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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  It’ll be another few months before the public gets to see how much the Howard Hughes Corp. has adjusted its proposed 600-foot tower at the South Street Seaport, but in the meanwhile, the tower has a lot more support than many observers thought. Since the firm unveiled its proposal last fall, the […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  After previously voting “no endorsement” in the Democratic primary for governor, the Village Independent Democrats last Thursday reconsidered their position, ultimately throwing their support behind political newcomer Zephyr Teachout. Teachout, a Fordham law professor, entered the Democratic primary in June after losing the Working Families Party endorsement to Governor Andrew Cuomo […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW   |  A Seaport staple since 2007, the New Amsterdam Market is no longer, founder Robert LaValva announced in a startling email Monday. The move surprised even the organization’s board members. It’s also unclear whether upcoming fundraising events will be held or canceled. The announcement, which described the greenmarket’s history and success, also put […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC AND JOSH ROGERS  |  The placement of a CitiBike docking station at Peck Slip this month has spurred mixed reactions from Lower Manhattan community members. Peck Slip was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy and was filled with construction equipment that had been recently cleared. “We finally got this back,” said Paul […]

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BY ANNUM KHAN  |  A visit to William St. during the afternoon will confirm the need for more traffic law enforcement.  A truck stops in the middle of an eroding crosswalk at the corner of Exchange Place while pedestrians try to dodge it.  Walking up William St., the busy plaza at Liberty St. and Maiden […]

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BY SERGEI KLEBNIKOV   |  After closing for “rebranding,” violence-plagued nightspot Greenhouse will continue with its attempts to reopen, this time reportedly with a “new concept.” The Varick St. nightclub has had a troubled history. In late April, the club was forced to shut down after its liquor license expired. A renewal application was filed with […]

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BY ANNUM KHAN  |  Amidst the seemingly never-ending construction in the Downtown area, the Four Seasons hotel and private residences project at 30 Park Place aims to limit its share of noise until the projected project completion date in June 2016. Eric Reid, Four Seasons construction manager at Tishman Construction, spoke at a Community Board […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  The skyline is rapidly changing around Spring St. and Sixth Ave. On the corner, God’s Love We Deliver is rebuilding and vertically expanding its Soho headquarters. Meanwhile, just to the north — and getting a boost from a transfer of air rights from the do-gooding, hot-meals provider — One Vandam, a […]

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Sweet smell of money The whiff of cologne and its eye-popping pricetag attracted shoplifters to two Downtown stores in the past week. Police arrested a suspect, 45, for trying to  take three bottles of Fierce cologne worth about $1,700 from the South Street Seaport Abercrombie & Fitch  Sat., July 12 at 4 p.m. Police say […]

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THURSDAY, JULY 17 HUDSON RIVER PARK Pier 25 at North Moore, http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/events/river-rangers-2014 River Rangers: Hudson River Park offers budding scientists an opportunity to learn more about the great outdoors. Hudson River Park’s environmental educators bring the opportunity to observe and explore through discovery-based science experiments and nature-inspired crafts. Hands-on learning and play activities for kids […]

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