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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Three City Council members and one former community board chair want to be the next Manhattan borough president. At a forum convened by the Lower Manhattan Marketing Association on June 27, they told the audience why they are running for this office, summarizing their credentials and indicating what they would […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Gone but not forgotten by Battery Park City residents, Bill Thompson, now running for mayor of New York City, served as chairperson of the Battery Park City Authority between March 2010 and May 2012 when he resigned to work on his mayoral campaign. His 26 months in Battery Park City […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON    |  Trying to make inroads with Downtown community leaders, borough president candidate Jessica Lappin held a meet-and-greet with a small but influential group of about 30 people at the Village home of Susanna Aaron and Gary Ginsberg last week. Standing midway up a staircase leading up from the living room, Lappin addressed […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS |Most of Tribeca’s Pier 25 is expected to reopen to the public Monday but the beloved playground is months away from being rebuilt after being ravaged by Superstorm Sandy. The playground is closest to land but it fared much worse than the rest of the pier because of damage done to the […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS | An exuberant crowd burst into cheers upon President Obama’s re-election on Tues., Nov. 6 at a Downtown hub where they drank wine and beer and schmoozed for hours until the announcement was made at around 11 p.m. It was a sigh of relief for many who expressed anxiety over the outcome of […]

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BY JESS SCANLON | All polling places in Manhattan opened at 6 a.m. for Election Day in Lower Manhattan, but before noon, some polling locations were already crowded with lines of voters spilling out into the streets at two Tribeca locations, New York Law School and P.S. 234, and the Tweed Courthouse by City Hall. “The […]

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Mitt Romney was doing much better down on Wall Street than at a West Village polling site, fourth graders discovered Tuesday in their exit polls. “It was mostly Obama in the first [West Village] location,” said Alexa, 9, a fourth grade student who was surveying voters on the street for the Little Red School House […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Most buildings in Tribeca survived the record-breaking Superstorm Sandy that ravaged the area — with the exception of Downtown’s largest youth community center. The Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center was completely submerged in water in the hours after the storm passed through the city, rendering its space kaput, according to executive […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | More than a year later than planned, a 52,000-square-foot community center may soon be opening in Battery Park City under the management of Asphalt Green. The opening was delayed in part by permitting problems but largely by a contract inked early in 2009 during the Battery Park City Authority administration of […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | In an unexpected turn that left Lower Manhattan community leaders dismayed, the Pathmark pharmacy at 237-239 Cherry St. closed on Tues., Oct. 23, two months earlier than the company previously said it would. A spokesperson for A&P, which owns Pathmark, declined to answer why the pharmacy was closed prematurely and why […]

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