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By MIA RUPANI | (Originally posted Jue 30, 2015) Will next month be the end for a block of Tribeca eateries that have been facing the ax since May? Despite this news, the seven bars and restaurants on West Broadway are still bustling with activity with no sign the end may be near. The employees at […]

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By MIA RUPANI  | (Originally posted June 30, 2015) For the first time in nearly 40 years, Downtown Manhattan will host an Independence Day Parade that will cover some of the most historic streets in Lower Manhattan. Historian and tour guide James Kaplan helped organize the event, which is run by the Lower Manhattan Historical Society, which […]

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Robbed at knifepoint A woman was robbed at knifepoint two weeks ago in the Financial District, police say. The woman, 32, had just gotten out money from an A.T.M. near Fulton St. and Broadway on Mon., June 15 at 8 p.m., police say. A man asked her for directions and while she was distracted another […]

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(Originally  posted June 23, 2015) Students won’t have to play hooky next year to celebrate Lunar New Year. The mayor and chancellor announced Tuesday that they are adding the holiday to the coming school year. “We pledged to families we would keep working until we made Lunar New Year an official school holiday, and today we […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC |The push for Lower Manhattan to be a beacon for tech and creative firms continues with the Downtown Alliance opening a new event and meeting space Wednesday. Called Lower Manhattan HQ, or LMHQ, the new modern and bright space at 150 Broadway offers conference rooms, long tables for collaborative work, walls […]

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Robbed at knifepoint A woman was robbed at knifepoint last week in the Financial District, police say. The woman, 32, had just gotten out money from an A.T.M. near Fulton St. and Broadway on Mon., June 15 at 8 p.m., police say. A man asked her for directions and while she was distracted another man […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC |  Lower Manhattan residents gathered Monday in front of the Frank Gehry building to remember and honor Mike Rogalle, a beloved U.P.S. worker who was fatally struck by a car three years ago. Over 80 residents from 140 and 145 Nassau St. donated money for a tree to pay homage to […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | You win some, you lose some, but when it comes to development plans at South Street Seaport, there’s always frustration. That was the overriding feeling at two Community Board 1 meetings this month to talk about recent action on a project that has stalled on and off for 18 months. The delays tend […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | The plans of Rupert Murdoch and sons’ to move their film and media empire to Lower Manhattan is not yet a done deal, but the project’s high-profile architect last week released an eye-catching video showing what the new 2 World Trade Center will look like. The news was mostly welcomed Downtown, particularly because Two […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |   What does a rent stabilized building look like? If it’s in the Financial District, it could look like 37 Wall St. — a stately building that also houses Tiffany & Co. and is across from a Trump tower. Over five years ago, a housing court decision centered on 37 Wall St. […]

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