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New park opening soon at old St. Vincent’s site

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 […]

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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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC |  Lower Manhattan residents gathered Monday in front of the Frank Gehry building to remember and honor Mike Rogalle, a beloved U.P.S. worker who was fatally struck by a car three years ago. Over 80 residents from 140 and 145 Nassau St. donated money for a tree to pay homage to […]

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BY MIA RUPANI  |   With 50,000 helicopter landings each year at Lower Manhattan’s heliport, Downtown residents have been fed up with the incessant drone of choppers that are catering to tourists. Residents say the rising number of tourist helicopters, which depart from the Downtown Manhattan heliport at Pier 6, located at South and Broad Sts., […]

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Maison Kayser, a French bakery, will open its seventh location in Manhattan at 355 Greenwich St. in Tribeca. The bakery, which was started by Eric Kayser in Paris in 1996, according to its website, will serve freshly baked bread and other French pastry goodies as well as coffee. Maison is opening in the former spot […]

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BY MIA RUPANI  |  Inspired by their mutual love for the “Harry Potter” series, sixth-grader Qian Qian and her friends agreed that after lending out books to friends, having them returned with the pages dog-eared was a pet peeve. Determined to make a change, they worked together to create a business they call Book Lovers. “We […]

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The Hudson River Park Trust has tapped restaurateur, Michael Dorf, founder and C.E.O. of City Winery in Tribeca, to run its eatery at Pier 26. Dubbed the City Vineyard, the glass-enclosed restaurant will offer vistas of the Hudson River as well of the Manhattan skyline and will have indoor and outdoor dining space that includes […]

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The Downtown Alliance is inviting neighbors to “make Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza Bloom” on Sat., May 16, from noon to 2 p.m. by planting flowers around the plaza. It is located at Edgar St., which is between Greenwich St. and Trinity Pl., just south of Rector St. Berger, the former Alliance president who died August […]

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Long-running Art and play Robert F. Wagner Park, Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700; http;//www.bpcparks.org; Mondays – Wednesdays,10 am–noon,; Free. Preschoolers drop-in and play with other toddlers, in this interactive play time on the grassy lawn. Sing and hear stories too.   Basketball clinic Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City; www.bpcparks.org/event; Mondays, 3:30–5:30 pm,; Free.  Staffers teach children of […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Billie Andersson has tried everything and everyone — foundations, corporations, and government agencies — to get enough money together to put on “Romeo and Juliet” at Castle Clinton this summer. Andersson, artistic director for the new company and non-profit Shakespeare Downtown, is now trying a crowd-funding site, Indiegogo (Shakespeare Downtown at […]

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