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Welcoming two great spaces Downtown
Lower Manhattan gets two great additions to our cultural landscape this week. One such addition is too rare an occurrence for our tastes, so two is certainly cause to celebrate.


Put the brakes on rogue bicycle riding
By Jack Brown
Residents are increasingly concerned about the epidemic of scofflaw cycling plaguing the city’s streets and sidewalks. The prevailing anarchy creates an ongoing sense of jeopardy for many that deprives us of peace of mind and jacks up the stress level in an already high-stress environment. 




Sept. 10 - 23, 1996

“Borders finds ‘A nice corner”
“Independence Plaza tenants fighting hefty rent increases”

Under Cover

Police Blotter

Chin begins work early, promising to ‘always reach out’
By Julie Shapiro
Margaret Chin could not decide where to hold her first press conference after winning the Democratic primary for Lower Manhattan’s City Council seat.

Don’t say timber yet. State mulls W. Thames Park alternative

Chinese Museum’s new center opens
By Julie Shapiro
To the pounding of drums and the applause of spectators, a brightly festooned lion sprang to life in front of the Museum of Chinese in America Tuesday morning.

Election on Tuesday


The sofas are old, but the poets’ home is new
By Julie Shapiro
The expansive, sparkling new Poets House in Battery Park City could not be more different from the nonprofit’s old space in a Spring St. tenement.

With subtle changes, Cosmo Hotel wins over Landmarks Commission
By Julie Shapiro
New designs for the Cosmopolitan Hotel expansion won landmarks approval last week, paving the way for a new building in the Tribeca South Historic District.

Chatham Sq. work appears to be on hold for two years
By Julie Shapiro
The unpopular reconfiguration of Chatham Square will not begin for at least two years, a city Dept. of Transportation official said earlier this month.

Reunited & feeling good, last Goldman kitten is rescued
By Julie Shapiro
With hissing, tentative sniffing and finally playful acceptance, four kittens born on the Goldman Sachs construction site reunited with their fifth and final sibling this week.

Liquor law sobers back up

Girls softball

Room for the new, and the ‘creaky charm’ in Hudson Square
By Josh Rogers
Hudson Square is a neighborhood of contrasts. Bordered by a state highway and one of the most congested streets in the city, it’s also home to Holland Tunnel entrances, making it difficult for pedestrians to navigate. Yet it is increasingly becoming the choice destination of creative and new media firms.

Sculpture garden spruces up Canal St. area
By Albert Amateau
A new temporary outdoor art space opened on Sept. 18 on the southwest corner of Hudson Sq., courtesy of Trinity Real Estate.

Breaking down art’s walls by building some
By Wickham Boyle
The newest walls north of Wall St. belie the Robert Frost quote,

Jackie’s still on deck

Be it Soho or the Square, it’s better than a doghouse
By Chelsea-Lyn Rudder
Sixteen years ago, Sherry Field-Almaraz decided to combine her passion for animals and her entrepreneurial spirit.


Fifth FAB! Fest fetes Fourth Street — for free!
E.Village cultural district is one of a kind.

Best bets for Fall dance
Events feed the soul, worth the bread.

Koch on Film
By Ed Koch
“The Informant!” (+)

“A Short Wake” not here for long
Second time a charm for 1st Irish 2009 theater fest.

New York, New York: Read all about it
Books about, or set in, your patch of Gotham


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