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[media-credit name="Downtown Express photos by TERESE LOEB KREUZER" align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit]The 315-mile-long Hudson River harbors some interesting creatures as it flows from Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondack Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, but none as dazzling as those who came to honor it on May 12 in the annual Hudson River Pageant. In […]

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BY JOHN BAYLES | A slew of local politicians stood outside Independence Plaza North in Tribeca on Thurs., May 3 to decry a recent court ruling they deemed a critical blow to the future of affordable housing in New York City. The press conference was spurred by a decision last month by the Appellate Division […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  A broad range of progressive activists staged a series of May Day demonstrations in an effort to further their mission of what they consider to be crucial social, political and economic change. Labor unions, immigration rights groups and Occupy Wall Street comprise the core coalition that organized the May 1 events throughout New […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS | To locals’ surprise, the famed Fritz Koenig sphere that survived the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is still in Battery Park, its resting place since the early 2000s. But it won’t be for long. Late Friday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the sphere’s owner, said that it has found […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Lend Lease, the international construction company responsible for tearing down the Deutsche Bank building at 130 Liberty St. has admitted to a massive fraud scheme amounting to several million dollars in lost funds for its clients. However, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the state-city agency that contracted Lend Lease to demolish […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER   |  The Howard Hughes Corporation employed the full court press on April 17 when it went before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. The developers were requesting permission to demolish the existing building on Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport and replace it with a glass-sheathed structure designed by […]

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[media-credit name="Downtown Express photo by Aline Reynolds " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Battery Park City parent Matt Schneider turns to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for support in lobbying the city Dept. of Education to solve Downtown’s school overcrowding crisis. BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  The city Department of Education’s proposed solutions to this year’s Downtown kindergarten wait lists […]

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[media-credit name="Downtown Express photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] On Thurs., April 26, Denzel John, a New York Harbor School senior, devoured an oyster at the New York Academy of Sciences’ event dubbed “Can Oysters Save New York Harbor?” BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Once upon a time, New York harbor’s oysters were […]

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[media-credit name="Photo by Lilly O’Donnell" align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] From left, outside The Bean on Second Ave., Matt Rosen, Jim Power and Jesse Jane. Power did the new coffee shop’s mosaic sign and tile decorations. BY LILLY O’DONNELL  |  For 25 years, Jim Power a.k.a. “The Mosaic Man” has been working on a “Mosaic Trail” through the […]

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (left), with NYS Sen. Daniel Squadron (right) and Janette Sadik-Khan (center), the NYC Department of Transportation commissioner, at a press conference on Monday. BY JOHN BAYLES  |  It has been referred to as the “wild west” of the tour bus industry. Bus company operators that pull up to random curbs throughout […]

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