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New restaurant Vbar Seaport may be opening May 15 or sooner, Enrico Ciotti, founder of Vbar & Company, told Downtown Express recently. The third restaurant for the group, at 212 Front St., will be open all day. The menu is focused on seafood with a Mediterranean vibe. “We don’t like to rubberstamp” our restaurants, said […]

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(Posted May 7, 2015 and last updated May 13) Taste of Tribeca chefs say mother knows best. Many of them reminisced about the first meal to inspire them and a trend was noted: mom was usually the cook responsible. They learned a lot from mom over the years and now they have chosen to pass […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  It was 40 or 50 small steps for man, and though it won’t be remembered as “a giant leap for mankind,” it did make a little World Trade Center history. Yves Guelat, a Swiss businessman on his way to a meeting at one World Financial Center, ended up being the first to […]

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Stranger slashes woman It turned ugly when a woman ignored a man who tried chatting her up at the Brooklyn Bridge station (J, Z 4,5,6) in the Civic Center on Sat., May 2 at around 6 p.m., police say. The man, who was later described to police as around 35, 5’6” and 165 pounds, tried […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Who you gonna call? Another firehouse. Tribeca’s famed “Ghostbusters” firehouse is going to close soon for renovations. Hollywood probably won’t care about the temporary loss of the setting of its 1984 blockbuster and sequel, but for neighbors, it’ll mean longer emergency response times for quite some time. A firefighter with the […]

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New restaurant Vbar Seaport may be opening May 15 or sooner, Enrico Ciotti, founder of Vbar & Company, told Downtown Express recently. The third restaurant for the group, at 212 Front St., will be open all day. The menu is focused on seafood with a Mediterranean vibe. “We don’t like to rubberstamp” our restaurants, said […]

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Open Kitchen, pictured, at 123 William St. between Fulton and John Sts. will be opening soon. The upscale marketplace has cuisines to please any palate or persuasion — East Asian, Mediterranean and a taqueria. Breakfast, coffee and tea, burgers, sandwiches and salads are also offered. Open Kitchen will also open two more locations in the […]

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The F.D.N.Y. is celebrating its 150th anniversary this Saturday with open houses at fire stations all over the city this Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., including five in Lower Manhattan. The chance to see fire trucks up close and speak with firefighters will no doubt draw many children to the May 2nd event, […]

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Another man found in Hudson River A man was found dead and floating in the Hudson River near North Cove Marina in Battery Park City on Mon., Apr. 27 at 11 a.m., police say. The police responded to a 911 call and found the 57-year-old man fully clothed in the water. The Harbor Unit also […]

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Coyotes are so hot right now, with neighborhood sightings the activity du jour. Lower Manhattan has finally been graced with the animal’s presence: a coyote was seen near North Cove Marina Saturday morning in Battery Park City, police say. The First Precinct was on the case and went to the marina to find her — […]

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