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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER |Residents of some choice real estate in Manhattan and Brooklyn are beside themselves. They can’t open their windows because of non-stop helicopter noise and fuel odors from the choppers taking off and landing at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport on Pier 6 near the intersection of Whitehall and South Streets. The noise […]

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BY CYNTHIA MAGNUS  |  The firefighters, politicians, and union leaders who marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Friday, June 3, joined a crowd of roughly 15,000 demonstrators at City Hall to decry Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed closure of 20 fire companies citywide. The plan has been met with blistering criticism from firefighters, local residents, and […]

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BY Aline Reynolds | Frustration and tension pervaded the room on Mon., May 16 when the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s President David Emil updated Community Board 1’s World Trade Center Redevelopment Committee on the status of the federal funds the agency is authorized to administer. C.B. 1 Chairperson Julie Menin stressed the importance of Emil’s […]

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BY Aline Reynolds | The community directly affected by 9/11 rejoiced when the James Zadroga Act was signed into law in early January. But the exact provisions of the bill are still far from being ironed out. Activating the health portion of the bill will largely be in the hands of Dr. John Howard, who […]

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Brook Peters insists he has not become an overnight celebrity and the most popular eighth grader at his school. That, however, is hard to believe. In the past month the 14-year-old has been featured on nearly every cable news network, including NY1, PIX11, FOX, NBC, CBS and CNN. He has a full page spread in […]

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Time is running out for New York State’s existing rent regulation laws to be renewed and expanded. Downtown and citywide housing advocates, fearing the law’s looming expiration date in mid-June, are lobbying day in and day out for the cause. The Real Rent Reform Campaign, made up of 60-plus organizations from around the city, is […]

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