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THURSDAY, JULY 31 HUDSON RIVER PARK Pier 25 at North Moore, 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 ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Downtown captured two state championships in Little League softball in Chatham, N.Y. with one team still with ambitions of a national title. A Downtown Little League team comprised of local 14-year-olds will play in the Eastern Region finals Aug. 1 – 8 in Orange, Conn. following a 7-6 victory over Haverstraw […]

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BY ROGER MILLER  |  On the day Hurricane Sandy bowled through New York City almost two years ago, Wilma Serrano was in her apartment on the Lower East Side watching TV. “All of a sudden the lights went out, and when I looked out the window the East River was overflowing towards my building and […]

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On Thursday evening, July 24, several hundred people including many Jews gathered in Foley Square for an anti-Israeli rally. The names of over 100 children killed in Gaza were read aloud as several people stretched out a long tape bearing the names and ages of the dead.  The rally was organized by Adalah-NY and called for, […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON    |  In May, the Downtown Independent Democrats voted “no endorsement at this time” for governor and lieutenant governor in the September Democratic primary. The Working Families Party was endorsing the next day, and D.I.D. was curious to see how that would turn out. Andrew Cuomo went on to win the W.F.P. […]

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BY SERGEI KLEBNIKOV  |  On a quiet Soho block, concerned neighbors have mobilized to prevent a noisy restaurant from expanding to a nearby bakery and acquiring a liquor license for the new location. Six months ago, Matt Abramcyk, a previous owner of the infamous Beatrice Inn, and partner Akiva Elstein took over Jean Claude, a […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  The CitiBike battle of Petrosino Square is up and rolling once again. Opponents of siting a bike-share station in the Soho park recently filed an appeal in the State Supreme Court Appellate Division. Last October, State Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern, ruled against the plaintiffs, writing in her decision, “Bicycling is […]

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Trio attacks teen girl A 15–year-old girl walking in FiDi was beaten by three adults who tried to take her iPhone on July 17 at 11 p.m., police say. The teen, a Bronx resident, was on the southeast corner of Battery Pl and Greenwich St., on a Thursday night when two women and one man […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS    |  A little something extra in last month’s city budget speeds up the classroom of the future’s arrival a bit for Lower East Side students. Eight local schools received additional funding for technology purchases, including laptops and interactive whiteboards, plus tables with all the capabilities of an iPad, but bigger and […]

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A Holiday Inn is set to open this summer at 99 Washington St., crossing at Rector St. in the Financial District.  The 50-story building holds nearly 500 rooms and is the tallest Holiday Inn in Manhattan at 467 feet, according to Gregory Marshall, executive project manager at Cava Construction and Development, Inc.  McSam Downtown L.L.C. […]

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