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New PEP office:  Battery Park City’s Parks Enforcement Patrol now has a command station at 212 North End Ave. to supplement the headquarters station at 21 West Thames St. The new office, which opened on July 1, is staffed from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. There are about 35 PEP officers in Battery Park […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The wait was long and fraught with delays caused by contractual and construction difficulties, and by Superstorm Sandy, but when Asphalt Green Battery Park City opens on June 15, it will be the palace that the Battery Park City Authority promised. The 52,000-square-foot community center at 212 North End Ave. […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  The wait was long and fraught with delays caused by contractual and construction difficulties and by Superstorm Sandy, but when Asphalt Green Battery Park City opens on June 15, it will be the palace that the Battery Park City Authority promised. The 52,000-square-foot community center at 212 North End Ave. houses […]

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 Pier A update: The lights are on in Pier A but for the Battery Park City Authority, which has been charged by the city with renovating the historic pier at the southern end of Battery Park City, there does not yet seem to be light at the end of the tunnel. The pier was well […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | “Whatever happened with the bus service that was costing us a fortune?” asked Fernando Mateo, a member of the Battery Park City Authority board of directors at the board’s April meeting. “I didn’t know that was an issue,” replied Dennis Mehiel, the board’s chairperson. “The issue was that we are […]

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  BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Around a thousand people streamed onto the on Sun., April 7 for the opening of the 2013 Downtown Little League season. Everyone was beaming. The ball fields, trashed by Superstorm Sandy, had to be completely rebuilt and it was touch and go as to whether they would be ready […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | Around a thousand people streamed onto the Battery Park City ball fields on Sun., April 7 for the opening of the 2013 Downtown Little League season. Everyone was beaming. The ball fields, trashed by Superstorm Sandy, had to be completely rebuilt and it was touch and go as to whether […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  The long-awaited Asphalt Green community center in Battery Park City inched closer to opening on March 26 when the Battery Park City Authority board of directors agreed to an amended contract with Asphalt Green.   The contract specifies that Asphalt Green will have “substantial access” to the community center premises at […]

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New eateries for Brookfield Place: Eight restaurants have signed up with Brookfield Office Properties, owners of Brookfield Place (formerly called the World Financial Center), to open eateries in the dining terrace now under construction at what used to be called 2 World Financial Center. The tenants have signed ten-year leases with Brookfield. The dining terrace […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Gone but not forgotten by Battery Park City residents, Bill Thompson, now running for mayor of New York City, served as chairperson of the Battery Park City Authority between March 2010 and May 2012 when he resigned to work on his mayoral campaign. His 26 months in Battery Park City […]

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