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BY YANNIC RACK | Exotic fish were bobbing up and down, glowing in softly changing colors and carrying kids and adults of all ages around in a circle. That was the scene in the Battery Thurs., Aug. 20, as the long-awaited SeaGlass carousel finally spun into life for its first ride. Only half an hour after […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The Battery Park City Authority announced Tuesday a new head for the neighborhood’s parks after the controversial ouster of Tessa Huxley as its leader last month. Huxley, 62, who apparently is being forced out, will continue temporarily as executive director of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, which she steered and led for 27 […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  City Landmarks commissioners last week splashed cold water on the South Street Seaport plan to cover most of Pier 17’s rooftop with protection from the rain. Members of the Landmarks Preservation Commission did not say they would reject the canopy proposed by Howard Hughes Corp., but they did say the covering […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |  A yearlong survey conducted to figure out community needs in Lower Manhattan yielded some surprises, including that optimism resides in Battery Park City. When asked what they would change about their neighborhood, the number one response was “not one thing: it’s nice here!” “From Battery City Park, we heard […]

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The second time was the charm for Chinese company Fosun, which got Landmarks Preservation Commission approval on Tues., Aug. 4 for changes they want to make to landmarked 28 Liberty Plaza, formerly known as One Chase Manhattan. Almost two years ago, Fosun bought the 60-story, 2.2 million sq. ft. tower for $725 million from JPMorgan […]

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BY YANNIC RACK  |  Exactly how high will a new apartment tower rise by the Manhattan Bridge? That question is currently hard to answer. On July 29, the community room on the second floor of Two Bridges Tower once again filled up with worried residents who demanded answers about the massive development currently being built […]

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The eastbound M22 bus route returned to Chambers St. Sun., Aug. 2 following the completion of the Chambers St. reconstruction project. The project, which began in the summer of 2010, was arranged to repair water and sewer infrastructure below Chambers St. Other improvements to the area include new streetlights, granite curbs and trees. The project […]

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BY YANNIC RACK  |  A Chinatown-area doctor is accused of illegally selling Xanax prescriptions worth millions, according to authorities. Bridget Brennan, the city’s special narcotics prosecutor, announced on July 28 that Dr. Mengjia Zhao dispensed up to $4.6 million worth of the addictive anti-anxiety medication onto the black market. Zhao, who kept a practice at […]

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Jeff Galloway, former longtime Community Board 1 member and Battery Park City resident, has been sentenced to three months in jail and five years probation for tax fraud. In June, Galloway, 61, pleaded guilty to criminal tax fraud in the third degree, which is a felony. He was sentenced on Wed., July 22 in criminal […]

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Man arrested in anti-Muslim attack A homeless man was arrested last week and charged with felony assault for a hate crime that took place last month in Chinatown, police say. Zin McDade, 29, who was arrested Aug. 4, has been charged with two counts of felony assault, one as a hate crime, and aggravated harassment […]

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