A little sense, safety and peace for Chatham Square  
The city is getting ready to award $50 million worth of contracts intended to make one of New York’s most dangerous and confusing intersections safer. Chatham Square, where traffic converges from about 10 Chinatown and Financial District streets as well as the Manhattan Bridge, is an urban planning disaster.

Letters to the Editor


Under Cover

Police Blotter

Mixed Use

Transit Sam

Seaport Report


The answer my friend is positively on 4th Street
As I was riding home, down Broadway last week in the bright winter sunshine, I attempted to boost my spirits by taking some solace in my health, family and general robust nature. You see I had just had a dispiriting job interview.

In Pictures

The Street is almost complete, city says
By Julie Shapiro
The city’s overhaul of the streetscape around the New York Stock Exchange is nearing completion.

Parents find time problems at 9/11 health clinic
By Julie Shapiro
The asthma that Lillian Bermudez’s two children developed after 9/11 is sometimes so severe that Bermudez has to take them to the emergency room.

Downtown boxer is a final contender for ‘Contender’
By Candida L. Figueroa
Boxing his way from Lower Manhattan to Singapore, Ehinomen “Hollywood Hino” Ehikhamenor is ready to bring the title of “The Contender” back to where it all started.

Mayor: River park’s green should go to Governors Island
By Josh Rogers
Mayor Mike Bloomberg said Wednesday that he wants the state to shift some money from the Hudson River Park to fund the reopening of Governors Island this spring.

Slight spike in dangerous chemical near Deutsche
An air monitor at the Deutsche Bank building detected elevated levels of the element manganese last week, but the readings likely have more to do with passing trucks than the decontamination work inside the building.


City willing
to reverse school selections in 2010

By Julie Shapiro
The Dept. of Education will give some local children who don’t get into P.S. 234 and P.S. 89 this fall a second chance to attend.

He who builds with glass bricks may do it in Tribeca
By Julie Shapiro
Joseph Pell Lombardi’s design for a new six-story building in Tribeca has all the hallmarks of the historic neighborhood: brick arches, tall windows and fine detailing on the cornice and storefront.

Zelda’s still hot to trot
By Josh Rogers
Zelda, Battery Park’s turkey, was foraging near Battery Gardens restaurant last Friday, the day before Valentine’s Day and a safe nine months from Thanksgiving.

Floating films, marinas and rooftop parks for pier

New Downtown group looks to double up singles

The art of the salon meets the crash of the markets
New Yorkers already fixated on the economic crisis have a new place to air their thoughts.

Bone marrow donor sought



Warming up for the Frigid Festival
For the third winter, Downtown theaters offer a roster of fresh drama.


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