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BY JODI PERL-ODELL   |  When Sadie Grace Perl walked down Ludlow St., people couldn’t help but feel happy. Maybe it was the sashay in her walk or the never-ending grin plastered across her furry face, but she made friends everywhere she went while she was living in the Lower East Side. Local 138, Ludlow […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS and DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Michael Fortenbaugh, North Cove’s commodore for the last two decades, will have to turn over his keys to the Battery Park City marina by Dec. 31, and it looks like his youth and adult sailing programs will not be able to return this season. The Battery Park […]

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BY PAUL DeRIENZO    |  Last weekend, WNYC broadcaster Oscar Brand celebrated his 69th continuous year on the air with a special edition of his radio program, “Oscar Brand’s Folksong Festival.” The program featured tapes from past broadcasts, showcasing his vast archive of musical guests. Over the years, from WNYC’s Lower Manhattan Studios, Brand provided […]

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BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM  |  Like almost everyone over 30, I feel like I’m experiencing whiplash as a result of how quickly the time suddenly seems to pass. Collecting events for this listing is an opportunity to slow down for a minute and reflect on the many opportunities we have in Lower Manhattan to make fun, […]

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Southbridge senior wards off rape attempt A female resident was sexually assaulted and robbed in a stairway at 80 Beekman St. in Southbridge Towers on Thurs., Dec. 4, a little bit before 1 p.m., according to police. The 81-year-old woman told police she and the suspect got into the elevator on the ground floor of […]

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Woman attacked in FiDi Two thieves looking for smartphones, attacked and robbed a woman outside 77 Water St. last week — but came up empty-handed. The 23-year-old woman had gotten off the train at Wall St. and was walking down Water St. at 9 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 9, when two men came up to […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  with DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC (Posted Dec. 10 2014 and updated Dec. 16)| The Battery Park City Authority said last week it is about to take control of North Cove Marina and told operator Michael Fortenbaugh to turn over the keys by Dec. 31. A new group Save North Cove formed a few […]

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  Southbridge senior wards off rape attempt A female resident was sexually assaulted and robbed in a stairway at 80 Beekman St. in Southbridge Towers on Thurs., Dec. 4, a little bit before 1 p.m., according to police. The 81-year-old woman told police she and the suspect got into the elevator on the ground floor […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS    |  Do you hate towers more than you love schools and affordable housing? That’s essentially the question, really the challenge, Howard Hughes Corp. is putting to community leaders with its latest plan to develop the South Street Seaport. No wonder that after it was released two weeks ago, one of the […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  N. Moore St. residents are upset with the state of their street, between Varick and Hudson Sts. in the historic district of Tribeca, which they say has been in disrepair for over a decade. “This road since I’ve been here has been a disaster,” said Ron Ervolino, a resident of […]

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