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Youth Activities, Week of Feb. 26, 2015

BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM  |  The harsh weather continues. We’ll just have to stay indoors and entertain ourselves with a little escapism in the form of a movie. There’s ample opportunity for that given the International Children’s Film Festival, which kicks off Feb.  27 and runs through March 22. The fest will be held at various […]

BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Assemblymember Sheldon Silver has been mostly quiet since he was arrested last month for illegally raking in $4 million according to the U.S. Attorney, but he continues to send one message to the people of Lower Manhattan: I still represent you. That’s essentially what he said in two prepared statements to […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  A 63-year-old Battery Park City woman was struck by a van on Canal St. on Wed., Feb. 18, shortly after 11 a.m., and died from her injuries the next day, police said. Following an investigation, police reported that Yu-O Pan, of 380 Rector Place, was attempting to cross Canal St. midblock […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Thirty Park Place, at 926 feet, and 56 Leonard, at 821 feet, still may win as the tallest neighborhood buildings. At one time, the building that will sprout up at the former St. John’s University site was in the running for the tallest tower in Tribeca at a reportedly 850-950 […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The city is seeking proposals to develop a Civic Center site — with a preference for 7,000 square feet of space for a pre-K center. The classes at 137 Centre St.  could potentially add 72 full-day pre-K seats in Lower Manhattan, which largely missed out on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s […]

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Community Board 1 is popular. The number of new applicants for the Lower Manhattan board jumped from 25 in 2014 to 49 in 2015, according to Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s office. Nine out of Manhattan’s 12 community boards saw a spike in applications with C.B. 11 — East Harlem — and C.B. 12 — […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Lower Manhattan residents will be hit with yet another street construction project, this time on Worth St. from Hudson St. to Park Row. The $90 million project is slated to begin this fall and will take five years to complete, but other specifics are not yet available. Norberto Acevedo of […]

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BY JEFFERSON SIEGEL  |  Civilization’s oldest form of artistic expression, sketching, is thriving in 21st-century federal courthouses. As part of a year-long series of events celebrating the 225th anniversary of the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York, the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, at 40 Foley Square, is hosting an exhibit, “Courtroom Art: Eyewitness […]

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Move over, teddy, there’s new art in town. “Bearlike Construction,” a bronze teddy bear that looks as if it is made of trash bags, will be replaced by “Head of Goliath,” Jennifer Lantzas, public art coordinator for the Parks Department, told the Tribeca Committee on Feb. 11. The teddy bear has been installed at the […]

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Daytime killing at Wald A 33-year-old man was fatally shot in front of 20 Avenue D, in the Lillian Wald Houses, by an unknown suspect Monday afternoon at about 4:30 p.m. Police and E.M.S. responded and the victim was transported to Beth Israel Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. No arrests have been […]

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