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Who’s stopping who? Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has been the most frequent defender of N.Y.P.D.’s stop and frisk policy, but City Council Speaker Christine Quinn told us she holds Mayor Bloomberg responsible for the large number of stops. “As it relates to stop and frisk, Ray Kelly has implemented, I believe, the plan as his […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  Despite a commitment early last year by the city to buy 75 Morton St. for use as a new public school, anxiety among local advocates had been steadily rising when after, more than a year later, the building’s ownership still hadn’t been transferred from the state to the city. Worries […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | “I’ve evacuated [from Battery Park City] the last two falls,” Martha Gallo said at the July 30 meeting of the Battery Park City Authority board of directors. Gallo, who is the only board member who lives in Battery Park City, went on to ask, “Are there things we’re going to […]

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Man ambushed A man was robbed in the middle of the afternoon in Soho by seven teenagers, police reported this week. The attack took place on the corner of West Broadway and Prince St. from 4:30 to 4:45 p.m. on Fri., July 26. The victim, 36, told police that he was approached by a young […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | The trees on the Battery Park City esplanade between North and South Coves took a one-two punch this past year — first from Superstorm Sandy last October. Then weakened by Sandy,  nine trees — seven lindens on the esplanade and two honey locusts on the Gateway Plaza property occupied by Merchants […]

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It’s old and rusting. The concrete steps are worn with use. There is a net attached to its underside to protect cars passing beneath it from falling debris. The Morris St. pedestrian bridge’s long and useful life is drawing to a close. In fall 2014, the bridge’s walkway will be getting an update, the city […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE It’s old and rusting, the concrete steps cracked and worn with use, there is a net attached to the underside to protect the cars passing beneath it from falling debris — the Morris St. pedestrian bridge’s long and useful life is drawing to a close.   This little walkway provides a vital […]

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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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In New York City, the longest daylight of the year is a mere 15 hours and six minutes long. In Sweden, on June 21 — the summer solstice — the sun never sets and it’s an all-night party. For 17 years, New York City’s Swedes have been holding their communal midsummer party in Battery Park […]

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  BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | In New York City, the longest daylight in the year is a mere 15 hours and six minutes long. In Sweden, on June 21 — the summer solstice — the sun never sets and it’s an all-night party. For 17 years, New York City’s Swedes have been holding their […]

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