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Senior killed crossing Canal St. A dump truck fatally hit an 83-year-old man while he was crossing Canal St. near the Manhattan Bridge on Fri., July 17, police say. Police were called to the scene at around 1 p.m. in Chinatown and the man, Ka Chor Yau, was taken to Lower Manhattan Hospital, where he was […]

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(Posted July 17, 2015 and updated July 20) A dump truck fatally hit an 83-year-old man while he was crossing Canal St. near the Manhattan Bridge on Fri., July 17, police say. Police were called to the scene at around 1 p.m. in Chinatown and the man was taken to Lower Manhattan Hospital, where he was […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Sept. 11. Constant construction. The financial crisis of 2008. Rising rents. The small businesses on Nassau St. between John and Beekman Sts. have survived many setbacks — but the greatest challenge yet may be the neighborhood’s transition from business to residential. “People shop where they work, not where they live,” […]

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For the third year in a row, The Downtown Revolution girl’s fast pitch softball team won city championships Sunday.  The Junior team fought off Peter Stuyvesant Little League 6-5 in nine innings July 12.  In the nightcap, in front of 200 plus fans at the team’s home Battery Park City fields, the Senior division team […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC| A request for a one-day event at Finn Square, the lush green triangle on W. Broadway between Leonard and Franklin Sts., brought up resentments over other plazas — proposed and actual — in Tribeca. Lynn Ellsworth, chairperson of Tribeca Trust, a preservation advocacy group, went before Community Board 1’s Tribeca Committee on […]

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BY ANDY HUMM | The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision opening marriage to same-sex couples in all 50 states has mostly been celebrated two-by-two as long-denied rights were granted in clerks’ offices across the South and Midwest. But the campaign of Freedom to Marry, which worked to coordinate grassroots, political, and legal efforts on the issue for […]

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By MIA RUPANI  | The U.S. women’s national soccer team did more than just win the FIFA Women’s World Cup on July 5. They also became heroes to many young girls throughout the city, who waited eagerly to watch them in the parade along the famed Canyon of Heroes at 11 a.m. on Friday. Members of […]

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By MIA RUPANI  | Preschool of America in Battery Park City reopened on Mon., July 6 after having its operating license suspended last month after losing track of a toddler who reportedly wandered into the street. It appeared to be business as usual at the school on the afternoon of July 8 as parents came to […]

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(Originally posted July 6, 2015) The year could have been 1780 on this July 4th, at least when you were looking out on the Hudson from New York Harbor. The Hermione, or L’Hermione, an authentic replica of the ship that brought the Marquis de Lafayette and news of France’s support back to America 235 years ago, led a […]

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By MIA RUPANI  | The discussion got heated at a Community Board 1 meeting last week when more than 20 residents from 20 Pine St. voiced their concern over the construction of a ramp on their building. The 74-foot long, 5-foot wide ramp is being built to accommodate Federal Express, which recently signed a lease […]

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