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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  The full extent of what had happened wasn’t immediately clear — medical staff were told only that a chemical explosion of unknown nature had hit Lower Manhattan. Whatever it was, they were ready. They wore protective equipment — hoods, respirators, full-body plastic suits, gloves and booties — to safeguard them from exposure. […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY with JOSH ROGERS  |  It’s starting to look like Gateway Plaza residents won’t be left out in the cold again next winter. After months of negotiations with elected officials, the Battery Park City Authority and the development’s tenant association, Gateway Plaza’s management announced May 23 that it will install new heating and cooling units […]

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Battery Park robbery An opportunistic thief targeted a female Australian tourist in Battery Park on May 25, police said. The tourist, 31, who was staying at a hostel in Chelsea, told cops she was sitting on a bench in the park around 9 p.m. Sunday night, and had placed her Nikon camera beside her. Police […]

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FRIDAY, JUNE 6 BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY North of Battery Park, off Battery Place, 212-267-9700, bpcparks.org Sunset Singing Circle:  Sing together! Share rounds and folk songs. Led by folk singer Terre Roche. Ages: all Free| 7-8:30pm SATURDAY, JUNE 7 NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH 175 North End Ave, 212-790-3499, nypl.org/locations/battery-park-city Toddler […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  The fallout continues to mount over the secret agreement to transfer $100 million worth of air rights from Pier 40 in Hudson River Park across the highway to the St. John’s Center site. The signed agreement has yet to be produced — despite politicians’ repeated demands to see it. The president of the […]

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Battery Park robbery An opportunistic thief targeted a female Australian tourist in Battery Park on May 25, police said. The tourist, 31, who was staying at a hostel in Chelsea, told cops she was sitting on a bench in the park around 9 p.m. Sunday night, and had placed her Nikon camera beside her. Police […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | It’s starting to look like Gateway Plaza residents won’t be left out in the cold again next winter. After months of negotiations with elected officials, the Battery Park City Authority and the development’s tenant association, Gateway Plaza’s management announced Friday that it will install new heating and cooling units throughout the […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS and SAM SPOKONY  |  Now, the public gets it’s turn to see the 9/11 Memorial Museum. After a week of international coverage, a presidential visit and a higher intensity of World Trade Center controversies, May 21 was the first day people without a special connection to 9/11 — or without some other “in,” could […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Visiting 30 acres of new park space less than 10 minutes from Lower Manhattan comes with a small price to pay this summer. Ferries to Governors Island for the general public will run daily and charge visitors for the first time while an expanded course of recreational offerings await after a […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Summer season is gearing up at the South Street Seaport with new shops, bars and restaurants now open and more to come. Look for everything from clothes kids can draw on to craft beers for adults to sip. “We had to come here to the fabulous Seaport,” Monica Phromsavanh, C.E.O. of […]

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