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Letting Downtown choose a candidate
New York’s arcane and partisan election procedures have long been a national embarrassment.

Letters to the Editor

Mixed Use

Under Cover

Police Blotter


Astronaut honors F.D.N.Y

Wet cleanup


Agency report supports Silverstein in World Trade Center dispute
By Josh Rogers
A child who was born the day of the 9/11 attack has about a 50-50 chance of battling senioritis in high school before the time he or she will be able to ride a train in the multi-billion-dollar train station under construction at the World Trade Center.

Tribecans say the jig is up at Sazon
By Julie Shapiro
A new bar in Tribeca is breaking the law by blasting live music and having a dance floor, neighbors charge.

Bars face tighter law as loophole in 500-foot rule to close
By Julie Shapiro
Bar owners seeking licenses will once again face tougher restrictions under a bill passed by the State Legislature this summer.

Yonkers ferry

Park harkens back to when Canal was a canal


Gerson’s opponents make the ballot, but he’s kept off another week
By Julie Shapiro
City Councilmember Alan Gerson remains off the ballot five weeks before the Democratic primary for his seat.

B.P.C. residents push for ground rent changes
By Julie Shapiro
Battery Park City residents are launching a new campaign to keep their homes affordable, and they have a powerful ally on their side.

Car-free street fair returns Saturday
For the next three weekends, seven miles of New York City streets will be closed three Saturdays as part of the city’s “Summer Streets” program.

With kids’ programs aplenty, rec center may target adults
By Julie Shapiro
Construction of the new community center in Battery Park City is flying along, but the details of the center’s programming are taking longer to hammer into place.

Learning with computer games at Chinatown summer school
By Jared T. Miller
The School of One doesn’t much resemble a traditional classroom.

Deutsche demo’s pricetag inches up even higher
The long-delayed Deutsche Bank demolition got a little bit more expensive this week, as the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. approved another $2.5 million for the project.

Director’s third time yields charming ‘Beeswax’
‘Mumblecore’ film brims with emotion, eschews ‘grand revelations.'

Two decades after his death, Salvador Dalí persists 
Exhibition focuses on lesser-known medium of prints

Annual street theater show tackles present by looking to past

Village author mines humor from misery
“Speed Shrinking” released in the cruel month when therapists vacation.

Four complex, collaborative Downtown projects
Surreal concepts encourage imagination, contemplation

Four fleeting Chelsea art exhibits, to be seen soon
Introspection, satire, wit used to explore subject, form, self.

Summer in the City
Best Downtown Bets for July & August

Still Waters Run Deep
Sprawling novel extracts magic from the mundane.


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