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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | (Posted May13, 2015, and updated May 15) Heather Hensl was walking to work when a driver struck her on Beekman St. last month causing serious injuries — and says she won’t be able to walk on her own for four more weeks. In a phone interview and by email, Hensl, […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Financial District families were alarmed when they and their children with scooters or strollers were kicked out of One Chase Manhattan Plaza in recent weeks. Denise Courter, founder of FiDi Families, said around mid-April several families went to what is now called 28 Liberty Plaza, renamed after it was brought by […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  (Posted May 6, 2015 & updated May 8) | Who you gonna call? Another firehouse. Tribeca’s famed “Ghostbusters” firehouse is going to close soon for renovations. Hollywood probably won’t care about the temporary loss of the setting of its 1984 blockbuster and sequel, but for neighbors, it’ll mean longer emergency response times for quite […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Brookfield Office Properties and their partners unveiled plans for a shortened season at North Cove Marina Tuesday night — and reverberations from the former operator’s ousting were felt. David Cheikin, senior vice president of leasing for Brookfield Office Properties, introduced the partners who will run the marina as well as […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS and DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |  The hit and run driver who smashed into a pedestrian on a sidewalk near Spruce Street School last month has not been brought to justice, but she seems to have made her mark Downtown nonetheless. Beekman St. now seems less dangerous with traffic lights at the […]

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By JOSH ROGERS  | (Posted May 4, 2015 and last updated May 7) It was 40 or 50 small steps for man, and though it won’t be remembered as “a giant leap for mankind,” it did make a little World Trade Center history. Yves Guelat, a Swiss businessman on his way to a meeting at one […]

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While Shakespeare Downtown’s free performances of “Romeo and Juliet” at Castle Clinton have been canceled for this summer; Bard lovers should fret not, for the New York Classical Theatre is performing “Measure for Measure” inside and outside the grounds of the historic Castle. Now in its 16th season of free outdoor productions, New York Classical […]

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Long-running Art and play Robert F. Wagner Park, Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700; http;//www.bpcparks.org; Mondays – Wednesdays,10 am–noon,; Free. Preschoolers drop-in and play with other toddlers, in this interactive play time on the grassy lawn. Sing and hear stories too.   Basketball clinic Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City; www.bpcparks.org/event; Mondays, 3:30–5:30 pm,; Free.  Staffers teach children of […]

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Famed Austrian chef, Eduard “Edi” Frauneder, will open a new restaurant in the Financial District. He plans to move into the former Bunrasa space at 109 Washington St., between Carlisle and Rector Sts. It will be an Austrian-leaning restaurant — a neighborhood joint offering good food with solid wine, beer and cocktail selections, he told […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON    |  Standing on one of the new Whitney Museum of American Art’s outdoor terraces, one can take in the whole sweep of the surrounding neighborhood. According to the museum, this was the intent: to have the terraces face inward toward the city, as opposed to outward toward the Hudson River. From […]

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