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The city Department of Transportation announced plans to place a street light near the Spruce Street School, at the intersection of Beekman and William Sts. after a review of traffic patterns and pressure from local leaders and parents to make area traffic safer. The light is tentatively scheduled for installation by July, 31, the D.O.T. […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Battery Park City Authority officials are not calling Sandy a “perfect storm,” but they do say it was a once-in-a-century type event that could sideline the neighborhood ballfields for six months or longer. Mathew Monahan, the authority’s spokesperson, said the fields were designed to withstand all but a 100-year storm, which […]

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The Danny Chen trials at Fort Bragg drew to a close last week, after First Lieutenant Daniel Schwartz, the last of eight soldiers to be tried, made a deal with prosecutors that will allow him to avoid a trial on condition of his discharge from the U.S. military. Schwartz was the highest ranking officer to […]

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We’re Back With the return of Downtown Express back to our 515 Canal St. office this week, we’re  announcing another comeback with this column — that of yours truly, UnderCover. After a two-year hiatus, we’re back with our gossipy, political and hopefully, humorous take on Downtown.  Over the years some grew to like us, others […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |   After tension and complaints nearly boiled over into a rent strike, residents of a Lower East Side affordable housing complex will be awarded rent refunds for the weeks they have been without power, heat or running water following Hurricane Sandy, the development’s ownership announced on Tues., Nov. 13. At a public […]

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BY CATHERINE MCVAY HUGHES & ELIZABETH H. BERGER  |  The last two weeks have proven again that the worst of Mother Nature cannot defeat Lower Manhattan. We did not face this alone. New Yorkers from all corners of the city experienced flooding, loss of power and, in some areas, devastating damage and tragic loss of […]

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BY HELAINA HOVITZ  |  Barely 24 hours after Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced the historic passage of the Seward Park Mixed-Use Development Project earlier this month, a Chinatown-based group held a press conference to contest the plan for not containing all-affordable housing. The site known as the Seward Park Urban […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY| Around a hundred Lower East Side residents gathered alongside community leaders and politicians on Wed., Oct. 10 to rally against the impending closure of a Pathmark supermarket, which would pave the way for a largely unwelcome, upscale residential development. “This community is stunned that we will very soon be deprived of a […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Overcrowding is poised to create frightening space shortages in one Downtown elementary school. The Battery Park City School (P.S. / I.S. 276) won’t have room for the three kindergarten classes it was originally designed for, much less the five it has been taking in since last fall, according to Terry Ruyter, […]

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By ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Though the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum didn’t open on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, as hoped for, local residents and other 9/11 survivors had some good news to celebrate that week. On the eve of the anniversary, the federal government announced that it will be adding dozens of cancers to […]

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