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By KAITLYN MEADE | It might be the middle of summer, but it’s also ice skating season for the “Reach for the Sky Rink All Stars,” whose summer practice sessions at Chelsea Piers paid off August 4 when the ensemble was awarded a bronze in the United States Figure Skating Showcase Nationals — making them […]

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  [Updated with Section Championship results, July 22, 2013] This week, the 10s division girls of Downtown Little League All Stars played hard to get into the Little League Section 5 Championship, the first time a team from Downtown Little League has ever competed in a section championship, according to the team manager Scott Morrison. […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Three City Council members and one former community board chair want to be the next Manhattan borough president. At a forum convened by the Lower Manhattan Marketing Association on June 27, they told the audience why they are running for this office, summarizing their credentials and indicating what they would […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER    |  By all measures, the New Amsterdam Market held on Sunday, June 23 was a resounding success. More than 6,000 people came to the blocks between Beekman St. and Peck Slip on South St. to buy food from the market’s 72 vendors. Among many other offerings, there were bread bakers […]

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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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