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    By KAITLYN MEADE  |When parents enrolled their sixth graders in the brand new school at 55 Battery Place, they acknowledged that they were taking a gamble — one which undoubtedly paid off, if the warmth of Friday’s graduation ceremony was anything to go by. Cameras flashed and words of wisdom were dispensed, in […]

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The two Battery Park City middle schools’ softball teams squared off in the first round of the playoffs earlier this month with the I.S. 289 Cougars besting the I.S. 276 Dragons, 19- 9. The Cougars played solid defense and hit the ball well in the June 4th game. Both girls teams are coached by Manhattan […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER with JOSH ROGERS | In a building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard where battleships were once built, on June 11, Mayor Michael Bloomberg outlined plans for another battle that the city will be fighting for decades to come — the battle to address the risks presented by climate change. These include […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |[Originally posted June 11, 2013] Mayor Mike Bloomberg today called for a study to build “Seaport City,” a new neighborhood patterned after Battery Park City, as a way to better protect Lower Manhattan from future storms. “By installing a multi-purpose levee with raised edge elevations, the City could both protect much of […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |    Summer is upon us… let’s hope the action in the hood helps keep our special neighborhood afloat! Italian food tour… The regional gastronomical tour of Italy continues this week at Acqua where Chef Ivan Beacco conjures culinary hits from Marche. Located in central eastern Italy, Marche boasts more than 100 […]

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If you go all the way back to 1900, three of the 10 worst storms to hit the Battery occurred after 2009.  That’s one of the more staggering things revealed in the Bloomberg administration’s comprehensive analysis of the growing threats from climate change. The most memorable — and overwhelmingly the largest of the 10 storms […]

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Miramar opens at South Cove: Miramar, the Mediterranean seafood restaurant that opened on June 5 at 21 South End Ave. (facing South Cove), is a family enterprise. It is owned by Naglaa Mohamed and Tamer Abdelgawad, by Mohamed’s aunt and uncle, Una and Aldo Eskandar, and by two cousins. Miramar is also part of the Battery […]

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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 | “Nobody has done more for Gateway tenants than Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver,” said Glenn Plaskin, president of the Gateway Plaza Tenants Association. “For 20 years, he has been our strongest ally and a fierce supporter who believes in affordable housing.” Plaskin was addressing an audience of Gateway tenants assembled in […]

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Caught wielding sword in Chinatown On the afternoon of Wed., May 29, a police traffic sergeant noticed a man acting erratically and carrying a 16-inch long sword near Canal St. in Chinatown. She gave chase while calling for backup. Within moments, uniformed and plainclothes officers from the Fifth Precinct cornered the man in a Chinese […]

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