Possible new neighbor to WTC hopes to build on good faith
BY Ishita Singh
The process of rebuilding Lower Manhattan after the destruction of 9/11 has dragged on for years. Buildings have remained shuttered and construction sites have stalled as various project plans have changed and funding has fallen through all over the neighborhood.
Family owners have always been hands-on at Strand
By Jane Flanagan
On any given day at the Strand Bookstore you will find proprietor Fred Bass, 81, perched at the front book-buying counter with a pile of books stacked next to him.
Lower East Side gas leak
About 60 tenants in three Lower East Side New York City Housing Authority projects who have been without gas for their kitchen stoves for several months finally got a hearing on May 5 when state Sen. Daniel Squadron stepped into the picture.
Crossing guards good, but bridge is ultimate goal
An interim solution to safely crossing West St. in Lower Manhattan was the topic of a special meeting at Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s district offices last Friday.
Mayor restores boards’ funding
By Lesley Sussman
Local community boards that expressed concern over having their budgets slashed breathed a sigh of relief after learning last week that Mayor Bloomberg’s fiscal year 2011 executive budget calls for the full restoration of community board funding to $198,895.
Thrift store with unique cause to stay open, for now
Liat Silberman bustled through Rondo, the recently-opened thrift shop whose proceeds go to support the Church Street School for Music and Art, on Tuesday, helping parents pick out “nearly new” onesies and calling out prices for unmarked toys.
Downtown Little League news: Barons no longer undefeated
An open letter the readers of the Downtown Express
LMDC says city is sitting on millions and doing nothing
By Josh Rogers
The city is sitting on at least $60 million of Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) money meant to help Downtown recover from 9/11, the corporation said this week.
PAC fate lies in an alphabet soup of agencies
BY John Bayles
Only a few people have seen the study, but one of them believes there is no reason to hide it from anyone.
Rowdy teens raise concerns among Seaport residents
BY Aline Reynolds
The local Seaport community is feeling victimized by groups of teens, reportedly from Murry Bergtraum High School, who are inciting violence among themselves and area residents.
Newest BPC park mimics Hudson River Valley
By Michael Mandelkern
This past Wednesday, on a drizzling and unseasonably cold morning, the Battery Park City Authority unveiled Teardrop Park South, a half-acre expansion of Teardrop Park North located off Murray St.
Parents told answer in the mail
BY John Bayles
On Tuesday night, Lower Manhattan parents waiting to find out exactly where their kindergartener will attend school in the fall were told to check their mailboxes over the next two weeks for an answer.
A million sq. ft. of cool rooftops
BY Michael Mandelkern
This year, private and public organizations are collaborating to launch NYC Cool Roofs, a pilot program that seeks to reduce energy costs and greenhouse emissions throughout New York City by coating rooftops with white and/or reflective material.
Rent board refuses to freeze hikes, even amid a recession
By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke
The Rent Guidelines Board approved increases of 2 percent to 4 percent on one-year leases and 4 percent to 6 percent on two-year leases for rent-stabilized apartments at a preliminary meeting on May 5.
Transforming downtown all summer long
BY Nikki Dowling
For many New Yorkers, concerts, plays, art exhibits and dance performances are rare treats reserved for times when people have a little extra cash. But all of the above will be readily available from June 22 to August 19 when River to River, New York City’s largest free summer arts festival, takes over Downtown Manhattan once again.
All around Tribeca, Downtown with PT Walkley
BY PAULA ROSENBERG
Composer’s taste in music, food, film gives ‘eclectic’ a good name.
Naughtiness squared; or tripled; or quadrupled
BY JERRY TALLMER
‘666’ does devil’s work with ‘black humor that’s wild and extreme.’
Look Ahead: Art
BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN
Noteworthy exhibits, now through July.
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