Governor Pataki and the Hudson River Park
The lower part of Manhattan, like most of New York City, is heavily Democratic. Despite the last 12 years that have seen two Republican mayors, this is not a particularly fertile ground for Republicans to pick up votes.
Trouble filing it away
These Duane St. recyclables apparently couldn’t fit in the “R” file.
Hey Alan, you represent me and my neighbors
By David Stanke
Councilmember Alan Gerson recently supported family member demands that City Hall bring in the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) to supplement the search of the World Trade Center for human remains of 9/11.
Letters to the editor
Downtown Express photo by Clayton Patterson
Mission not accomplished
A Marine recruiter at Stanton and Eldridge Sts. last week had little luck getting local youths to sign up for the military.
M.A.T. school teams rise in the fall
What a fall sports season it was for the Manhsattan Academy of Technology Middle School Dragons. Not only did the Lower East Side school field it’s first ever soccer program for both boys and girls, the all-girls team was the first ever in the city public school middle school history.
Downtown Express photos by Lorenzo Ciniglio
A wary pedestrian crosses toward Battery Park without the help of a crosswalk signal. All 12 signals at the intersection where the West Side Highway meets Battery Place are covered up as seen in the insert.
Who forgot the lights? Signals crossed at wild West St.
Mayor announces new W.T.C. name listings
By Josh Rogers
Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced on Wednesday that 9/11 victims will be listed in groups at the World Trade Center memorial, but the decision was blasted by some family members who said it did not answer enough of their concerns about how their loved ones’ names will be viewed.
Bike plan is less than Grand, some say
By Lori Haught
Community Board 3 passed a resolution in the spring saying it did not support a bike lane on Grand St. By November, the city Department of Transportation had put it in.
Love and rage at memorial for cyclist slain on path
By Jefferson Siegel
Eric Ng, the 22-year-old cyclist who police say was killed by a drunken driver on Dec. 1 on the Hudson River Park bike path, was remembered by family and friends in a day of memorials last Saturday.
Getting Fifi to pay for abandoned mutts’ care
By Lori Haught
Animal Haven celebrated the opening of its Soho space with a gala event on Tuesday, Dec. 12, even though the space isn’t quite ready to open yet.
Old and new salts to get dog spa by the Seaport
By Priya Idiculla
Larger dogs will finally have a grooming place in Lower Manhattan like their smaller-framed friends. The Salty Paw is billed as a “dog accessory emporium and grooming spa” and is slated to open in March at 38 Peck Slip. Big dogs are welcome.
City halts Trump project
By Lincoln Anderson
The discovery of human remains at the site of the planned Trump Soho condo-hotel at Spring and Varick Sts. led the Department of Buildings on Tuesday to issue a stop-work order for the project.
By the light of the big screen
Losing the fabric of Downtown
Subway and street closings on Cortlandt St.
With shouts of ‘stroke,’ shivering rowers brave the Hudson
‘Jules and Jim’: For the love of a woman
A very merry, scary off-off Broadway season
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