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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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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 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 the State […]

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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 1’s Financial District meeting […]

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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, […]

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THURSDAY, JULY 3 NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH 175 North End Ave, 212-790-3499, nypl.org/locations/battery-park-city Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers: Enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Limited to 25 babies and their caregivers; first-come first-served. Ages 0-18 months | Free |11:30 a.m. EVERY THURSDAY AT 11:30 […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  There is not much that local law enforcement can do regarding reports of small flying drones possibly taking peaks into Battery Park City residents’ high-rise windows. Sergeant Phuchon Srisuro of the B.P.C. Parks Enforcement Patrol told Community Board 1 members on July 1 that there were two reports of unmanned drones […]

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Many hundreds came to Chinatown’s Transfiguration Church last Sunday for Mass and to celebrate the “Golden Jubilee” for Sister Joanna Chan, who is retiring after 50 years of service in many different ways. Playwright, educator, arts leader and prisoner counselor are all apt words to describe Chan. Born in Hong Kong 74 years ago, Chan […]

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BY SERGEI KLEBNIKOV  |  “Where have the Broome St. Alley Cats gone?” reads a flier posted by local residents of the Amalgamated Dwellings building complex. The flier calls for help as the last elderly cats of what used to be an established feral cat colony pass away. The “Broome St. Alley” cats, reportedly one of […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Our little neighborhood is the belle of the summer fun in the city this year! Thank you Macy’s for drawing attention downtown! Restaurant news…New places are popping up in old locations. Long established spots are back and better. And a historic gem is working hard to make a comeback.  Rumor has […]

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