘We are Tribeca,’ […]

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[media-credit name="Downtown Express photos by Milo Hess" align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered at Foley Square on Sun., Sept. 16, the day before the movement’s one-year anniversary, at a rally that entailed musical celebrations, marching, information booths and appearances by supporters of the hacker group Anonymous. A total of 227 arrests were made […]

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[media-credit name="Downtown Express photos by Milo Hess " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Though the official 9/11 commemoration ceremonies were scaled back this year, World Trade Center passersby were surrounded by visual cues of the anniversary. Top right, a bagpiper marched along Cedar Street among hundreds that were paying their respects. Top and bottom left, respectively: Onlookers admire […]

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