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The new East River ferry service turned six months old earlier this month. On Thursday, Dec. 15, City Councilmember Margaret Chin along with Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other city officials greeted morning ferry commuters and provided free service and coffee aboard the ferry that day. Close to 500,000 passengers rode the new service to […]

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Popeye’s Chicken and Biscuits at 143 Fulton St. has been closed for evidence of mice in food areas, according to the city Department of Health. The fast food chain’s Downtown location received a whopping 49 points’ worth of violations on December 16, considerably more than the 27 points given to “C” grade restaurants, according to […]

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[media-credit id=1 align="alignright" width="300"][/media-credit]In advancing the mission to provide service and advance Lower Manhattan, the Downtown Alliance, backed by State Senator Daniel Squadron, has put forth an initiative to launch the Green Commercial Incentive Program. In Squadron’s letter to Governor Cuomo, the Senator asserted that, after the state passed legislation, New York has the means […]

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The New York City Economic Development Corporation (N.Y.C.E.D.C.) has issued a Request for Proposals to allow design and architectural professionals the opportunity to brighten Lower Manhattan and give it a 24-hour appeal to business, residential and commercial individuals. “The new [street] lighting will make visitors feel more welcome,” said Councilmember Margaret Chin said. “This project […]

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A bronze replica of one of the world’s most renowned sculptures has found its way to a church in the heart of Little Italy. On Dec. 1, the first official casting of “Moses,” made from Michelangelo’s original white marble sculpture, was installed in the sanctuary of the Church of the Most Precious Blood, at 109 […]

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Lower Manhattan residents enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry are encouraged to complete their 2011-12 health survey. Residents’ responses will help the city’s Department of Health understand the long-term health impacts and plan for 9/11-related health care needs. All Registry enrollees have been sent a survey by mail or email, according to Marcus […]

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Nearly 700 NYC schools, including Richard R. Green High School of Teaching, the High School of Economics and Finance and others in Lower Manhattan, are likely contaminated with Polychlorinated biphenyl (P.C.B.) toxins, according to a news advisory distributed by U.S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler’s office. Other Downtown schools purportedly contaminated with P.C.B.s include the Leadership and […]

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On Friday, Dec. 2 U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler introduced legislation to help prevent a meltdown at the Indian Point Nuclear Plant and further safeguard New Yorkers in the event of a catastrophe. The added protection was presented in the form of an amendment to the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011. In a statement released by […]

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A new hotel at 525 Greenwich Street hopes to compete with the other trendy hotels in the neighborhood, like the Trump SoHo and the Mercer Hotel, once it opens its doors in 2013. The hotel is reported to cost $60 million and construction is set to begin before the year ends. The former parking garage […]

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Community Board 1 Chair Julie Menin officially announced her formation of a General 2013 Committee at last month’s C.B. 1 full board meeting. “It’s not for any specific [elected] office,” said Menin. “I will make that determination in the future.” Menin’s announcement received some praise and positive feedback from various C.B. 1 members at the […]

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