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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC    |  Residents at 313 Church St. will not have to share — at least for now — their building entrance with V.I.P. clients for the speakeasy, Bandit’s Roost, which resides in the basement. Bandit’s Roost is connected to the Church Street Tavern, a new restaurant that is situated on the […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Addressing the hazards of commercial trucking on Canal St. requires more than a 25-mile-per-hour speed limit, according to Councilmember Margaret Chin. The city Department of Transportation should study how designating that street and other major thoroughfares as trucking routes affects pedestrian, cyclist and driver safety, asserted Chin, who will introduce a […]

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Highly anticipated Pier A Harbor House opened its doors and its outside plaza on Fri., Nov. 14. The first floor, named “Mix,” features a bar that is dubbed “The Long Hall” as well as an oyster bar. Diners on the pier at the west end of Battery Park  can enjoy views of the Hudson River […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS    |  Opponents of the proposed 500-foot Seaport tower are looking to move the skyscraper  further away from the neighborhood’s historic district. The idea is to transfer unused development rights in the South Street Seaport Historic District just to the south or north on the East River, or to another part of […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS and DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Mayor Bill de Blasio said last week he had no “philosophical” objections to a tower adjacent to a historic district, so perhaps it was not so surprising that Howard Hughes Corp. revealed that its long-awaited revisions to the firm’s Seaport development plan still includes a tower, and […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina told Downtown Express last week that there likely will be some full-day, pre-K classes in the Tweed Courthouse building in 2015, but she gave a definite no to expanding classroom space this year for Peck Slip School parents who were hoping to get more space to relieve […]

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Writer Jerry Tallmer,  93,who chronicled  Downtown theater for many decades, founded the Obie Awards, and who helped build the Village Voice, died Nov. 9, 2014. He was also a longtime columnist and arts writer at Downtown Express.  A few snippets from his writings. “The man behind life’s joy” June 2, 2006 Interview with an artist just […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON    |  An oversize presence in the world of New York journalism for six decades, Jerry Tallmer, died on Sun., Nov. 9, at the Dewitt Hospice on the Upper East Side. He would have turned 94 in December. Tallmer was a founding editor of the Village Voice in 1955, serving as its […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  A group of Lower East Side regulars are banking that their private effort can make the critical difference in scrubbing Seward Park of urban grime. They established a nonprofit conservancy last month devoted to restoring the park, which opened in 1903 as the country’s first municipally built children’s playground. Their ambitions […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | ORIGNALLY PUBLISHED NOV. 10, 2014  |  Thirteen years after Sept. 11, the long-awaited $1.4 billion Fulton Center officially opened on Mon., Nov. 10 — the paper has been torn off, the doors flung open, and natural light pours in from the center’s massive glass dome. The transit hub connects nine […]

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