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  BY HELAINA HOVITZ | Thanksgiving dinner usually doesn’t take place at noon on a Monday, but when you have more than 1,000 hungry mouths to feed in a single day — and a slew of high-profile celebrities to schedule in — you’ve got to make it work. The holiday came early for many of the […]

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BY JESSICA SCANLON | The cause of last week’s underground electrical fire that caused two manhole explosions still eludes authorities and residents, with some speculating that damage from Hurricane Sandy played a part. The incident took place at the intersection of Greenwich Street and Reade Street in Tribeca at around 11 a.m. on Sat., Nov. […]

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BY ALINE REYNODS |  Local residents have lingering worries that a developer’s current proposal to overhaul Pier 17 would deprive the public of open space and obstruct the panoramic views the Seaport is famous for. After hours of discussion, Community Board 1 has finally weighed in, officially, on developer Howard Hughes Corporation’s proposal for the historic […]

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Tribeca shops made sure not to let Sandy be the storm that stole Halloween from young trick-or-treaters, and got a little help doing so from a man who knows a lot about saves — retired Mets pitcher John Franco, who preserved more victories than any other Met. Franco, who has made appearances at Downtown Little […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS | An exuberant crowd burst into cheers upon President Obama’s re-election on Tues., Nov. 6 at a Downtown hub where they drank wine and beer and schmoozed for hours until the announcement was made at around 11 p.m. It was a sigh of relief for many who expressed anxiety over the outcome of […]

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Mitt Romney was doing much better down on Wall Street than at a West Village polling site, fourth graders discovered Tuesday in their exit polls. “It was mostly Obama in the first [West Village] location,” said Alexa, 9, a fourth grade student who was surveying voters on the street for the Little Red School House […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS | A host of Downtown businesses and residents will be displaced for weeks if not months due to the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. This and a slew of other storm-related issues were talking points at Community Board 1’s Executive Committee meeting held at Trinity Church on Sun., Nov. 4, where board […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  “The most amazing thing is, it went from there to here in about 30 seconds — then it came back, went back, in its time.” As a diesel generator thrummed loudly and gave off fumes outside the Ear Inn bar near the western end of Spring Street. Wednesday morning around 10 […]

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Businesses suffering losses from Hurricane Sandy need to make just one stop to get assistance at a new center the city opened at 79 John St. on Tues., Nov. 6. Community Board 1 Chair Catherine McVay Hughes said that although the forms are available online (www.nyc.gov/nycbusiness), some business owners and workers do not have Internet […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE | Miraculously, the vessels docked at South Street Seaport Museum, located at 12 Fulton St., fared better during hurricane Sandy than many of the landlocked businesses nearby. All seven ships made it through the storm with little to no damage. In a press release issued by the South Street Seaport Museum on […]

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