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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Aplan to improve the safety, traffic and appearance of Orchard St. received support from a Community Board 3 committee on Sept. 4. Presented by the Lower East Side Business Improvement District, proposed changes to the streetscape would increase consistency among curbside amenities, such as trees, bike racks and benches, among other […]

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY 212-267-9700, bpcparks.org Preschool Art: Come learn art with paper, clay, wood, and paint. Ages 4 and under | Free, drop in | Nelson A. Rockefeller Park| 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. EVERY THURSDAY UNTIL 10/30 Art & Games Age 5+ | Free, drop in | Nelson A. […]

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Tribeca mugging An 18-year-old Brooklyn man was with his 17-year-old girlfriend Monday afternoon in Tribeca when two men punched him in the head, causing a bump. Police say the pair then stole his $100 Eddie Bauer book bag, Beats headphones worth $200, and $40 in cash. The two men fled east from the corner of […]

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By YANNIC RACK | If you get out at Fulton St. station on this year’s 9/11 anniversary Thursday, your view of the Freedom Tower will be partly obstructed by all-round scaffolding on St. Paul’s Chapel. Construction work on the church tower’s exterior began in August and the scaffolding will remain in place until the end of […]

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By YANNIC RACK | Workers and volunteers that were part of the rescue and cleanup operations in the aftermath of 9/11 only have a few days left to register for future wage replacement or health benefits in case they might fall ill as a result of their work. In a final push to get the word […]

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By DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | It takes two hands to hold a Whopper, but only one to hold a beer. A Burger King at 106 Liberty St. is planning to sell beer alongside its fast food fare. First it had to petition the Financial District Committee for a beer license. The application process started with […]

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  By JOSH ROGERS  | The World Trade Center’s epic disputes over power and money have for the most part been resolved, but there’s at least one remaining that could prevent construction of one of the proposed towers. “We are at a stalemate with them at the moment,” David Emil, president of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., […]

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BY GERARD FLYNN  |  Recent news reports and rumors that a developer will be hoisting luxury condominiums atop Katz’s on the corner of Houston and Ludlow Sts. aren’t true, Jake Dell, the famed deli’s owner, told Downtown Express this week. “The look, the feel” of Katz’s, now in its 126th year, will stay the same, […]

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By YANNIC RACK  | Scientific research, robotics and coding – that doesn’t necessarily sound like every kid’s dream of the perfect summer. But 16 high school students from all over New York City, New Jersey and as far away as Yonkers, chose to spend two weeks of their vacation doing exactly that at Pace University’s […]

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CitiBike stolen Police say a 16-year-old male stole a CitiBike from a docking stand at Pearl St. and Maiden Lane in FiDi at 2 p.m. on Thurs., Aug. 28. A Sixth Precinct officer observed the suspect riding the blue bike on W. 14 St. and arrested the teen after conferring with a CitiBike representative, who […]

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