Downtown Express photo by Elisabeth Robert
Most of Fulton St. will close to almost all traffic for a few years in order to replace a 150-year-old water main and refurbish the street. This intersection near DeLury Square is expected to be made safer under the plan.
Starting in July, Fulton St. will mostly be closed for over 2 years
Trial of driver who killed cyclist is delayed
The trial of Eugenio Cidron, 27, charged with vehicular manslaughter and D.W.I. in the Dec. 1, 2006, death of cyclist Eric Ng, 22, on the West Side Highway bike path, has been postponed for the fifth time.
Beloved P.S. 150 teacher says goodbye to Tribeca
By Anindita Dasgupta
Twenty-eight pairs of eyes followed Peter Napolitano as he walked to the class calendar. Despite the heat and the end of school in sight, the kindergarten class calmly waited for their teacher to begin their morning meeting.
Some Downtowners raise fireworks over fireworks
By Joe Orovic
The first bang of fireworks can kick off a spectacle for some while also sending startled people ducking for cover as has been the case in Downtown. Some members of Community Board 1 are upset about routine nights interrupted by sudden, poorly regulated and arbitrary fireworks displays.
AIDS charity, pot heads, others line up for iPhone
Half a dozen people pressed their folding chairs against Sohos Apple store, milking the last bits of morning shade before temperatures soared into the mid-90s on Wednesday. Smoking marijuana, sipping iced coffee, juice or beer, they hoped to be among the first to buy the $500 iPhone when it is released on Friday, June 29 at 6 p.m.
A bloody township in the war of the sexes, caught on film
Port architect: Park near JP tower wont be paradise
By Josh Rogers
The so-called park slated to be built near JPMorgan Chases new World Trade Center headquarters will get enough sun but not many visitors, the architect leading the project told Downtown Express this week.
Whitman grilling draws crowds, critics and few answers
By Skye H. McFarlane
It was not yet 7 a.m. when a group of 9/11 health advocates gathered on Warren St. Monday morning, headed for the Washington D.C. hearing in which U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler would question former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christine Todd Whitman about her role in the controversial cleanup that followed the World Trade Center attacks.
Island planners now ready to play ball with community
By Skye H. McFarlane
Any new design for Governors Island will include an ample mix of active and passive recreation including ballfields, the head of the islands development corporation said Monday.
B.P.C. seniors ready to sit in to sit down
By Jennifer Milne
Senior citizens living at The Hallmark just want a place to sit down while waiting for the bus. The bus shelter theyve got now is a simple metal-and-glass construction, but it doesnt have what the residents want most a bench.
East Siders press city for more affordable housing
By Alyssa Giachino
Community members flooded a scoping hearing at the Department of City Planning on Monday, urging the agency to include more affordable housing and tenant protections in the rezoning plan that encapsulates more than 100 blocks of the East Village and Lower East Side.
The path to a new PATH
Port Authority contractors demolished the World Trade Center PATH entrance on Sunday in order to continue the construction of the permanent commuter-subway station, scheduled to open in two years.
Dont turn on the red light, Chinatown tells Sting & Bowie
By Albert Amateau
Ivan Kane and his celebrity partners David Bowie and Sting are about to bring burlesque back to the Big Apple with a New York branch of Forty Deuce, Kanes club in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
Down by 6, Astros rally for Downtown title
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Two residents who live near the former Deutsche Bank building, Pat Moore, a Community Board 1 member, and Dave Stanke, a Downtown Express columnist, talk about their concerns living near the skyscraper's dismantling and the construction as well as their thoughts on the Survivors' Stairway and other issues related to the World Trade Center site with hosts Josh Rogers and Skye H. McFarlane. Recorded June 4, 2007.
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Alexander Calder in New YorkCity Hall Park is hosting the American sculptors first-ever multi-work exhibition in New York Citys public spaces through the fall. Above: Alexander Calders Untitled, 1976.
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