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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Spring Studios representatives apologized to Tribeca residents last week for a post-Super Bowl bash that aroused the ire of neighbors. The Feb. 3 event simply got out of control and efforts are underway to avoid such disturbances in the future, according to a consultant for the venue, Bradford Gonzalez-Sussman. Bright lights […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  If Mayor Bill de Blasio decides to rehash an infill plan to raise funds for the New York City Housing Authority, he may have to leave the Lower East Side’s Smith Houses off the list. De Blasio said in February that he had abandoned ex-Mayor Bloomberg’s scheme to lease public housing […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Agreeing with about 150 passionate, green-T-shirt-wearing adults and kids who filled the auditorium at last month’s full board meeting, Community Board 2 voted to recommend preserving the Elizabeth St. Garden as permanent public, open green space. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development is considering the site — a 20,000-square-foot, […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED FEB. 14, 2014  |  The Battery Park City Authority says it’s planning a major renovation of the aging public bathrooms in Robert F. Wagner Park, and currently estimates that the job could cost nearly $1 million. The 18-year-old bathrooms are, for now, still in service for visitors of the park […]

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Melting snow and salt caused an electrical fire that left two Canal St. buildings with a partial loss of power on the afternoon of Feb. 25. Around 50 firefighters rushed to the scene around 1:15 p.m., in response to reports of a smoking manhole just west of Hudson St., by the mouth of the Holland […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  | ORIGNINALLY PUBLISHED FEB. 14, 2014  |  Downtown residents may wait years until N.Y.P.D. can fulfill a two-year old promise to bring the police horses back to Tribeca. Community efforts to restore a mounted unit to their former stables at 19 Varick St. faltered on Feb. 12 when an N.Y.P.D. representative said at […]

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A.T.M. mugger thwarted Police arrested an 18-year-old man on Feb. 20 after he allegedly tried to steal a woman’s purse moments after she withdrew cash from a bank in the Financial District. The woman, 26, told cops that she took out $250 from a bank near the southern end of Broadway around 2:45 p.m., after […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED FEB. 16, 2014  |  Most of the time, controversial liquor license applications at the community board lead to long discussions over how late an establishment plans to serve drinks. But for a new Denny’s restaurant, which plans to open in May ― with a bar, in addition to its dining […]

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Downtown residents are encouraged to make their voices heard by attending upcoming meetings for the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program, which will help determine how $25 million in state funding is spent to help our neighborhood recover from Hurricane Sandy and prepare for future storms. Discussions will include flood protection for places like Hudson River […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  | Any Tribecans who were browsing the real estate blogs Thursday probably spotted an alarming item — a rendering of a futuristically absurd, 860-foot residential “Sky Wing Tower” planned for 101 Murray St. (pictured above). The story, as reported by the sites, was that developers Steven Witkoff and Fisher Brothers are jointly […]

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