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City pumps in $100 million for Lower Manhattan flood protection

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | As the three-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that the city will spend $100 million to protect Lower Manhattan from major storms. “It’s our responsibility to do the big work of resiliency in protecting whole communities — that’s why we’re investing $100 million dollars […]

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Like a typical teen, Allison Lee, 13, likes pizza and really really likes tortillas. What is not typical, however, is that she’s probably a better chef than most adults. Lee knows what she calls the “basics” — how to make a roux, the base for many classic French sauces, how to […]

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Last Friday afternoon, deadly violence hit Hudson Square as a disgruntled former federal worker shot and killed a security guard at the federal building at 201 Varick St. at Houston St. After shooting the guard, the man encountered a friend in the lobby who he knew from the New York Athletic Club, who slowly backed […]

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The South Street Seaport Museum received $10.4 million in much needed federal money this month to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy three years ago. On Aug. 13, the museum and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler announced the funds, which come in the form of a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Nadler said the allocation […]

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BY YANNIC RACK | The Fulton Center, which has been serving straphangers in Lower Manhattan for almost a year, is set to finally become a shopping destination as well. Although the hub has been open since last November, the glassy storefronts of the center’s four-story atrium are still locked and void of life. But last week representatives from […]

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Panhandler slams victim A 59-year-old man was viciously attacked after he refused to give money to a panhandler in the Financial District, police say. The man, who lives in Queens, was walking to the train on Fri., Aug. 14 when the panhandler approached him a little after 3 p.m. near West Broadway and Park Place, […]

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BY YANNIC RACK | Most of the blocks that make up the $1 billion Seward Park redevelopment project currently underway on the Lower East Side have been dormant for almost five decades. But last month, construction work finally began on the first two sites, located between Delancey and Grand Sts., after the developers closed on the construction […]

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BY YANNIC RACK  |  Three friends from Long Island, Christina, Millie and Jessica, made the long trip to Downtown Manhattan to celebrate Millie’s birthday last week. They hadn’t made a restaurant reservation, however, and at around noon they were a little early for drinks, too. Instead, they joined a steadily growing queue of visitors from […]

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A Chinatown travel agent was indicted for allegedly swindling and stealing around $45,000 from customers — targeting the Chinese community, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced Tuesday. Vivian Cheng, a 46-year-old Queens resident, has been charged in New York State Supreme Court with several counts of grand larceny in the third and fourth […]

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Panhandler slams victim to the ground A 59-year-old man was viciously attacked after he refused to give money to a panhandler in the Financial District, police say. The man, who lives in Queens, was walking to the train on Fri., Aug. 14 when the panhandler approached him a little after 3 p.m. near West Broadway […]

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