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BY JOSH ROGERS | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JAN. 30, 2014  |  The city’s Economic Development Corp. on Thursday contradicted the assertions of Downtown leaders that the proposed Seaport tower is on hold, and is insisting the project is moving forward on schedule. One E.D.C. official pushed back strongly against the claims — reported by Downtown Express and […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED FEB. 6, 2014  |   Two years after a deal that saved many of them hundreds of millions of dollars in ground rent payments, a newly expanded group of Battery Park City condominium owners is now calling on the Battery Park City Authority to negotiate amendments for all of their […]

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Another ‘Green Dot’ scam Police are investigating yet another scam involving theft of money through a prepaid debit card, after a con artist reportedly targeted a Tribeca business on Feb. 5. An employee for Art Et Maison, a furniture outlet at 31 N. Moore St., told cops she received a call that day from someone […]

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BY DANIEL-JEAN LUBIN  |  With a major yoga fundraising event this weekend led by popular local instructor Jason Patrick, Modo Yoga NYC is heating up the frigid city, and hopes to raise mucho funds for God’s Love We Deliver. Modo Yoga NYC opened in January 2012 at 434 Sixth Ave. at 10th St. to rave […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  | Community Board 1 leaders remain worried about the impending shutdown of the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center, and wonder whether the city’s Department of Transportation will be able to fully take over the command center’s role as a kind of public advocate to handle construction complaints. The construction center, which oversees and […]

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Boyfriend stabbed in FiDi Police arrested a 28-year-old woman on Feb. 1 after they say she stabbed her boyfriend in their Financial District home. The boyfriend, 45, told cops he and his girlfriend were in their 10 Hanover Sq. apartment when they got into a heated verbal dispute around 4 a.m. Police say the fight […]

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A horse-drawn carriage to celebrate the Year of the Horse was one of the new wrinkle’s for Chinatown’s Lunar New Year celebration Sunday, Feb. 2. Lion and Dragon dancers aplenty were also on hand. The crowd seemed larger this year with the warmer weather. Downtown Express photos by Milo Hess.

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  With the Lunar New Year and its colorful costumes, pounding drums and exuberant lion dances starting this week, Chinatown’s cultural leaders are preparing for yet another celebration through the streets. But even as the fanfare of those symbolic dances continues to evolve and grow in the 21st century, there are still […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Before his arrest last April, a former Stuyvesant High School librarian accused of planning to rape and kill women and children owned a disturbing video that depicts two men brutally torturing two women, officials said. Now federal prosecutors hope to use descriptions of that video as evidence against him at trial. […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  More than a year after Hurricane Sandy, there’s still saltwater inside the New York Health & Racquet Club on Whitehall St. But it’s not East River overflow; instead, that water — along with swarms of happy members — now fills the gym’s beautifully renovated pool. The 60-foot saltwater pool and its […]

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