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BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM  |  The harsh weather continues. We’ll just have to stay indoors and entertain ourselves with a little escapism in the form of a movie. There’s ample opportunity for that given the International Children’s Film Festival, which kicks off Feb.  27 and runs through March 22. The fest will be held at various […]

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By JOSH ROGERS (Updated 2:50 p.m. Feb. 23, 2015) | Assemblymember Sheldon Silver marched Sunday in Chinatown’s Lunar New Year parade as he usually does, and there appeared to be no signs that he is under federal indictment accused of illegally taking in nearly $4 million in kickbacks and other schemes. Two attendees told Downtown Express that […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Thirty Park Place, at 926 feet, and 56 Leonard, at 821 feet, still win. At one time, the building that will sprout up at the former St. John’s University site was in the running for the tallest tower in Tribeca at a reportedly 850-950 feet, but in reality it will hit […]

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BY LESLEY SUSSMAN | Got your egg rolls and dumplings yet? If not, you better hurry up. The Chinese Lunar New Year has begun. The celebration started Wednesday night when thousands of Chinese throughout the city — and millions throughout the world — rang in The Year of the Sheep with lots of food and […]

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Woman slashed According to police, on Sat., Jan. 31, at 1:25 p.m., a 30-year-old woman was inside a residential building near the intersection of Jefferson and Madison Sts. when she was approached by a man who, unprovoked, cut her on the right side of her face with an unknown sharp object. Anyone with information about this […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  | In what may be his first public comment since being forced to give up his leadership post in Albany, Assemblymember Sheldon Silver told Downtown Express Thursday that the Lower Manhattan School Overcrowding Task Force that he set up seven years ago will continue. “School overcrowding and ensuring children are able to […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Lower Manhattan residents will be hit with yet another street construction project, this time on Worth St. from Hudson St. to Park Row. The project will cost $90 million, is slated to begin this fall and will take five years to complete, but other specifics are not yet available. Norberto Acevedo, deputy […]

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Longtime Battery Park City resident David Spencer, 44, decided that a local chamber of commerce was needed for the neighborhood small businesses. After reaching out to Rosalie Joseph of the Battery Park City Neighbors Network, the group had its first meeting in October. Spencer, a tax and corporate lawyer who works from his home at […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  John Whitehead, a key figure who helped lead Downtown’s rebuilding efforts after 9/11, died of cancer Saturday at the age of 92. Whitehead, the Lower Manhattan Development Corp.’s former chairperson, was also deputy secretary of State in the Reagan administration, but spent most of his career in Lower Manhattan rising up […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The City Council approved an enclosed sidewalk cafe for a Tribeca restaurant last month — despite Community Board 1’s opposition. The board rejected the application at its November meeting and when its Tribeca Committee met last month, Chairperson Peter Braus said, “I don’t even know why we consider these applications. […]

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