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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  A brief, powerful rain and hail storm leveled large trees and shattered windows in Battery Park City just before 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Some people were scratched by the falling trees but no one was seriously injured. With some of the fury and specificity of a tornado — […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | A brief, powerful rain and hail storm leveled large trees and shattered windows in Battery Park City just before 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Some people were scratched by the falling trees but no one was seriously injured. With some of the fury and specificity of a tornado — […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  | Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott came to Battery Park City’s P.S./I.S. 276 to congratulate a team of seventh-graders whose experiment won the Lower Manhattan school second place in the state in a science and technology competition. On May 7, Max Sano, Ashley Ip, Maya Gardner and Julian Apprendi shook hands and posed […]

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Brookfield Place leasing: Brookfield Office Properties, the owner of the four buildings formerly known as Battery Park City’s World Financial Center, announced that it has signed a new 16-year lease with GFK US Holdings for 75,000 square feet at 200 Liberty St. and another new 16-year-lease with Regus for 55,000 square feet at 200 Vesey […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | April 7 was a happy day for Bettina Teodoro. It was the Downtown Little League’s opening day, but more importantly, it was the day she read the letter accepting her 5-year-old son to her first choice elementary school, P.S. 150 in Tribeca. “We were so excited we had a six-year plan,” […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE | Spring showers are giving way to May, but all across Lower Manhattan, it seems that instead of flowers popping up, long metal contraptions have been sprouting overnight. That’s right, Citi Bike, NYC’s bike-share program, is getting rolled out and drilled in throughout May, with 5,500 bikes at about 300 stations across […]

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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  |  The SeaGlass carousel in historic Battery Park at the southern end of Manhattan isn’t scheduled to open until the fall, but after what Superstorm Sandy did to Lower Manhattan, a celebration seemed in order on April 18 for the topping off of the structure’s shell. “We need every step of […]

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Downtown Express photo by Scot Surbeck The plaza near Battery Park City’s North Cove provided some comfort Sunday to the two- and four-legged kind.

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  Pier A to get plaza and plantings: At its April meeting, the Battery Park City Authority board of directors learned that core and shell construction on Pier A are nearly complete and that the time had come to discuss the 35,000-square-foot plaza to be constructed in front of the building. Gwen Dawson, senior vice […]

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