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The F.D.N.Y. is celebrating its 150th anniversary this Saturday with open houses at fire stations all over the city this Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., including five in Lower Manhattan. The chance to see fire trucks up close and speak with firefighters will no doubt draw many children to the May 2nd event, […]

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Another man found in Hudson River A man was found dead and floating in the Hudson River near North Cove Marina in Battery Park City on Mon., Apr. 27 at 11 a.m., police say. The police responded to a 911 call and found the 57-year-old man fully clothed in the water. The Harbor Unit also […]

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Coyotes are so hot right now, with neighborhood sightings the activity du jour. Lower Manhattan has finally been graced with the animal’s presence: a coyote was seen near North Cove Marina Saturday morning in Battery Park City, police say. The First Precinct was on the case and went to the marina to find her — […]

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Battery Park City-based Asphalt Green volleyball teams continue their winning streak, with the 15 and under girls team winning their division on Sat., Apr. 19. Asphalt Green Wave Volleyball Team went 5 and 0 at the all-day Garden Empire Volleyball Association tournament at Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey. Each team, explained Ben Freeman, associate […]

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It is a sound that hasn’t been heard for some time: the clack clack of typewriters. At the Fulton Center Thursday, beige typewriters were an integral part of an event called “Poetry in Motion: The Poet Is In.” Busy commuters rushed below while people waited patiently in line to have an audience with one of […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY   | City Hall Park percolated with excitement under a bright sun on a perfect morning as Downtowners — parents and kids — crowded the sidewalk at City Hall Park ready to launch the 2015 season for the Downtown Little League last Saturday. Arriving with their dad before joining their own teams, big […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Speak softly and carry a big stick, Theodore Roosevelt’s famous foreign policy philosophy, might just as well have been Sheldon Silver’s mantra during his two decades as Assembly speaker. The Albany power broker was often inaudible at public events, but his influence was unmistakable as he delivered schools and other much-needed items […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Community Board 1 may have recently lost some veterans, but it has gained seven new members, which include one returning and for the first time a minor. Susan Wu, 17, lives in Battery Park City and is a junior at Stuyvesant High School. “Joining Community Board 1 is the perfect opportunity […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Downtown K-8 principals are warning that they could soon get squeezed at both ends as they look for space for kindergarten and sixth grade students in the same building. Terri Ruyter, principal of P.S./I.S. 276, said at Assemblymember Sheldon Silver’s Overcrowding School Task Force meeting Wed., Apr. 15 that kindergarten […]

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Google “America’s Worst Mom” and you’ll quickly learn that Lenore Skenazy once let her 9-year-old son ride the subway alone. The columnist and reality show host got that title after writing about her boy’s remarkable experience safely getting from point A to point B without an adult by his side.  But not everyone thought this was a […]

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