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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The new Peck Slip School in the Seaport is expected to open to students this September and its principal Maggie Siena is looking forward to having a library and dedicated space for music, art and science. “It’s always nice to have a room that’s really dedicated for a single purpose,” […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC    |  The World Trade Center Performing Arts Center — an important part of the original plan for the site but which has been plagued with delays — still does not have an architect, but is moving forward with a clear vision of what kind of performing arts space it would like […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  It had all the makings of a typical teen party — pizza and soda, excited chatter, and of course, young people. But it was no party, but rather a meeting to discuss a serious commitment that some adults would shy away from: serving on a community board. Late last Friday […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The speculation is over: Michael Fortenbaugh is officially out of North Cove Marina as the Battery Park City Authority named Brookfield Office Properties and its partner Island Global Yachting the marina’s operator at their Thurs., Jan. 22 morning meeting. Brookfield Properties will pay $4.5 million in license payments over ten […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  A political tsunami hit Lower Manhattan and all of New York State last Thursday as Sheldon Sheldon, the powerful speaker of the Assembly, surrendered to the F.B.I. on multiple corruption charges. According to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, Silver’s alleged crimes include two forms of graft involving his outside income over the […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Last year when Downtown school advocates renewed their battle to get more classroom space in the Schools Chancellor’s conference room, Sheldon Silver, their most powerful ally, had a simple solution for the school leader: Use my conference room across the street. Although the idea was rejected by Chancellor Carmen Farina, Assembly […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC    |  A research and educational center to study the Hudson River estuary at Pier 26 was a seed planted in the ‘90s that is now beginning to blossom — funding and partners are now in place. The Hudson River Park Trust has announced the consortium that will operate and run the […]

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The city’s Dept. of Education is continuing to take applications for kindergarten with the deadline being Feb. 13. Families who apply on the last day have the same chance as getting their first choice as those who have already applied. A 5- year-old child who is zoned for a school and who has a sibling […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  The Streit’s matzo company will vacate its longtime Lower East Side factory and relocate later this year. For nine decades the family-owned company has manufactured matzo from four adjacent former tenement buildings at 148-154 Rivington St., growing over that time from a local to international brand. But just as company founder […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS    |  A local leader who has lent a sympathetic ear to South Street Seaport preservationists fighting the proposed development project there, has just been tapped to join the city Landmarks Preservation Commission — the same commission which is about to begin reviewing the proposal. Mayor Bill de Blasio last week nominated Wellington […]

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