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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Visiting 30 acres of new park space less than 10 minutes from Lower Manhattan comes with a small price to pay this summer. Ferries to Governors Island for the general public will run daily and charge visitors for the first time while an expanded course of recreational offerings await after a […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Summer season is gearing up at the South Street Seaport with new shops, bars and restaurants now open and more to come. Look for everything from clothes kids can draw on to craft beers for adults to sip. “We had to come here to the fabulous Seaport,” Monica Phromsavanh, C.E.O. of […]

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BY ALBERT AMATEAU  | Catherine Abate, president and C.E.O. of Community Healthcare Network for the past 15 years, former state senator representing the Village and Tribeca, and Dinkins administration commissioner of the city Departments of Correction and Probation, died May 17 at Bellevue Hospital. She was 66. Her death came after a two-year battle with uterine […]

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BY GERARD FLYNN  |  Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street activist who elbowed a police officer in the face at a protest in Zuccotti Park, was sentenced Monday in State Supreme Court to 90 days in jail, with five years probation. McMillan, a 25-year-old New School graduate student, will also pay a fine of $5,000 […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  As Wellington Chen, executive director of the Chinatown Partnership, said last week, it’s been a long time coming. Even as they’ve continued to build communities, Chinese families all over the city have always had to choose whether to send their kids to school on the Lunar New Year or keep them […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  | Bridging the transportation gap between two of the city’s fastest growing communities, a new ferry service now takes commuters from the Far West Side to Lower Manhattan in just 15 minutes. New York Water Taxi on May 19 launched its Westside Ferry, which runs during weekday rush hours between Hudson River Park’s […]

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BY NICOLAS FERNADES   |  A section of Elizabeth St. between Canal and Bayard Sts. in Chinatown was renamed Private Danny Chen Way on May 17 honoring the U.S. Army soldier who died in Afghanistan after racist hazing committed by his platoon. Chen, 19, was bullied and taunted by other soldiers for being a Chinese […]

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Chinatown murder Police arrested Chuen Lau, 55, for allegedly stabbing his older sister to death in their Chinatown apartment. After responding to a call from concerned relatives, officers arrived at the 115 Eldridge St. home around 6 p.m. on May 17 to find Meilin Liu, 57, lying in her bathtub, already dead from the stab […]

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By JOSH ROGERS  | The opening of the 9/11 Museum this week for previews has freed up much of the World Trade Center to visitors, allowing strollers to visit the memorial, and pedestrians to cross the site at Liberty St. “We went for a stroll last night,” Kristine Boel, 29, said Friday as she walked […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | As Wellington Chen, executive director of the Chinatown Partnership, said Friday, it’s been a long time coming. Even as they’ve continued to build communities, Chinese families all over the city have always had to choose whether to send their kids to school on the Lunar New Year or keep them home to […]

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