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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  Attorney Arthur Schwartz said he met with Madelyn Wils, the president of the Hudson River Park Trust, June 6 and she informed him that the secret $100-million memorandum of understanding, or M.O.U., for transfer of Pier 40’s air rights has officially been scrapped. As reported by downtownexpress.com and The Villager at […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS   |  Weaving a future multi-purpose levee system into the Lower Manhattan urban fabric got tangled this month with ongoing efforts to restore the South Street Seaport. City officials on June 5 presented to Community Board 1’s Planning Committee an ambitious project to construct a multi-purpose levee on the East Side of Lower […]

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Burglar with lovely hair If you’ve got great hair, you probably don’t need any covering, but a hat store might still be a great cash supply for curling products. Police say a suspect with apparently memorable “wavy/curly” brown hair may have broken into the Hat Club twice in recent days, taking just over $800, but […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON    |  The Empire State Development Corporation — the state’s development agency — is now saying that an “expedited ULURP” is what will be done for the process under which Pier 40’s unused development rights will be transferred to the St. John’s Center site across the West Side Highway, and also for […]

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BY SARA HENDRICKSON  |  At a March 25 town hall meeting hosted by City Councilmember Corey Johnson, the Department of Education’s newly minted leadership was quick to thank the community for advocating so relentlessly to open a new middle school at 75 Morton St. in the West Village. “This school would not have been possible […]

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BY SERGEI KLEBNIKOV |  Business improvement districts are known for helping keep neighborhoods cleaner and safer by providing extra sanitation and security. Now, one BID is breaking new ground, so to speak, by taking on another thorny issue: tree pits. The Hudson Square Connection is standardizing tree planting around its west-of-Soho neighborhood, implementing a unique […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |    Foot-stomping hill music of the Deep South feels right at home in the South Street Seaport. What started as a clever way to draw in some customers on usually quiet Monday nights has now turned into a cultural phenomenon and made the Cowgirl Seahorse (Front and Dover Sts.) the urban […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS   |  The Downtown Boathouse will open by the end of the month, but the future makeup of Pier 26 remains an open question. Hudson River Park Trust officials, who oversee the Tribeca pier as part of the 550-acre park, will seek potential operators this summer for a future restaurant and education center. Recreational […]

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Thurs., June 12 – Wed., June 18 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK It’s been one year since I last reviewed bike share. Now, after nearly 100 rides here’s my updated review: 1. The bikes are holding up reasonably well. The seats are cracking and look like they won’t make it another […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  | Foot-stomping hill music of the Deep South feels right at home in the South Street Seaport. What started as a clever way to draw in some customers on usually quiet Monday nights has now turned into a cultural phenomenon and made the Cowgirl Seahorse (Front and Dover Sts.) the urban spot […]

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