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Tunnel to Towers Run: Battery Park City is a popular place for fundraising events, but few of them compare in size to the annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run. This year on Sun., Sept. 30, a record number of 28,000 runners and an estimated 7,000 spectators showed up. The run, now in its 11th year, […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Almost two years after she was appointed president of the Battery Park City Authority, Gayle Horwitz announced her resignation, effective Oct. 1. She has been appointed the new chief operating officer of Nardello & Co., an international firm that specializes in litigation support, business intelligence and fraud investigations. William C. […]

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West Thames Street pedestrian bridge:  At the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation board meeting on Thurs., Sept. 13, a pedestrian bridge over West Street at West Thames inched closer to becoming a reality. Local stakeholders have been talking about a bridge at that location for years. In 2009, SHoP Architects drew up plans for the structure. […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Ever since Gateway Plaza opened in Battery Park City 30 years ago, the complex of 1,712 apartments has been pet friendly — but not anymore. Renewal leases with a restrictive pet rider began to appear in early July. The 19-point rider prohibited certain breeds of dogs such as Great Danes, […]

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Man rams stolen car into Irish Hunger Memorial: On Sun., Aug. 12 around 5 p.m., a man in a stolen car drove at high speed down River Terrace and smashed it into the northwest corner of the Irish Hunger Memorial on Vesey Street. The tire tracks are still on the sidewalk. Part of the exterior […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Fed up with the delayed opening of the Asphalt Green Battery Park City community center, two Lower Manhattan mothers decided to start an online petition demanding that the center’s developer, the Battery Park City Authority, “stop the unnecessary bureaucratic delays.” To local residents’ dismay, the B.P.C.A. hasn’t yet announced a […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  NEW CHAIRMAN TAKES HELM AT B.P.C.A.:  The Battery Park City Authority’s Board of Directors has elected Dennis Mehiel as the B.P.C.A.’s new chairman. Mehiel, chairman and chief executive officer of the Four M Corporation — one of the largest corrugated packaging producers in North America — had been nominated to […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Deal-dining in B.P.C.: Three Battery Park City restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week, offering discounted meals through Fri., Aug. 10. Three-course lunches cost $24.07, and three-course dinners are $35. Tax, tip and beverages aren’t included in the deal. 2 WEST, in the Ritz-Carlton hotel (2 West St.), a member of […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  New York City’s bike-share program, with 10,000 bikes and 600 stations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, is supposed to debut this month in Lower Manhattan. Once it’s up and running, the initiative will be the largest of its kind in North America, according to the NYC Department of Transportation. But some […]

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BY Terese Loeb Kreuzer TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |   B.P.C.A.’s Asphalt Green update deemed inadequate:  At Community Board 1’s Battery Park City Committee meeting on July 3, Matthew Monahan, a spokesperson for the Battery Park City Authority, gave a status report on B.P.C.A. activities but neglected to mention Asphalt Green Battery Park City. C.B. 1 public […]

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