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The Lower Manhattan community has a special relationship with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. This was made clear when Community Board 1, upon hearing that Governor Andrew Cuomo, shortly after taking office, was thinking of removing Chris Ward from the Port’s helm, unanimously passed a resolution calling on the new governor […]

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Downtown Express photo by John Bayles Over 6,000 people invaded Times Square on Saturday as part of a worldwide call to action initiated by Occupy Wall Street. The movement is now in its second month. One of the most common chants during last Saturday’s marches organized by Occupy Wall Street was, “The whole world is […]

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The Occupy Wall Street movement, which officially began on September 17th in Zuccotti Park and that has since captured the eye of the country and the world, is picking up steam with each passing day. Whether one is dismissive of the protestors’ cause or in support of it, there is no denying the passion that […]

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The windy and colder weather this past weekend did not deter hundreds of parents and their kids from coming to the grand opening of the Children’s Museum of the Arts’ new location in Hudson Square on Saturday. Indeed the block of Charlton Street between Greenwich and Hudson might have been the happiest place in the […]

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New York City has never been at a loss when it comes to the media shining a spotlight on its liberal ideals, its ultimate acceptance of all cultures and its diversity in terms of its residents and their opinions. This last year, and this last week, is evidence of that fact. First there is the […]

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Lower Manhattan residents, workers and students have certainly felt the loss of St. Vincent’s Hospital since its closure in spring 2010, leaving the lower west side of Manhattan with a huge hole in its capacity to serve its population’s health care needs. Gouverneur Healthcare Services, the largest municipal freestanding health care clinic in the city, […]

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The past few days have been full of gratitude and grief, happiness and sadness, remembrance and regret. This year’s anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 was a milestone unlike any of the nine anniversaries that preceded it. At the center of the emotion that was broadcast all over the world was the opening […]

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At the end of the day, what happened on Sept. 11, 2001 is a personal experience for everyone. Sure, our newspapers covered the events relating to the tragedy and rebuilding for the last decade, over 1700 stories. Sure, we were intimately involved with all of the rebuilding “timelines” and covered the churning politics, the accomplishments […]

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  New York City was on high alert last weekend with all the buildup, preparations and anxiety over Hurricane Irene. In the end, however, Irene luckily dissipated to a tropical storm, and the city dodged a proverbial bullet. The major damage seen in our area was the loss of some wonderful, old trees. The soil […]

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Maybe it’s just us, but as the pages of the calendar continue to turn, bringing us one day closer to the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, we feel as if we are already seeing more tour buses on Lower Manhattan streets. In actuality this is probably not the case, but is perhaps a manifestation […]

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