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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON    |  In May, the Downtown Independent Democrats voted “no endorsement at this time” for governor and lieutenant governor in the September Democratic primary. The Working Families Party was endorsing the next day, and D.I.D. was curious to see how that would turn out. Andrew Cuomo went on to win the W.F.P. […]

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BY SERGEI KLEBNIKOV  |  On a quiet Soho block, concerned neighbors have mobilized to prevent a noisy restaurant from expanding to a nearby bakery and acquiring a liquor license for the new location. Six months ago, Matt Abramcyk, a previous owner of the infamous Beatrice Inn, and partner Akiva Elstein took over Jean Claude, a […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  The CitiBike battle of Petrosino Square is up and rolling once again. Opponents of siting a bike-share station in the Soho park recently filed an appeal in the State Supreme Court Appellate Division. Last October, State Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern, ruled against the plaintiffs, writing in her decision, “Bicycling is […]

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Trio attacks teen girl A 15–year-old girl walking in FiDi was beaten by three adults who tried to take her iPhone on July 17 at 11 p.m., police say. The teen, a Bronx resident, was on the southeast corner of Battery Pl and Greenwich St., on a Thursday night when two women and one man […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS    |  A little something extra in last month’s city budget speeds up the classroom of the future’s arrival a bit for Lower East Side students. Eight local schools received additional funding for technology purchases, including laptops and interactive whiteboards, plus tables with all the capabilities of an iPad, but bigger and […]

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A Holiday Inn is set to open this summer at 99 Washington St., crossing at Rector St. in the Financial District.  The 50-story building holds nearly 500 rooms and is the tallest Holiday Inn in Manhattan at 467 feet, according to Gregory Marshall, executive project manager at Cava Construction and Development, Inc.  McSam Downtown L.L.C. […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  | It took one Downtown Little League team three years to transform into a state champion. Strong hitting and critical defensive plays inspired a team comprised of local 14 year-olds to beat Haverstraw 7-6 on July 27 in Chatham, N.Y. It is the first time that a Downtown team has won a […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  | Downtown Little League took another state softball title as the 11-year-old girls beat Pearl River on Monday. The two teams exchanged leads throughout the game, but it took an extra inning following a rain delay to determine a winner. Coach Scott Morrison told Downtown Express in a phone interview that the […]

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Trio attacks teen girl A 15–year-old girl walking in FiDi was beaten by three adults who tried to take her iPhone Thursday night at 11 p.m., police say. Police say the teen, a Bronx resident, was on the southeast corner of Battery Pl and Greenwich St., July 17 when two women and one man came […]

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  By ZACH WILLIAMS | Downtown Little League’s all star girls softball team won the city championship Saturday and will be playing for the state tournament at the end of the week. Limiting their mistakes, powered Downtown to victory in the Little League Section 5 All-Stars 11s championship with a 5-2 victory over Great Kills, Staten […]

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