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Zadroga adds cancer to list of World Trade Center related health conditions On Wed., Sept. 12, the federal government finally added 50 forms of cancer to the list of treatable illnesses covered by the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act. Following a proposal by Dr. John Howard, the law’s health administrator, back in […]

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The 31st annual Downtown Dance Festival, the longest-running festival of its kind in the city, featured eight days of performances staged at Battery Park, Dance New Amsterdam and One New York Plaza. Highlights from this year’s festival, which took place in mid-August, include Sri Warisan, a 15-member troupe from Singapore; Philadelphia-based Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers  and 10 […]

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Complaints and lawsuit over fenced-in Chase plaza  Financial District residents are up in arms over the fact that Chase Manhattan Plaza, the two-acre space between Pine, Liberty, Nassau and William Streets, is still fenced off and under constant security watch. Although the plaza, owned by JPMorgan Chase, had once been open to the public for […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Boston had its big dig a few years back; this summer, Battery Park is having one of its own. Almost a third of the 25-acre park will be a construction site for the next 18 months: In July, fences will go up around the town green, where Fritz Koenig’s sphere […]

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The Hands Across Lower Manhattan event, hosted by Community Board 1, is now official. Beginning this Thursday, Aug. 11, members of the public can log onto www.handinhand911.org to register for the event, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10. People will be able to register as individuals or as a group. “Several days before […]

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Three thousand flags displaying the names of all of those that died on 9/11 will be installed in Battery Park the week before September 11th. Rows of banners attached to the flags, known as the “Flags of Honor,” will contain the names of the victims. The flags will line the park on the lawns that […]

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A group of people gathered at the Battery Park City esplanade on Fri., June 3, when B.P.C. resident, physician and amateur astronomer Sheldon Palgon examined Saturn through his powerful telescope. Folks who didn’t get to attend the first viewing will have a second chance. Under the auspices of TimeBank, a program of the Visiting Nurse […]

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Great Hudson River Swim: Last Saturday, 362 swimmers from as far west as California and Hawaii and from Ireland, England, Australia, Serbia, India, Canada and a few other places on the map jumped into the Hudson River at Christopher Street in Greenwich Village and swam to North Cove Marina in Battery Park City, 1.6 miles […]

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From May 9 to May 12, thousands of people will be speaking out against Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed budget cuts that would slash funding for education and other vital services. Make the Road New York, a non-profit organization that primarily serves low-income Latina immigrants, is inviting immigrants to join a mass assembly and a teach-in on […]

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