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Move over Empire State Building, there is new game in town. One World Observatory will be opening Fri., May 29 — offering spectacular vistas of the city from above 1,250 feet. Located on three levels — 100, 101 and 102 — of 1 World Trade, the observatory will be high-tech. Upon entering, visitors will be […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The stress-ridden middle school admission process in District 2 lacks any real choice, according to some, and there’s a new idea intended to fix that, but it could strain schools already flooded with applicants. Eric Goldberg, a member of the district’s Community Education Council for the last four years, said […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Nine Lower East Side public housing complexes will be able to tap into a $3 billion federal fund to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week in Red Hook. The nine are part of 33 NYCHA projects around the city that will receive […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The city Dept. of Transportation is making changes to an F.D.R. exit near Broad and South Sts. in an effort to improve traffic circulation in Lower Manhattan as well as make the area safer for pedestrians starting in three months. There have been some issues at the intersection of South […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |  The possibility that a Trader Joe’s may be part of the new retail at 28 Liberty Plaza, formerly known as One Chase Manhattan Plaza, sent the Financial District Committee atwitter last week. “When I met with Fosun Properties, I mentioned since they said retail, how about Trader Joe’s? To my great surprise, […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  Aaron Gross is a fifth-generation member of the Streit’s matzoh family. His great-great-grandfather Aron was the company’s founder. Today, Gross runs Streit’s with his cousins Alan Adler and Aron Pagoda. Eleven family members are in the business, and they all get along. “We are not the Durst family,” Gross quipped. Four old buildings […]

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BY YVONNE COLLERY    |  Do miracles come in clumps, like M15 buses? They do. After the remarkable return of Laszlo — my cat who was missing after the fatal Second Ave. gas explosion March 26 — I was still praying for a second miracle, as I couldn’t stop thinking about Lulu and the terror […]

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Downtown Express photographer Milo Hess won a first place award from the New York Press Association in the Art Photo category for his picture of the Downtown Dance Festival. “Nice work capturing the motion in this photo,” judges wrote of Hess’ picture, which ws published on the cover of the Aug 28, 2014 edition. “Good […]

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Long-running Exhibition: Pixelated, Sum of its Pieces Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St. at Hudson Street; (212) 274–0986; cmany.org; Mondays and Wednesdays, Noon–5 pm, Thursdays and Fridays, Noon–6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am–5 pm, Now – Sun, May 3; Free with $11 museum admission. This exhibition brings together emerging and mid-career artists whose […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Hundreds of students at Bard High School Early College discussed and confronted issues of race at a teach-in organized by students inspired by the ongoing #BlackLivesMatter movement. The event did not only concern issues of police-community relations, though, but also a range of topics, including social bias, the role of art […]

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