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BY JOSH ROGERS and DUSICA SUE MALESIV  |  Michael Fortenbaugh, North Cove’s commodore for the last two decades, will have to turn over his keys to the Battery Park City marina by Dec. 31, and it looks like his youth and adult sailing programs will not be able to return this season. The Battery Park […]

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  For Tribeca resident Jessica Contrastano and her son Leo, a fifth grader at P.S. 41, the middle school application process began this summer. Together, they went online to Inside Schools, a website affiliated with the New School, to look at videos of schools and check out the test scores of […]

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The Jewish Community Project Downtown celebrated the first night of Hanukkah Tuesday night with a candle lighting ceremony in Washington Market Park.

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Southbridge senior wards off rape attempt A female resident was sexually assaulted and robbed in a stairway at 80 Beekman St. in Southbridge Towers on Thurs., Dec. 4, a little bit before 1 p.m., according to police. The 81-year-old woman told police she and the suspect got into the elevator on the ground floor of […]

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BY PAUL DeRIENZO    |  Last weekend, WNYC broadcaster Oscar Brand celebrated his 69th continuous year on the air with a special edition of his radio program, “Oscar Brand’s Folksong Festival.” The program featured tapes from past broadcasts, showcasing his vast archive of musical guests. Over the years, from WNYC’s Lower Manhattan Studios, Brand provided […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Change is afoot for Lower Manhattan’s only hospital — and the community is taking notice. After struggling New York Downtown Hospital merged with NewYork-Presbyterian 18 months ago, some people feared cutbacks, but instead, new services and more staff have been added as well as an almost $20 million ongoing renovation […]

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BY VICTORIAL GRANTHAM  |  Like almost everyone over 30, I feel like I’m experiencing whiplash as a result of how quickly the time suddenly seems to pass. Collecting events for this listing is an opportunity to slow down for a minute and reflect on the many opportunities we have in Lower Manhattan to make fun, […]

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Woman attacked in FiDi Two thieves looking for smartphones, attacked and robbed a woman outside 77 Water St. last week — but came up empty-handed. The 23-year-old woman had gotten off the train at Wall St. and was walking down Water St. at 9 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 9, when two men came up to […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  with DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC (Posted Dec. 10 2014 and updated Dec. 16)| The Battery Park City Authority said last week it is about to take control of North Cove Marina and told operator Michael Fortenbaugh to turn over the keys by Dec. 31. A new group Save North Cove formed a few […]

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  Southbridge senior wards off rape attempt A female resident was sexually assaulted and robbed in a stairway at 80 Beekman St. in Southbridge Towers on Thurs., Dec. 4, a little bit before 1 p.m., according to police. The 81-year-old woman told police she and the suspect got into the elevator on the ground floor […]

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