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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | (Originally posted, July 21, 2015) The new design for 2 World Trade Center has been splashed everywhere in the press, but last week, Community Board 1 was the first to get a public presentation. Members of the board’s Planning Committee applauded at the end of the presentation Mon., July 13. “Wow” and “that’s […]

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Keith McNally, restaurateur extraordinaire, went before Community Board 1’s Seaport Committee on Tuesday and revealed some details about his new restaurant at 5 Beekman St., which will be both a hotel and condos. Named Augustine, the restaurant will feature French cuisine — a continuation on the theme of some of McNally’s other spots, which include […]

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Saint Paul’s Chapel at 209 Broadway St. will be screening Dirty Dancing on Fri., July 24 as part of their “neighborhood movie nights” series. Popcorn and drinks will be provided for this free event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Sunset Jam on the Hudson starts at 6:30 p.m. in Wagner Park on July 24 and […]

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Senior killed crossing Canal St. A dump truck fatally hit an 83-year-old man while he was crossing Canal St. near the Manhattan Bridge on Fri., July 17, police say. Police were called to the scene at around 1 p.m. in Chinatown and the man, Ka Chor Yau, was taken to Lower Manhattan Hospital, where he was […]

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(Posted July 17, 2015 and updated July 20) A dump truck fatally hit an 83-year-old man while he was crossing Canal St. near the Manhattan Bridge on Fri., July 17, police say. Police were called to the scene at around 1 p.m. in Chinatown and the man was taken to Lower Manhattan Hospital, where he was […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Sept. 11. Constant construction. The financial crisis of 2008. Rising rents. The small businesses on Nassau St. between John and Beekman Sts. have survived many setbacks — but the greatest challenge yet may be the neighborhood’s transition from business to residential. “People shop where they work, not where they live,” […]

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For the third year in a row, The Downtown Revolution girl’s fast pitch softball team won city championships Sunday.  The Junior team fought off Peter Stuyvesant Little League 6-5 in nine innings July 12.  In the nightcap, in front of 200 plus fans at the team’s home Battery Park City fields, the Senior division team […]

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The Seaport Film and Food festival continues this Fri., July 17. For four consecutive Fridays in July, an array of complimentary food and drinks will be served at 7 p.m. highlighting a particular country, followed by an outdoor screening of a critically acclaimed international film at the Front/Row screen at the intersection of Fulton and […]

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Infant dies at Soho day care On his first day in day care, a 3-month-old boy died Monday at an unlicensed operator in Soho, police say. Police were called a little after noon to Soho Child Care at 69 Greene St. and the baby, Karl Towndrow of Brooklyn Heights, was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC| A request for a one-day event at Finn Square, the lush green triangle on W. Broadway between Leonard and Franklin Sts., brought up resentments over other plazas — proposed and actual — in Tribeca. Lynn Ellsworth, chairperson of Tribeca Trust, a preservation advocacy group, went before Community Board 1’s Tribeca Committee on […]

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