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Gina Gibney has devoted herself to the Downtown dance scene since 1991 when she started her first studio at 890 Broadway in Flatiron. She has since expanded. Now, Gibney Dance has taken over the former Dance New Amsterdam space at 280 Broadway near City Hall, and is renovating it. Gibney sat down with Downtown Express […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS    |  The World Trade Center’s epic disputes over power and money have for the most part been resolved, but there’s at least one remaining that could prevent construction of one of the proposed towers. “We are at a stalemate with them at the moment,” David Emil, president of the Lower Manhattan Development […]

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BY Yannic Rack  |  If you get out at Fulton St. subway station, your view of the Freedom Tower is partly obstructed by all-round scaffolding on St. Paul’s Chapel, but the church still planned to ring its Bell of Hope Thursday to honor the thousands killed on Sept. 11. Construction work on the church tower’s exterior […]

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BY YANNIC RACK    |  Scientific research, robotics and coding – that doesn’t necessarily sound like every kid’s dream of the perfect summer. But 16 high school students from all over New York City, New Jersey and as far away as Yonkers, chose to spend two weeks of their vacation doing exactly that at Pace University’s […]

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Last Sunday, in Thomas Paine Park near Worth St., the first ever Vietnamese Moon Festival in New York City had moms, dads and children enjoying arts and crafts, games and moon cakes. The little ones enjoyed the summer sun during sack and egg balancing races, while balloon animals and a lantern-making station offered the chance to […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |  It takes two hands to hold a Whopper, but only one to hold a beer. A Burger King at 106 Liberty St. is planning to sell beer alongside its fast food fare. First it had to petition the Financial District Committee for a beer license though. The application process started […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Aplan to improve the safety, traffic and appearance of Orchard St. received support from a Community Board 3 committee on Sept. 4. Presented by the Lower East Side Business Improvement District, proposed changes to the streetscape would increase consistency among curbside amenities, such as trees, bike racks and benches, among other […]

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY 212-267-9700, bpcparks.org Preschool Art: Come learn art with paper, clay, wood, and paint. Ages 4 and under | Free, drop in | Nelson A. Rockefeller Park| 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. EVERY THURSDAY UNTIL 10/30 Art & Games Age 5+ | Free, drop in | Nelson A. […]

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Tribeca mugging An 18-year-old Brooklyn man was with his 17-year-old girlfriend Monday afternoon in Tribeca when two men punched him in the head, causing a bump. Police say the pair then stole his $100 Eddie Bauer book bag, Beats headphones worth $200, and $40 in cash. The two men fled east from the corner of […]

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By YANNIC RACK | If you get out at Fulton St. station on this year’s 9/11 anniversary Thursday, your view of the Freedom Tower will be partly obstructed by all-round scaffolding on St. Paul’s Chapel. Construction work on the church tower’s exterior began in August and the scaffolding will remain in place until the end of […]

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