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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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BY ALINE REYNOLDS | Thousands of residents in Lower Manhattan have been ordered to evacuate their apartments in anticipation of a massive storm that will pass through the city in the next 48 hours. Emergency preparations the city is taking this weekend in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy brought chilling reminders of Tropical Storm Irene’s arrival […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | More than a year later than planned, a 52,000-square-foot community center may soon be opening in Battery Park City under the management of Asphalt Green. The opening was delayed in part by permitting problems but largely by a contract inked early in 2009 during the Battery Park City Authority administration of […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS | The Financial District’s Federal Reserve Bank was the target of a potentially deadly terrorist attempt in mid-October. On the morning of Wed., Oct. 17, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, a 21-year-old from Bangladesh, tried to detonate what he believed to be a 1,000-pound bomb in front of the New York Federal Reserve […]

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Chen trials result in dishonorable discharge, face more delays Travis Carden, the fifth soldier to be tried in relation to Danny Chen’s suicide, will be dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Army and will receive a $1,000 fine for attempting to impede the Chen investigations at Fort Bragg in August. He has also been sentenced to […]

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[media-credit name="Community Media photo by Sam Spokony " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit]One World Trade Center has become embroiled in a conflict involving its steel firm. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, owner of the 1,776-foot-high skyscraper, has sued steel fabricator ADF Steel Corporation for failing to deliver materials to the site that are necessary […]

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BY HELAINA HOVITZ | Chinatown is finally starting to clean up its act. On Mon., Oct. 8, the Chinatown District Management Association, the neighborhood’s Business Improvement District, announced that a new sanitation initiative is officially underway. An eight-member Clean Team will be hitting the streets seven days a week between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. to […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY| Around a hundred Lower East Side residents gathered alongside community leaders and politicians on Wed., Oct. 10 to rally against the impending closure of a Pathmark supermarket, which would pave the way for a largely unwelcome, upscale residential development. “This community is stunned that we will very soon be deprived of a […]

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 BY ALINE REYNOLDS | Hudson River Park, known as a quiet oasis from the hustle and bustle of Downtown, was the setting of a sexual assault on Sat., Sept. 22 — the second rape to occur in Lower Manhattan in the last two weeks. Shortly after 5 a.m. before the break of dawn, a stranger tried […]

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