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BY SAM SPOKONY | Citing longstanding complaints of freezing apartments, sky-high electric bills, rising rents and lack of necessary repairs, two Gateway Plaza tenants on Tuesday filed a $100 million class action lawsuit against the complex’s management and the Battery Park City Authority. One of those tenants, Maureen Koetz – a former vice-president of Gateway’s tenant […]

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  Battery Park City’s playgrounds receive near universal praise, but sometimes accidents are even more fun. The B.P.C. Parks Conservancy ended up creating a temporary discovery area last Saturday when it drained Lily Pond because of a broken pipe. Kevin McCabe, a conservancy spokesperson, said the pond will be refilled March 27, the fish are […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  I used to make fun of people who bought lottery tickets, but about four years ago I started playing occasionally when the jackpots were big. I soon learned my reason was quite common: my wife was pregnant. In the next few weeks I’ll join a few hundred thousand other parents in […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Would you like to pay $4,200 a month to live in an apartment that might actually be rent-stabilized? Probably not. In fact, you might be pretty upset with the landlord and real estate broker who tried to sell you on that deal. And that could be why the broker who was […]

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BY NICOLAS FERNANDES  |   Two vehicles that regularly blocked the sidewalk behind the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian were moved after an inquiry was made by Downtown Express. A black Ford Excursion with a Texas license plate and a green Ford pickup from Maryland, typically parked on the Bridge St. sidewalk in front […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY   |  Last month, saw the first proposal for affordable housing within the new Hudson Square Special District, when Extell brought its plans for 68 Charlton St. to Community Board 2. The developer has applied for an inclusionary housing bonus — offered within Hudson Square as part of its rezoning last year […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Students at Stuyvesant High School are heavily invested in the design, manufacture and marketing of an innovative puzzle collection called Flip ‘N’ Check which is now stocked by Downtown merchants and others along the Eastern Seaboard. The students are not alone though in the enterprise which started three years ago with […]

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The 9/11 Memorial Museum officially opens May 21, but a week before that, there will be a special preview period allowing 9/11 family members, rescue and recovery workers, local residents and business owners (below Canal St.) and other stakeholders to get free access to tour the museum. The special dedication period will take place from […]

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BY NICOLAS FERNANDES  |  After visiting the National Archives and Records Administration in Lower Manhattan, an Italian couple found out that the husband’s grandfather returned to Italy after his arrival in America, so he could get married and bring his wife back to the states. Volunteer Heather Morrison helped the couple by finding the ship manifests […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Fearing the demolition of their 118-year-old building as a developer now seeks to replace it, residents of 67 Vestry St. in Tribeca have mounted an effort to protect the site by calling on the city to landmark it. Developer Aby Rosen, who bought the nine-story building in 2005, filed plans in […]

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