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By JOSH ROGERS  | The opening of the 9/11 Museum this week for previews has freed up much of the World Trade Center to visitors, allowing strollers to visit the memorial, and pedestrians to cross the site at Liberty St. “We went for a stroll last night,” Kristine Boel, 29, said Friday as she walked […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | As Wellington Chen, executive director of the Chinatown Partnership, said Friday, it’s been a long time coming. Even as they’ve continued to build communities, Chinese families all over the city have always had to choose whether to send their kids to school on the Lunar New Year or keep them home to […]

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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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