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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON with JOSH ROGERS (Updated 1:05 pm Jan. 23, 2015 with a statement from Councilmember Chin)| A political tsunami hit Lower Manhattan and all of New York State on Thursday as Sheldon Sheldon, the powerful speaker of the Assembly, surrendered to the F.B.I. on multiple corruption charges. According to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, Silver’s alleged […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | The speculation is over: Michael Fortenbaugh is officially out of North Cove Marina as the Battery Park City Authority named Brookfield Office Properties and its partner Island Global Yachting the marina’s operator at their Thurs., Jan. 22 morning meeting. Brookfield Properties will pay $4.5 million in license payments over ten years, […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC |A research and educational center to study the Hudson River estuary at Pier 26 was a seed planted in the nineties that is now beginning to blossom — funding and partners are now in place. The Hudson River Park Trust has announced the consortium that will operate and run the “estuarium” […]

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By JOSH ROGERS  | A local leader who has lent a sympathetic ear to South Street Seaport preservationists fighting the proposed development project there, has just been tapped to join the city Landmarks Preservation Commission — the same commission which is about to begin reviewing the proposal. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday nominated Wellington […]

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Restaurant burglar strikes again A thief is hitting restaurants in Tribeca and the Financial District, working in the dead of night to steal from registers — his latest strike yielding around $1,600, police say. The most recent robbery happened at Arome Cafe, at 7 Dey St., on Thurs., Jan. 15 at 2:45 a.m. The man […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | The World Trade Center Performing Arts Center — an important part of the original plan for the site but which has been plagued with delays — still does not have an architect, but is moving forward with a clear vision of what kind of performing arts space it would like […]

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The wind blew fiercely on Friday while men worked to remove the docks from the North Cove Marina — another signal that community-backed Michael Fortenbaugh may not be the marina’s future operator. “Well, we’re sort of sad,” Fortenbaugh, owner of North Cove Marina Management, told Downtown Express. “It’s been 20 years we’ve been located at […]

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BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM    |  My 4-year-old keeps asking me what there is to do in the winter. I’m tempted to answer “hibernation,” but since I can’t really do that I’ve dug up some mostly indoor activities to keep us all entertained until the thaw. Thankfully the Seaport is still offering their free event series […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The Sterling Mason at 71 Laight St., a new luxury condominium in historic Northwest Tribeca, boosts several features one could envy — bespoke wood cabinetry, an unparalleled attention to detail in every unit, and a lush, green courtyard — but it has one amenity that is one of a kind: […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |    The cash-strapped South Street Seaport Museum is almost like the apple pie and motherhood of the Seaport development dispute: Everyone from community leaders to Howard Hughes Corp. to Mayor Bill de Blasio sings its praises. So perhaps it’s not surprising that the museum’s plans, which it is pursuing separately from Hughes’ […]

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