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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Supporters of Michael Fortenbaugh showed up in full force at Community Board 1’s monthly meeting on Thurs., Dec. 18. Fortenbaugh, whose North Cove Marina Management looks to be in danger of losing its lease at the North Cove Marina, spoke during the public session — along with around 30 people […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Change is afoot for Lower Manhattan’s only hospital — and the community is taking notice. After struggling New York Downtown Hospital merged with NewYork-Presbyterian 18 months ago, some people feared cutbacks, but instead, new services and more staff have been added as well as an almost $20 million ongoing renovation […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  For Tribeca resident Jessica Contrastano and her son Leo, a fifth grader at P.S. 41, the middle school application process began this summer. Together, they went online to Inside Schools, a website affiliated with the New School, to look at videos of schools and check out the test scores of […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW   |  It’s the holiday season and bells should be ringing, people should be singing…instead around our neighborhood, everyone’s in the catfight that the Howard Hughes Corporation development has become! It’s over… Just go ahead and consider the South Street Seaport the new Meatpacking District, as one attendee at last week’s WWD […]

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BY JODI PERL-ODELL   |  When Sadie Grace Perl walked down Ludlow St., people couldn’t help but feel happy. Maybe it was the sashay in her walk or the never-ending grin plastered across her furry face, but she made friends everywhere she went while she was living in the Lower East Side. Local 138, Ludlow […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS and DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Michael Fortenbaugh, North Cove’s commodore for the last two decades, will have to turn over his keys to the Battery Park City marina by Dec. 31, and it looks like his youth and adult sailing programs will not be able to return this season. The Battery Park […]

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BY PAUL DeRIENZO    |  Last weekend, WNYC broadcaster Oscar Brand celebrated his 69th continuous year on the air with a special edition of his radio program, “Oscar Brand’s Folksong Festival.” The program featured tapes from past broadcasts, showcasing his vast archive of musical guests. Over the years, from WNYC’s Lower Manhattan Studios, Brand provided […]

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BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM  |  Like almost everyone over 30, I feel like I’m experiencing whiplash as a result of how quickly the time suddenly seems to pass. Collecting events for this listing is an opportunity to slow down for a minute and reflect on the many opportunities we have in Lower Manhattan to make fun, […]

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Southbridge senior wards off rape attempt A female resident was sexually assaulted and robbed in a stairway at 80 Beekman St. in Southbridge Towers on Thurs., Dec. 4, a little bit before 1 p.m., according to police. The 81-year-old woman told police she and the suspect got into the elevator on the ground floor of […]

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Woman attacked in FiDi Two thieves looking for smartphones, attacked and robbed a woman outside 77 Water St. last week — but came up empty-handed. The 23-year-old woman had gotten off the train at Wall St. and was walking down Water St. at 9 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 9, when two men came up to […]

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