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BY SARAH FERGUSON  |  After being fenced out for 10 months, members of the Children’s Magical Garden filed a claim of adverse possession on Mon., March 10, against Lower East Side developer Serge Hoyda and the development entity 157, LLC, seeking to reclaim the portion of the garden that Hoyda took over last May. The […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS   |  Governors Island may have a small stature compared to the skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan 1,000 yards away, but the value of the East River tract is growing within the local community, National Park Service officials told members of the C.B.1 Financial District Committee on March 5. A presentation to the […]

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FiDi robbers Police arrested two men, aged 21 and 24, early on March 3 after they tried to rob one person in the Financial District and then actually did rob another person minutes later. The suspects first walked into the 7-Eleven store at 111 John St. around 11:30 p.m. on March 2, and asked a […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | The previously planned charter school co-location at Murry Bergtraum High School will no longer go forward, the city’s Department of Education announced Thursday. At the end of last year, the D.O.E. under ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg approved the proposal to place a Success Academy charter school, serving grades K-4, within the halls […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  UPDATED FEB. 28, 2014 WITH A SEAPORT WORKING GROUP STATEMENT AFTER THE FIRST MEETING  | Now the Seaport work begins. Last November, Howard Hughes Corp. announced plans to redevelop the South Street Seaport with a 600-foot mixed use building, which drew near universal opposition from local leaders. A month ago, the firm agreed […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  New York’s may be a tale of two cities, but at Independence Plaza North in Tribeca, some residents say it’s a tale of two maintenance lists. Angry low- and middle-income tenants at the three-building, 1,300-unit complex say their landlord places higher priority on apartment repairs for market rate renters, leaving them […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Beneath the heights of the World Trade Center, a growing subterranean homeless population continues to serve as a source of friction between the city and civil rights groups. Following the latest clash between the two sides, homeless rights activists declared victory early Monday morning following a decision announced Friday by the […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  City education officials have once again denied a group of P.S./I.S. 276 parents’ request for bus service — and the parents say it’s a decision that places technicalities and finances ahead of their children’s safety. The group of 30 parents, who all live in the Financial District, were pushing the Department […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Responding to concerns about the impending shutdown of the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center, a top city official came to Community Board 1 last week in an attempt to quell the anxiety. Luis Sanchez, the Department of Transportation’s Lower Manhattan Borough commissioner, began by stressing that his office is “inheriting” the […]

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    Fans of Harold Ramis flocked to Tribeca’s “‘Ghostbusters’ Firehouse” Tuesday for a makeshift memorial to honor the writer, actor and director who died Mon., Feb. 24, from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis at the age of 69. “All the movies he’s done. Looking back at the list, it’s all my favorite movies. It’s […]

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