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By MIA RUPANI  | (Originally posted June 30, 2015) For the first time in nearly 40 years, Downtown Manhattan will host an Independence Day Parade that will cover some of the most historic streets in Lower Manhattan. Historian and tour guide James Kaplan helped organize the event, which is run by the Lower Manhattan Historical Society, which […]

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Jessica and Taylor West have been living with their three children at 90 West St. for seven years. Two of their children go to P.S./I.S. 276 in Battery Park City and they hope their third will attend there as well. They were recently informed, however, that the rent for their […]

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BY MIA RUPANI   | A Battery Park City preschool had its operating license suspended last month after a toddler in its care reportedly wandered away from teachers into oncoming traffic during a neighborhood trip. The boy, whose age has not been released, was in the care of Preschool of America at Two South End Ave. June […]

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By MIA RUPANI | (Originally posted Jue 30, 2015) Will next month be the end for a block of Tribeca eateries that have been facing the ax since May? Despite this news, the seven bars and restaurants on West Broadway are still bustling with activity with no sign the end may be near. The employees at […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  A 35-year-old man was slashed in the arm near The Battery in what appears to be a fight between two rival groups of ticket sellers on Wednesday. Witnesses told DNAInfo that the two groups were chasing each on State St. in the Financial District when the man was slashed. Police […]

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(Originally posted June 30, 2015) ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY Happy Independence Day! With July 4th on Saturday and most workplaces taking the holiday on Friday, the big getaway will be Thursday afternoon, but don’t be surprised if you see a surge Wednesday afternoon as well. Expect a crunch at every bridge and tunnel out of Lower […]

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Greenwich St., a new route through the World Trade Center, opened to pedestrians last week. The opening from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, provides a new way to access the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, and provides additional relief to the crush of pedestrians — a mix of tourists, commuters, and residents — on Vesey […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Tattooing may now be ubiquitous, but how well do people know its history? Here’s a pop quiz. Pick out the false statement: A. Tattooing has never been illegal in New York City. B. Thomas Edison has no connection with the ink art. C. Permanent tattoo shops began in the 1900s. […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC |  Alan Steinberg has seen Park Row change. He has seen the block from Ann to Beekman Sts. in the Financial District go from drug dealer terrority to a retail and restaurant haven to J&R Music World’s domain to now turning residential. The story begins with Steinberg’s father, an accountant who […]

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Robbed at knifepoint A woman was robbed at knifepoint two weeks ago in the Financial District, police say. The woman, 32, had just gotten out money from an A.T.M. near Fulton St. and Broadway on Mon., June 15 at 8 p.m., police say. A man asked her for directions and while she was distracted another […]

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