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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Softball enthusiasts leveraged technology in an unprecedented drive to establish a varsity team at Millennium High School in the Financial District. They collected more than $10,000 from 88 contributors within a week on gofundme.com. The funds will bankroll the team’s admittance into the citywide Public School Athletic League just in time […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  “Just another day in Battery Park City.” That phrase, for esteemed architect Jordan L. Gruzen, who died on Jan. 27 at 80, connoted that anything could happen in the neighborhood he loved so much. His wife, Lee Gruzen, talked by phone to Downtown Express about her husband of many decades […]

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Merchants Hospitality will open its new location, Industry Kitchen, in the Seaport late March or early April. Richard Cohn, a partner of the group, announced the news while presenting the signage for the restaurant at Community Board 1’s Financial District Committee meeting on Wed., Feb. 4. Industry Kitchen is located at 70 South St., near […]

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BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM   |  To survive the barrage of snowy, sleety winter weather and the inevitable indoor confinement that comes with it, we’re going to have to focus on our love for one another. Thankfully, there’s ample opportunity for that given Valentine’s Day. Options for celebrating cupid’s holiday this year include Valentine’s Day parties at […]

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BY PAUL LIOTTA    |  An improved and expanded ferry system will soon be available to help New Yorkers get around town. At his State of the City address, Mayor de Blasio, announced plans to begin five new ferry services that will bring New York closer together. The mayor sees the project as another step […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |   Residents living near Nike’s Zoom City Arena say they’ve been slam-dunked for more than a month by construction noise and diesel fumes, and it’s left them reeling. The spacious structure, they charge, is a flagrant offensive foul against their neighborhood’s quality of life. Construction on the temporary tent — actually, […]

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Body found in the river On Wed., Feb. 11, officers responded to a 911 call of an individual floating face-up in the East River near 4 South St. by the F.D.R. Drive and Broad St. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 25-year-old male unconscious and unresponsive in the water. The Police Department’s Harbor Unit responded and […]

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Many are taking pleasure in Sheldon Silver’s downfall. He stands accused of pocketing nearly $4 million illegally and, if convicted, could spend two decades in federal prison. At the same time, for community members who have benefitted from his good work in the Assembly, there is also pain. The charges against Silver, who until this […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | A representative from Brookfield Office Properties talked retail, construction and North Cove Marina at Community Board 1’s Battery Park City Committee meeting Tuesday. David Cheikin, senior vice president of leasing for Brookfield Office Properties, said that Brookfield Place has 46 tenants with a few more locations to fill. “There’s probably another six […]

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Woman attacked in Tribeca Three men wearing ski masks robbed a woman in Tribeca last weekend, police say. The 21-year-old Brooklyn woman was walking home from her school on Sun., Feb. 1 at 7:47 p.m. when the three teen boys approached her and tried to grab her bag at the corner of Harrison and Greenwich […]

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