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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |   Alexander Meadows officially announced his campaign for the 66th Assembly District two week ago. He’ll be challenging longtime incumbent Deborah Glick on Tues., Nov. 4. The 66th District includes the West Village, Hudson Square, Tribeca, Soho, Noho, the East Village west of First Ave. and a small part of Battery Park […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Tribeca elementary school P.S. 150 — a school that at one time was in danger of relocating to Chelsea — has just won the National Blue Ribbon Award. The award, administered by the U.S. Dept. of Education since 1982, is for schools that have “overall academic excellence” or “progress in […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  The hot air balloon that floated over the Seaport Sept. 28 and triggered mistaken fears about terrorism, was hired by the area’s biggest developer Howard Hughes Corp., and not the city — contrary to other media reports. “Several residents of the South Street Seaport expressed alarm, having received no prior notice and […]

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Panty raid Like a ‘50s-era trope by a frat house, a male-female team stole 200 pairs of underwear worth $2,700 from a Victoria’s Secret at 591 Broadway in Soho last week. Police say the woman stole the panties and shoved them into her bag while her partner played lookout.  The whole thing was caught on […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Tribeca elementary school P.S. 150 — a school that at one time was in danger of relocating to Chelsea — has just won the National Blue Ribbon Award. The award, administered by the U.S. Dept. of Education since 1982, is for schools that have “overall academic excellence” or “progress in […]

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Prints & bag lifted A tag team of two thieves walked into the Saint Laurent Paris store at 80 Greene St. in Soho last week. While one of the men distracted an employee, the other took a $1,190 handbag from the display case and hid it underneath his shirt, police said. He then wiped down […]

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By JOSH ROGERS |The hot air balloon that floated over the Seaport Sunday and triggered mistaken fears about terrorism, was hired by the area’s biggest developer Howard Hughes Corp., and not the city — contrary to other media reports. “Several residents of the South Street Seaport expressed alarm, having received no prior notice and fearing […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  “This is what happens when you take so long to build something,” John Fratta told Lawrence Mauro last week, drawing knowing laughter in the room. Perhaps it was gallows humor — they were after all talking about the South Street Seaport Historic District, namely the plaza area at Peck Slip between […]

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The city is not considering moving the Citi Bike stand at Peck Slip Plaza, a Dept. of Transportation official told Downtown Express this week. Community Board 1 had passed a resolution in July asking the city to move the stand from the plaza to the  northeast corner of Peck Slip and Front St. The official, […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The Friends of Bogardus Garden is moving forward with plans to improve the plaza at Hudson St. between Chambers St. and Reade St. and presented its preliminary design at the Wed., Sept. 10 Tribeca Committee meeting. “One of the major impetuses of this project is how do we take a […]

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