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We support the efforts of the Hudson River Park Trust and its community task force to try to look “outside the box” and examine all ideas for Pier 40 and the entire five-mile-long Lower West Side waterfront park. The Trust has been sounding the alarm about the perilous state of Pier 40 for a while […]

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[media-credit name="DOWNTOWN EXPRESS" align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] The new Downtown Express. FROM PUBLISHER JOHN W. SUTTER    |   We are pleased to announce four  significant changes to the Downtown Express, all of which we believe will strengthen its central role in covering the local news of our Downtown neighborhoods. First off, the Downtown Express is returning to […]

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Last Saturday saw over 2,000 kids, coaches and parents march from City Hall to the ball fields in Battery Park City in the early morning hours. The occasion was a celebration of the 2012 Downtown Little League season. The event marked more than the beginning of the D.L.L. season; it signaled the spirit of rebirth […]

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Last week, we reported on Major League Soccer’s ambitious plan to build a 25,000-seat soccer stadium and community youth sports facility at Pier 40, at W. Houston St. The stadium would be home to a new pro soccer team, which would play 20 to 30 games there per season. Matches would mostly be on Saturday […]

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Last week, a group of health specialists and 9/11 survivor representatives known as the Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (S.T.A.C.) made a historic recommendation to the federal government to add more than 30 types of cancers to the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. It is historic because, since the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund was […]

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It’s an all too familiar scenario that doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Each spring families in Lower Manhattan with a four-year-old ready to start school are receiving letters in the mail telling them there are not enough classroom seats in their neighborhood schools to accommodate their child. This year the trend is even […]

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The Howard Hughes Corporation unveiled its redevelopment plan for the historic Pier 17 two weeks ago at a Community Board 1 meeting. Many media reports indicated that the presentation was met with unanimous approval and appeared to give a “green-light” to the design. But the issue entails much more than what’s been reported and what […]

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As we watch the World Trade Center towers rise into the air, we are all the more reminded of the need for tight and high-tech security to fend off a third terrorist attack once the site is fully reopened to the public. We applaud the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau for devising a tangible security plan for […]

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Lower Manhattan has become accustomed to waiting. As far as the “Freedom Tower,” or One W.T.C., we waited for an appropriate design and an appropriate name. As to the National Sept. 11 Memorial, we waited for the ten-year anniversary and an unveiling that would satisfy family members and the world. Now Lower Manhattan is awaiting […]

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Last October, the Lower Manhattan community lost a 19-year-old Asian-American who put his life on the line for his country. Tragically, U.S. Army Private Danny Chen, a native of Chinatown, didn’t die in combat; he took his own life after enduring months of abuse from his own peers. In early April, Travis Carden, the first […]

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