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

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A Ride Less Than Grand A Downtown express rider exiting the soon-to-reopen Fulton subway center lost nearly 8 grand in cash when a man grabbed her pocketbook as she was walking up the stairs on a Tuesday afternoon, police said. The 39-year-old woman got off a southbound 4 train June 3rd at 3 p.m., and […]

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By LINCOLN ANDERSON | Attorney Arthur Schwartz said he met with Madelyn Wils, the president of the Hudson River Park Trust, on Friday afternoon, 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 JOSH ROGERS   |  What happens next? That was the question on the minds of many in the crowd of a few hundred Monday night at the first public meeting of the Seaport Working Group. Regardless of whether they were committee members on the inside, or they were viewing the group’s development “Guidelines and […]

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Jessica Lappin, 39, the former Upper East Side City Councilmember and candidate for Manhattan borough president, was hired as president of the Alliance for Downtown New York in February. She now runs the city’s largest business improvement district. It’s a busy time for the Alliance with the recent and pending openings around the World Trade […]

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BY KATJA HEINEMANN  |  The week leading up to Memorial Day weekend saw a series of politically symbolic memorials and vigils in the neighborhood, beginning with the unveiling of Private Danny Chen Way, which had been a couple of years in the making, followed by an impromptu vigil for a local grandfather, Wen Hui Ruan, […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  For members of Community Board 1, talking with the Battery Park City Authority is itself success. Authority President Shari Hyman spoke at the June 3 meeting of C.B. 1’s Battery Park City Committee, saying she was committed to neighborhood outreach. While she offered few specifics on how the authority may help […]

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