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  Workers were sprucing up the area around Tribeca’s Pier 26 Tuesday, planting trees and attracting onlookers. The long-awaited reopening of the pier and Downtown Boathouse is supposed to be some time in May, although Hudson River Park Trust officials did not respond to inquiries about the opening date. Downtown Express photos by Josh Rogers.

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Many thousands came out last Saturday for the Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair, the Tribeca Film Festival’s annual event. It was sunny most of the day although rain cut things short by the late afternoon. Downtown Express photos by MILO HESS.  

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By JOSH ROGERS | Mayor Bill de Blasio last week put Downtown’s Julie Menin in charge of one of his signature priorities — providing paid sick leave to small business workers — when he tapped her to be the city’s next Consumer Affairs commissioner. Menin, 46, the former chairperson of Community Board 1 and candidate […]

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Not a steal for the stat sheet A sneaky shoplifter ripped off a jeweler near the South Street Seaport on April 25, police said. An employee for Seaport Jewelers at 50 Fulton St. told cops the unidentified man walked in around 1:30 p.m. and asked to try on two platinum and diamond rings, both worth […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  A year after a similar visit from her predecessor led only to more frustration, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña came to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s office on April 24 to hear Downtown school advocates’ desperate pleas for action on the district’s overcrowding problem. In attending the monthly meeting of Silver’s Schools Overcrowding […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Will it be a kinder, more flexible N.Y.P.D. protecting the World Trade Center when the new security plan begins to be implemented next month? That message comes not from police officials trying to reassure the Downtown community, but from beleaguered W.T.C. area residents who have been fighting with police for years […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  It’s been said many times before — earlier this year, last year, five years ago, ten years ago. And now it’s being said again. Tribeca is full of rats — and since they don’t have to worry about rising condo prices, the critters are showing no signs of leaving their homes […]

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BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  There are seven events on deck tonight, and Manhattan’s 27th borough president, Gale Brewer, wants to hit them all. This should come as no surprise. Brewer, a Democrat, formerly was the city councilmember for the Upper West Side’s District 6 for 12 years, during which she was on 10 different committees. […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  A lot of new tension has certainly risen around Greenhouse, the crime-plagued Hudson Square nightclub that has apparently shut down, for now, following recent violence and increased pressure from police. Party fiends and celebrities love it (unless they’re being injured there), neighboring residents hate it and the club’s new management is, […]

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  BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  My first day onboard a sailboat and I was already deemed fit to assume the helm as we passed Ellis Island cruising at top speed. The undulating waters of the Hudson River were just as big from my perspective as the assembly of steel, glass and brick of Lower Manhattan. […]

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