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Youth Activities, Week of March 26, 2015

BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM  |  Spring has arrived. It’s official. We made it. Hallelujah. And what better way to kick off the season than with an earthworm race? At least that’s what the good folks at the Hudson Park Library on Leroy St. are suggesting. On Saturday, March 28, you too can “celebrate the beginning of […]

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Models wore classic Diane von Furstenberg wrapped dresses and handed out goodie bags while sharply dressed men and women milled about at Brookfield Place’s retail launch on Thurs., March 26. Outside, the day was dreary but inside the massive complex that was formerly called the World Financial Center, retail sprung to life […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | Death and destruction hit Lower Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy three years ago, but the area had been largely left out of storm protection plans until this month when the mayor and governor announced almost $15 million in funds for Downtown. Local leaders pushing for more money celebrated the news, but they […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  A onetime pre-K starved Lower Manhattan will soon be feasting on an influx of new seats this fall. As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s push for pre-K for all, Lower Manhattan has more than 378 full-day seats for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. Last year, while the city expanded […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |    The hard hats are putting finishing touches on the steps facing West and Gansefoort Sts. With one month to go, the Whitney Museum looks like an in-progress building site, but not for long. May 1 is the opening date for the Whitney’s relocation from its Upper East Side address to […]

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Five active members of Community Board 1 are stepping down and were honored with citations at the board’s Tues., Mar. 24 monthly meeting. Chairperson Catherine McVay Hughes spoke about their contributions. George Calderaro, who is moving, has been a member of C.B. 1 since 2010. He was co-chairperson of the Battery Park City Committee for […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  While the recently announced new pre-K seats Downtown are welcome, their arrival is bringing up other school-related issues that Lower Manhattan faces. This September, the Tweed Courthouse will become a pre-K center with 54 seats. Tweed has been used as an “incubation” space for new schools, the latest being Peck […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |  Let there be light and glass — the new owners of landmarked One Chase Manhattan Plaza want to add glass storefronts, new entrances, a piece of art, more lighting and 200,000 sq. ft. of retail. It will also have a new name: 28 Liberty Plaza. Chinese company Fosun brought […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Elected officials and community groups rallied in front of City Hall two weeks ago to push Mayor Bill de Blasio to fulfill his pledge that the Lunar New Year would be a school holiday. The March 13 rally came on the heels of de Blasio’s recent  announcement that two Muslim […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Emergency responders made the snap decision not to take Trang Thuy “Tina” Nguyen to the nearby Lenox Hill HealthPlex last week after she was critically injured by a piece of construction fence that blew off the new Greenwich Lane project on W. 12th St. near Seventh Ave. Instead, they took her […]

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