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(Originally posted May 5, 2014)  Keep it simple. That was the message from some of Downtown’s great chefs when we asked them for a seldom-used spice that would help amateur cooks. To our delight, some of this year’s Taste of Tribeca chefs took culinary license by ignoring the parameters of our questions. A few suggested […]

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New York State will offer a disaster preparedness training session in the Southbridge Towers community room on Monday, May 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. It will teach residents how to prepare for all types of disasters, respond correctly, and restore pre-disaster conditions. Each family will receive a free Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Starter Kit. […]

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Teen stabbing Police arrested two teenage boys after one of them allegedly stabbed another teen during a brawl on Canal St. on May 9. A Bronx girl, whose age was not disclosed, told cops the incident began while she was walking with her boyfriend, 17, also from the Bronx, along Canal St. near Sixth Ave. […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  The long-awaited opening of the 9/11 Museum this month will bring added benefits like opening up some of the World Trade Center to the public, but one vexing problem — the crush of commuters jammed into narrow Vesey St. — is likely to continue for at least another five months. The […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Downtown community leaders are calling for nearly $5 million in federal funding to begin studies or construction of flood barriers around Lower Manhattan, as part of their post-Hurricane Sandy resiliency plan that was created for the state’s NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program. The 194-page Lower Manhattan plan which also calls for […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  After initial silence regarding the crime-plagued Greenhouse nightclub, the Hudson Square business improvement district has decided to act against the interests of one of its own board members by opposing a new liquor license for the 150 Varick St. club. In an April 29 letter to the State Liquor Authority, the […]

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BY MARINA TEMKIN  |  Growing up, Jenny Young liked playing with dolls. But she preferred working with her hands in her father’s garage workshop, leading her to become an engineer, a field dominated by men. Now, as owner of the Brooklyn Robot Foundry, Young introduces girls to the joys of building and hopes to inspire […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  It almost seems as if there’s been a Canal St. traffic study for every car on the street. The roadway has long been a source of government-funded efforts — some with catchy acronyms like CATS, the Canal Area Transportation Study — so it was not surprising Canal is one of the […]

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  BY BETSY KIM  |  In an Occupy Wall Street case that has received heavy coverage, a Manhattan jury on Tuesday convicted Cecily McMillan, a 25-year-old New School graduate student, of felony assault of a police officer. On St. Patrick’s Day 2012, at the six-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protests, police cleared activists […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  Community Board 2 isn’t sold on a developer’s scheme to include affordable housing in a planned residential building at 261 Hudson St., believing that low-rent tenants will be “rudely” priced out of being able to use the building’s gym and computer lounge. After demolishing a one-story warehouse that sat on the Hudson […]

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