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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | No sooner had the doors to Ellis Island’s main building opened Monday then a flood of visitors surged in. For the first time in a year, the high-ceilinged Baggage Room where immigrants to the United States once left their possessions before they went upstairs to the Registry Room to be processed, […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Ospreys, terns, falcons, gulls and glossy ibises fly over Jamaica Bay with the skyline of Manhattan clearly visible in the distance. The vast wildlife refuge, which straddles Brooklyn and Queens, is one of the largest urban wildlife preserves in the country. This summer, the New York Audubon Society organized three […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | “I’ve evacuated [from Battery Park City] the last two falls,” Martha Gallo said at the July 30 meeting of the Battery Park City Authority board of directors. Gallo, who is the only board member who lives in Battery Park City, went on to ask, “Are there things we’re going to […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | The trees on the Battery Park City esplanade between North and South Coves took a one-two punch this past year — first from Superstorm Sandy last October. Then weakened by Sandy,  nine trees — seven lindens on the esplanade and two honey locusts on the Gateway Plaza property occupied by Merchants […]

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With temperatures expected to climb well over 90 degrees Saturday and Sunday one cool place to go is the Bosque sprinklers in historic Battery Park. The fountain’s electrical system was badly damaged as a result of Hurricane Sandy but the Battery Conservancy spent $100,000 to repair them and they were recently turned back on — […]

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By TERESE LOEB KREUZER | As a special 7:30 a.m. ferry from Battery Park approached Liberty Island on July 4 carrying concession workers and press, the excitement was palpable. It was one thing to see the Statue of Liberty from a distance. Now, she would again be visible up close and her pedestal museum and […]

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By CYNTHIA MAGNUS | The owners of the newly opened Trading Post restaurant at 170 John St. near the South Street Seaport want to add outdoor tables to their amenities. Despite a heated exchange with two building residents at the July 1st meeting of Community Board 1’s Financial District Committee, the eatery’s co-owner Sam O’Connor […]

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  BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | [Updated 1:20 p.m., June 25, 2013] Effective July 5, the Museum of the City of New York, which had been managing the South Street Seaport Museum since the fall of 2011, will end its relationship with the museum headquartered at 12 Fulton St. After years of financial hardship, the […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | The Museum of the City of New York’s contract as manager of the South Street Seaport Museum expires July 5. There is no word as to whether it will be extended and if not, what will happen to the museum. “It’s still under discussion,” said Jeff Simmons, a spokesperson for […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE | The R Train’s connection between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn will close for over a year to repair damage sustained during Superstorm Sandy, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced this month. The Montague Tube, a pair of mile-long tunnels that connect Brooklyn Heights with the Financial District, will shut down for 14 months […]

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