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Tessa Huxley, park leader of Battery Park City, is leaving in apparent forced move

By DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC and JOSH ROGERS  |  (Last updated 3:16 p.m., July 30, 2015 with new statements) Tessa Huxley, who has been in charge of Battery Park City’s frequently-praised parks for nearly three decades, has apparently been forced out as executive director of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy. Dennis Mehiel, chairperson and C.E.O of […]

Security is tight at One World Trade Center, but we trust no one is too worried about this shark spotted recently in Tribeca.

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |   It has been almost 14 years since Sept. 11, eight years since Community Board 1 approved a design, nine months since it championed a “simplified” plan and now it’ll be another two years for the plaza area to be complete at Peck Slip, between South and Water Sts. If construction […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  The new park at the former “St. Vincent’s Triangle” — at Seventh Ave. South, Greenwich Ave. and W. 12th St. — is rapidly nearing completion. It will include a lawn, wooden benches, movable tables and chairs and “interactive water jets” for kids to play in. The site will also eventually […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |  The Temple Court at 5 Beekman St. is now expected to open early next year. The hotel, originally slated to open this year on Oct. 31, is now planning to open Feb. 1, 2016, the hotel’s managing director Rob Andrews told Community Board 1’s Seaport Committee at their Tues., […]

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Driver arrested in Canal death A dump truck fatally hit an 83-year-old man while he was crossing Canal St. near the Manhattan Bridge on Fri., July 17, police say. Police were called to the scene at around 1 p.m. in Chinatown and the man, Ka Chor Yau, was taken to Lower Manhattan Hospital, where he […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  | (Updated 4:27 p.m. July 30, 2015 with more reactions) Gigi Li withdrew as a candidate for Democratic district leader in the 65th Assembly District, Part C, on Wednesday amid allegations by the opposition of fraudulent ballot petitions. The Lo-Down first reported the news, including a resignation statement from Li, in which she acknowledged […]

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  The Summer Streets celebration kicks off this year on Sat., Aug. 1, inviting New Yorkers of all ages to play, run, walk and bike on car-free streets from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Summer Streets will open almost seven miles of Lafayette St. and Park Ave. to bikers and walkers, connecting the Brooklyn Bridge […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Tiffany Murdaugh pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a hit and run case that shook the Lower Manhattan community and left a woman seriously injured. Assistant District Attorney Philip J. Gary asked Judge Gregory Carro in criminal court at 100 Centre St. to increase bail to $100,000 because of the defendant’s “depraved […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | (Originally posted, July 21, 2015) The new design for 2 World Trade Center has been splashed everywhere in the press, but last week, Community Board 1 was the first to get a public presentation. Members of the board’s Planning Committee applauded at the end of the presentation Mon., July 13. “Wow” and “that’s […]

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