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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Facing a room full of Greenwich Village residents who had lost their electricity during Superstorm Sandy, David Gmach, director of public relations for Con Edison, said it wasn’t the company’s fault. “The flooding was on a level that had not been predicted,” he said, “and was much worse than anything […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Brooklyn Bridge Alert! All Manhattan-bound lanes on the bridge will be closed midnight Friday, Jan. 11 to 6 a.m. Monday morning. The Manhattan Bridge will absorb a lot of the traffic, so consider taking the Williamsburg Bridge or Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel as alternates, and keep in mind […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES REMAIN IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Happy 2013, Lower Manhattanites! If you’re planning to take the Brooklyn Bridge, remember all Manhattan-bound lanes will be closed overnight11 p.m. to 6 a.m.Wednesday and Thursday. Also, the bridge’s Ramp F (which allows access to Robert F. Wagner Place from Exit 2 off FDR Drive South) […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY   |  Holiday preparations and a chill in the air didn’t stop more than 100 New Yorkers from responding to the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy with a “Hands Across the Brooklyn Bridge” vigil on Sunday evening Dec. 23. State Senator Eric Adams and civil rights attorney Norman Siegel led the vigil […]

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BY SAM SCHWARTZ  | ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25TH;  “NO STOPPING ANYTIME” AND “NO STANDING ANYTIME”  RULES REMAIN IN EFFECT. Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year, Lower Manhattanites! Great news! For the first time since Hurricane Sandy, the R train will be up and running between Brooklyn and […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS | The Financial District’s Federal Reserve Bank was the target of a potentially deadly terrorist attempt in mid-October. On the morning of Wed., Oct. 17, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, a 21-year-old from Bangladesh, tried to detonate what he believed to be a 1,000-pound bomb in front of the New York Federal Reserve […]

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Judge Richard J. Sullivan, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, made the right decision when he recently ruled that the New York Police Department illegally arrested large numbers of demonstrators at a protest in Lower Manhattan during the 2004 Republican National Convention. Yet, at the same time, Judge Sullivan […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Starting next year, workers will begin building a street-like network of shops overlooking the East River, so long as the swanky design by the Howard Hughes Corporation wins approval from various city agencies. Officials representing Howard Hughes Corp., the leaseholder of the South Street Seaport, and the company’s commissioned firm, SHoP […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Lower Manhattan tourism has been booming ever since last year’s opening of the National Sept. 11 Memorial. The surging influx of out-of-towners, however, has come with its own set of problems that Downtown residents, elected officials and group leaders are hoping to solve. That was the topic of discussion at a […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  The New York Harbor School, a public high school on Governors Island that trains students in marine science and technology, will start this school year with a new interim principal. Thirty-one-year-old Edward Biedermann, the school’s assistant principal since 2010, will be taking the reins from Nate Dudley, who led the school […]

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