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BY ZACH WILLIAMS    |  A little something extra in last month’s city budget speeds up the classroom of the future’s arrival a bit for Lower East Side students. Eight local schools received additional funding for technology purchases, including laptops and interactive whiteboards, plus tables with all the capabilities of an iPad, but bigger and […]

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A Holiday Inn is set to open this summer at 99 Washington St., crossing at Rector St. in the Financial District.  The 50-story building holds nearly 500 rooms and is the tallest Holiday Inn in Manhattan at 467 feet, according to Gregory Marshall, executive project manager at Cava Construction and Development, Inc.  McSam Downtown L.L.C. […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  | It took one Downtown Little League team three years to transform into a state champion. Strong hitting and critical defensive plays inspired a team comprised of local 14 year-olds to beat Haverstraw 7-6 on July 27 in Chatham, N.Y. It is the first time that a Downtown team has won a […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  | Downtown Little League took another state softball title as the 11-year-old girls beat Pearl River on Monday. The two teams exchanged leads throughout the game, but it took an extra inning following a rain delay to determine a winner. Coach Scott Morrison told Downtown Express in a phone interview that the […]

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Trio attacks teen girl A 15–year-old girl walking in FiDi was beaten by three adults who tried to take her iPhone Thursday night at 11 p.m., police say. Police say the teen, a Bronx resident, was on the southeast corner of Battery Pl and Greenwich St., July 17 when two women and one man came […]

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  By ZACH WILLIAMS | Downtown Little League’s all star girls softball team won the city championship Saturday and will be playing for the state tournament at the end of the week. Limiting their mistakes, powered Downtown to victory in the Little League Section 5 All-Stars 11s championship with a 5-2 victory over Great Kills, Staten […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  It’ll be another few months before the public gets to see how much the Howard Hughes Corp. has adjusted its proposed 600-foot tower at the South Street Seaport, but in the meanwhile, the tower has a lot more support than many observers thought. Since the firm unveiled its proposal last fall, the […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  After previously voting “no endorsement” in the Democratic primary for governor, the Village Independent Democrats last Thursday reconsidered their position, ultimately throwing their support behind political newcomer Zephyr Teachout. Teachout, a Fordham law professor, entered the Democratic primary in June after losing the Working Families Party endorsement to Governor Andrew Cuomo […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW   |  A Seaport staple since 2007, the New Amsterdam Market is no longer, founder Robert LaValva announced in a startling email Monday. The move surprised even the organization’s board members. It’s also unclear whether upcoming fundraising events will be held or canceled. The announcement, which described the greenmarket’s history and success, also put […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC AND JOSH ROGERS  |  The placement of a CitiBike docking station at Peck Slip this month has spurred mixed reactions from Lower Manhattan community members. Peck Slip was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy and was filled with construction equipment that had been recently cleared. “We finally got this back,” said Paul […]

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