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BY JOSH ROGERS  with DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC (Posted Dec. 10 2014 and updated Dec. 16)| The Battery Park City Authority said last week it is about to take control of North Cove Marina and told operator Michael Fortenbaugh to turn over the keys by Dec. 31. A new group Save North Cove formed a few […]

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  Southbridge senior wards off rape attempt A female resident was sexually assaulted and robbed in a stairway at 80 Beekman St. in Southbridge Towers on Thurs., Dec. 4, a little bit before 1 p.m., according to police. The 81-year-old woman told police she and the suspect got into the elevator on the ground floor […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS    |  Do you hate towers more than you love schools and affordable housing? That’s essentially the question, really the challenge, Howard Hughes Corp. is putting to community leaders with its latest plan to develop the South Street Seaport. No wonder that after it was released two weeks ago, one of the […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  N. Moore St. residents are upset with the state of their street, between Varick and Hudson Sts. in the historic district of Tribeca, which they say has been in disrepair for over a decade. “This road since I’ve been here has been a disaster,” said Ron Ervolino, a resident of […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  It is the tale of two variance applications — with two very disparate endings. On the one hand is Trinity Church, whose application went relatively smoothly at Community Board 1’s Financial District Committee on Nov. 5. On the other, the developer for 100 Franklin St., whose presentation a week later […]

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New York City high school students dominated a demonstration Monday reacting to last week’s decision in Ferguson, Mo. not to indict the police officer who killed unarmed teen Michael Brown last summer.  One of them, Shana Buckstad, above, hit some rough waters to get to the march, which began in Union Square. Buckstad, 17, a […]

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BY LESLEY SUSSMAN  |  A proposal that would call on politicians to explore the possibility of putting tolls on all three East River bridges to help cut congestion in parts of Community Board 3 hit a roadblock at last month’s full-board meeting. C.B. 3 voted 21-12 against the measure, which was drafted by the board’s […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  updated 1:30 pm, Dec. 4, 2014| North Cove Marina leader Michael Fortenbaugh has been running sailing programs there for the last 20 years but he and his most loyal core of 10 workers must wait through Christmas to see if they’ll be getting pink slips and an eviction notice early next year because […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS    |  Some Downtown Catholic parishes will cease holding regular Mass services as part of a reshuffling of church resources in Lower Manhattan and throughout the Archdiocese of New York. A number of area parishes will each absorb a neighboring parish as part of a plan unveiled on Nov. 2 by the […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  | Southbridge Towers’ vote two months ago to privatize has been accepted by the state attorney general and the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal, according to leaders at the complex. “My opposition of 25 years is over,” Victor Papa, a former Southbridge president of the board, told Downtown Express the day […]

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