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BY CATHERINE MCVAY HUGHES & ELIZABETH H. BERGER  |  The last two weeks have proven again that the worst of Mother Nature cannot defeat Lower Manhattan. We did not face this alone. New Yorkers from all corners of the city experienced flooding, loss of power and, in some areas, devastating damage and tragic loss of […]

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Move 9/11 artifacts to higher ground To the Editor: For years, in meeting after meeting after meeting with the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, I and other 9/11 family members told president and later Chairman Kevin Rampe, L.M.D.C. officials and its engineers and architects not to put the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum at bedrock level. […]

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Since Superstorm Sandy hit our shores, some of you have been able to move back and continue with your lives without much change. But for some other Downtown residents and businesses, the storm has brought devastating damage that will take a long time to recover from. For these people, many questions remain about insurance and […]

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BY JACQUELINE PODEWILS  | On the eve of Hurricane Sandy, the view of the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge was distorted by the Xs of blue tape plastered onto the window. Hours earlier, we were having fun under that same bridge as water splashed over the railing and onto South Street. We smiled, we soaked our clothes, and […]

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To the Editor: Re “Rabbi Meyer Hager, spiritual compass of Downtown, dies at 76” (news article, Oct. 17): Your reporter Helaina Hovitz captured the essence of the late Rabbi Hager, the leader of the Wall Street Synagogue. Truly, he was a man of kindness, compassion and sensitivity to young and old people alike. My two […]

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Downtowners once again are coming together, helping their neighbors — so the comparisons between Hurricane Sandy and 9/11 are natural. The key difference is that the devastating and tragic loss of life this time does not approach the magnitude of the attack 11 years ago. That of course does not make it any easier for […]

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Due to the enormous impact of Hurricane Sandy, please look for the next issue of Downtown Express Saturday, November 3, 2012. Feel free to contact us using the following information: Editor: Josh Rogers, josh@downtownexpress.com Associate Editor Aline Reynolds, 516-647-4941 areynolds@downtownexpress.com Advertising: Francesco Regini, 631-748-8345 francesco@downtownexpress.com Our office basement was inundated and our services —  phone, […]

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Mayor Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of Zone A, an area that includes much of lower Manhattan along the Hudson River and East River area.  Battery Park City residents, in particular, are advised to monitor the situation closely. Please refer to this map for more information about your location.

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BY ERIC GREENLEAF  |  Downtown’s worst school overcrowding fears have come true. A four-year-old school, The Battery Park City School (Public School 276), shouldn’t have 160 percent of the kids it was designed to hold. Nor should it be forced to admit five kindergarten classes for two years in a row when it was intended […]

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Was Tainted Right or Wrong Adjective? To the Editor:  Re “Gayle Horwitz resigns as B.P.C.A. president” (news article, Sept. 19): I was pleased to see the editor’s acknowledgement that the headline calling Gayle Horwitz’s record “tainted” was inaccurate. However, I believe that substituting “tainted” with “mixed” has the similar effect of misrepresenting Ms. Horwitz’s record as […]

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