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BY CYNTHIA MAGNUS  |  Downtown youth will get a new media facility as part of the Civic Center building sales, but school advocates remain worried about the shortage of kindergarten seats. Community Board 1’s Planning Committee unanimously approved a draft resolution May 2 recommending the sale of the city-owned property at 346 Broadway. It is […]

BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The Howard Hughes Corporation wants to erect a first-class hotel, market-rate residential apartments and additional retail space in the Seaport. There is no longer any doubt about their intentions. Nine days after the City Council approved a ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) application from Howard Hughes for construction plans […]

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By JOSH ROGERS | The city perhaps is hoping that numbers do lie since recent Census numbers show Lower Manhattan’s well-chronicled population surge is even more dramatic than previously thought when you look at the boom in babies and toddlers — a group that looks to be a few years away from longer school waiting […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Three months ago, Douglas Durst unveiled an alternative plan for Pier 40. Then, in recent weeks, the high-profile developer declared the aging West Houston St. pier’s piles could be repaired for as little as around one-third of what the Hudson River Park Trust has been saying — just $30 million versus […]

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BY JESS SCANLON  |  The notion of a new high-rise residential building in Tribeca is not sitting well among neighborhood residents. Nicknamed “Jenga” after the popular puzzle game for its unusual design, the Leonard Street development is poised to become the highest building in Tribeca, standing 800 feet tall at more than 57 stories. Unlike […]

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Tunnel to Towers Run: Battery Park City is a popular place for fundraising events, but few of them compare in size to the annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run. This year on Sun., Sept. 30, a record number of 28,000 runners and an estimated 7,000 spectators showed up. The run, now in its 11th year, […]

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C.B. 1 protests closure of Downtown subway concourse The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that, rather than wait until the opening of World Trade Center 1 and 4, the Dey Street Concourse will open to the public once the Fulton Center is completed in June 2014. But members of Community Board 1 are calling for […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Financial District residents who live near the World Trade Center aren’t the only ones bemoaning the NYPD’s proposed security plan for the site. Cab drivers who have seen the plan are vowing to stay out of Downtown altogether if the checkpoints and other security measures are implemented as planned. Some of […]

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BY CYNTHIA MAGNUS | A methadone treatment clinic, Gramercy Park Services LLC, has received tentative approval from the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to relocate to 90 Maiden Lane, according to one source at the agency. Community Board 1 members were surprised to learn just before Thanksgiving of the clinic’s planned […]

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C.B. 1 Chair Julie Menin BY CYNTHIA MAGNUS  |  Community Board 1’s resolution on the Occupy Wall Street demonstration is now official, but the question remains as to how the “good neighbor policy” it establishes, will be enforced. At the full board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25, C.B. 1 Chair Julie Menin said, “What is […]

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