Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess
Rarified air! A BMX rider jumps over two women at the Tribeca Film Fest Street Fair. More photos on page 14.
Memo to Liu: BPC not for sale
BY John Bayles
On Wednesday, NYC Comptroller John Liu should have received a very loud and crystal clear message from the residents of Battery Park City; Mayor Bloomberg should look to spend his money elsewhere.
Liu to celebrate Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
‘Give us N.Y.U. tower, please!’ begs C.B. 1 chairperson
By Lincoln Anderson and John Bayles
Julie Menin, the chairperson of Lower Manhattan’s Community Board 1, is continuing to push for New York University to build a planned 35-to-38-story tower — not shoehorned into the South Village on one of its superblocks — but farther downtown near the World Trade Center, where there is plenty of room to build, and where the community would welcome the project with open arms.
Rock stars and ribbon weaving for the new Church St. School
BY Kristin Shiller
Last Saturday the Church Street School in Tribeca celebrated 20 years of making music and art with a block party featuring an interactive guitar jam with special guests Mike D. of Beastie Boys fame and musician Andrew W.K. Hundreds of kids and their parents came out for the all-day event.
Downtown Little League wrap-up
The PAC bill may be in the mail, Con Edison warns CB 1
By Josh Rogers
Con Edison is considering raising its rates if certain 9/11 funds it was counting on are used to help build an arts building at the World Trade Center.
Silver kicks off cooking oil recycling in Chinatown
By Nikki Dowling
Chinatown is going green – with cooking oil. Last week Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver kicked off a program that will convert the grease from deep-fat fryers to biodiesel fuel, which can be used to power cars, trains and even heating systems.
M15 riders in for a quicker commute Downtown
By Robert Voris
The accordion-style M15 Limited bus was nearly full at 12:20 on Tuesday afternoon when it left the Allen Street stop, just below Houston.
City stalls in honoring late, beloved Lower Manhattan advocate
BY Aline Reynolds
The Tribeca community has asked the city Parks Department to rename a local park in honor of their beloved neighbor Albert Capsouto, who died prematurely in January of a brain tumor.
AIDS Walk NY turns 25
BY SCOTT STIFFLER
What motivates a person to spend a weekend morning — that rare chance to sleep in — by rising earlier than their workweek schedule requires in order to walk further before Noon than they usually do all day long?
Open-air buses headset law is set to go into effect next year
By Albert Amateau
Open-air sightseeing buses in the city will have to begin using headphone systems instead of loudspeakers beginning next year.
Kids can help solve our childhood obesity problem
BPC teen attacked and beaten
Labradoodle on the lam