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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Michael Levine, Community Board 1’s director of land use and planning, first retired in 1998 at the age of 55 after having worked for the City Planning Commission for 30 years. Then he went to work for the American Planning Association for eight years until 2006, when he accepted a […]

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BY CLARISSA-JAN LIM  |  Community Board 3 voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a resolution to co-name a block of Elizabeth St., Danny Chen Way. Private Danny Chen committed suicide in 2011 in Afghanistan after being subjected to incessant racial taunting and abuse by fellow soldiers. Chen grew up in Chinatown the only child of […]

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In New York City, the longest daylight of the year is a mere 15 hours and six minutes long. In Sweden, on June 21 — the summer solstice — the sun never sets and it’s an all-night party. For 17 years, New York City’s Swedes have been holding their communal midsummer party in Battery Park […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE  |  The Friends of Delury Square Park are hosting their first Spring Planting Day on Sat., June 1 to spruce up the small but well-loved — and used — green space on the corner of Fulton and Gold Sts. This is the group’s second big event since its creation last year. “It’s […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  The New Amsterdam Market will be back in the South Street Seaport this summer on a limited basis. The market, which showcases local and regional food producers and small businesses that use their products, will hold monthly markets on South St. between Beekman St. and Peck Slip, starting Sun. June […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Naima Rauam has been painting the South Street Seaport for decades. This summer, she has a 3,000-square foot gallery on the second floor of Pier 17, where she is exhibiting and selling her drawings and paintings. The gallery, on the far eastern side of the pier, has stunning views of […]

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The Hudson River Park Trust is bringing back its popular summer fitness program with an expanded range of free activities in Lower Manhattan’s outdoor gymnasium. As part of the program, Tribeca’s Pier 25 at North Moore St. will be getting a free, weekly yoga meetup thanks to women’s sportswear brand Lolë. The Pier 25 yoga […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  A brief, powerful rain and hail storm leveled large trees and shattered windows in Battery Park City just before 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Some people were scratched by the falling trees but no one was seriously injured. With some of the fury and specificity of a tornado — […]

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Whether you love the silver screen or the blue sky, the Tribeca Family Festival street fair was the place to be on Saturday, April 27 as kids filled Greenwich St. for a day of free family-friendly activities. New elements like the Tribeca Food Feast and Back Lot brought even more diversity to the annual event. […]

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Thousands joined the inaugural 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, despite increased police security. The route started out at Pier 57 and wound around Lower Manhattan. From dedicated athletes to families with kids in tow, participants turned out to honor the victims and the first responders that poured into the area after the attacks. April […]

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