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Under cover: Week of May 19, 2016

ZERO TOLERANCE IN TRIBECA Not even a Tribeca bar can open up in Tribeca anymore. Beloved local dive bar Raccoon Lodge, which has stood on Warren St. for more than three decades, is closing in June — displaced by an upcoming luxury high-rise. Now a former manager of the bar, Derek Michalak, and two longtime […]

Residents issue stop-work order to ‘Independent Republic of 60 Hudson’ There will be no more cranes in front of 60 Hudson St., the site of last month’s deadly construction accident in Tribeca, according to locals – even if they have to block the site with their own bodies. “There’ll be people lying on that street before […]

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LAST CALL NOT LATE ENOUGH If you spied a flock of pigs flapping over the Hudson a couple of weeks ago, it was because a Bizarro-world version of Community Board 1’s Tribeca Committee asked a local restaurant to serve alcohol even later into the evening than it had planned to. In a surreal reversal of […]

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What the duct? “Gunbae” means “cheers” in Korean, but there was no cheer on hand when a Tribeca restaurant by that name asked Community Board 1 for longer hours to serve alcohol. The high-end Korean BBQ and karaoke joint at 67 Murray St. that opened last June took months to get Community Board 1’s Tribeca […]

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Managing expectations Community Board 1 members tried to keep their expectations realistic last week when drafting a resolution calling on Gov. Cuomo to revamp the board of the Battery Park City Authority. Given the increasing dissatisfaction with the authority’s leadership, members of CB1’s Battery Park City Committee all agreed on the need for more residents […]

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No Segarra Cigar Ninfa Segarra has come out as one of the first boosters of Jennifer Rajkumar’s not-yet-declared Assembly candidacy to replace the ousted Shelly Silver, but she was bashing the district leader just two years ago. Segarra, Rajkumar’s Gateway Plaza neighbor and a former deputy mayor under Rudy Giuliani, told us this week there […]

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SILVER BUCKETS For most people, the term “silver bullet” means a solution that is sure to fix a problem. But for the Dept. of Sanitation, a “silver bullet” is a very expensive trashcan — $1,200 bucks a pop — that is being put out throughout the city to encourage public recycling. The body is silver, […]

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Raise your hand for fraud Fraud, whistleblowing — these are normally delicate subjects organizations rarely discuss in public. But at the Battery Park City Authority’s most recent public board meeting, an outside auditor had to ask whether or not, you know, there’s any fraud anybody wanted to report. The auditor, who was probably required by […]

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Sweeney & Trump What Downtown Democratic politico keeps a Donald Trump book on his coffee table and has good things to say about the presidential candidate’s immigration views? None other than Sean Sweeney, the Soho Alliance leader who has also been one of the powers of Downtown Independent Democrats for decades. Before we go further, […]

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Seaport Bookstore It’s an Amazon world — but some independent booksellers continue to survive and thrive. McNally Jackson Books at 52 Prince St. in Soho is one that has bucked the odds. Since 2004, the store has offered a great selection, attracted interesting authors, hosted great readings and has the coolest machine ever — the […]

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