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SENIOR PLANET EXPLORATION CENTER The recently opened Senior Planet Exploration Center (127 W. 25th St., btw. 6th & 7th Aves.) is designed to give seniors over 60 the necessary skills to become proficient with today’s technology. Scheduled workshops, seminars and group sessions can be attended by walk-ins. Spaces are limited for free tech classes, so […]

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Boat break-in Police arrested a man wielding a large hammer on Pier 25 in the early morning hours of March 6 after breaking into a ship docked at the pier. Police reported that a man tried to break into a ship, The Nantucket, a privately-owned charter ship that was tied up at the Tribeca pier […]

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Downtown Express Photo by Scot Surbeck Battery Park City took on a whole new look March 8 with just a few inches of snow. One defiant jogger looked ready for the spring.

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  On April 24, 1913, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson pushed a button in Washington, D.C. that fired up dynamos in the basement of the newly finished Woolworth building at 233 Broadway in New York City. The lights in the building flashed on all at once as thousands of people in City […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  | Saying Lower Manhattan needs “a stronger, more active voice on the City Council,” Jenifer Rajkumar is about to formally announce her bid to unseat Margaret Chin in this year’s Democratic primary. “When major developers come to the South Street Seaport, or to Greenwich Village, or to the Lower East Side, and […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE | Heads up, Downtown, a new mapping system is on its way. New York City’s Department of Transportation is working on a “wayfinding” initiative to place pedestrian maps across the city, starting with Lower Manhattan. Lower Manhattan is one of four areas in New York City that will receive the new maps, […]

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Downtown Express photos by Scot surbeck Battery Park City took on a whole new look last Friday with just a few inches of snow. One defiant jogger looked ready for the spring.

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By KAITLYN MEADE   |  Applications poured into Downtown schools in the last two days of kindergarten registration, leaving four with waitlists. Parents have faced overcrowding for years in Lower Manhattan, but even with new schools opening, there is not enough space to accommodate zoned students. In the last two days of registration, P.S. 234’s list […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | More than 400 people turned out for a public forum on Pier 40 last Thursday night, to hear presentations on two competing plans for the crumbling structure — including one that would add a pair of 22-story residential towers at the foot of the pier. The standing-room-only crowd packed the ground-floor […]

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UPDATED WITH CORRECTION BY KAITLYN MEADE | Three months after Community Board 1 Chairperson Catherine McVay Hughes made a surprise announcement to close a few committees, some are still upset by the decision. Diane Stein, a public member of C.B. 1 who participated in the Housing Committee, said she felt that housing was being treated […]

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