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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The recent reorganization of Catholic parishes throughout the New York region and in Lower Manhattan has included the discontinuation of Mass at Southbridge Towers. “People are upset about it,” said John Fratta, a longtime Southbridge resident and former chairperson of Community Board 1’s Seaport Committee. Around 15 years ago, Fratta recalled, Mass […]

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FiDi Families and Play-Well TEKnologies are presenting a free LEGO workshop for children on Fri., Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 206 Front St. With access to more than 20,000 LEGO pieces, kids will work together to create bridges, skyscrapers and motorized LEGO cars. The workshop is just one of many different […]

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Keith Markel, an attorney who specializes in employment law and a father of four, joined Community Board 1 last month. Markel and his wife moved to Nassau St. over 11 years ago. Three of their children attend Spruce Street School and the youngest is 18 months old. Longtime Downtown residents, he and his wife are […]

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Thieves punch mom for kids’ Nintendo Two men punched a mom and then stole her children’s handheld game consoles in the Financial District just after midnight last weekend, police say. The Brooklyn woman, 21, her three kids and a friend had just departed from the Whitehall Ferry Terminal when they were attacked from behind by […]

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By DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC and JOSH ROGERS  |  (Last updated 3:16 p.m., July 30, 2015 with new statements) Tessa Huxley, who has been in charge of Battery Park City’s frequently-praised parks for nearly three decades, has apparently been forced out as executive director of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy. Dennis Mehiel, chairperson and C.E.O of […]

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Security is tight at One World Trade Center, but we trust no one is too worried about this shark spotted recently in Tribeca.

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |   It has been almost 14 years since Sept. 11, eight years since Community Board 1 approved a design, nine months since it championed a “simplified” plan and now it’ll be another two years for the plaza area to be complete at Peck Slip, between South and Water Sts. If construction […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |  The Temple Court at 5 Beekman St. is now expected to open early next year. The hotel, originally slated to open this year on Oct. 31, is now planning to open Feb. 1, 2016, the hotel’s managing director Rob Andrews told Community Board 1’s Seaport Committee at their Tues., […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  Last Friday, Paul the Pigeon Man was stoic. Larry the Birdman was bereft. They missed seeing their friends in Washington Square Park. If it seems there are a lot less pigeons in Washington Square Park, it’s because there are. Earlier last week, on Tuesday afternoon, birdnappers were reportedly out in force on […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  | (Updated 4:27 p.m. July 30, 2015 with more reactions) Gigi Li withdrew as a candidate for Democratic district leader in the 65th Assembly District, Part C, on Wednesday amid allegations by the opposition of fraudulent ballot petitions. The Lo-Down first reported the news, including a resignation statement from Li, in which she acknowledged […]

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