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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 […]

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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 […]

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Occupy Return We thought a few attendees were ready to shout “may day” at last week’s Community Board 1 meeting when two members of Occupy Wall Street said they would be back in Zuccotti Park May 1. Pat Moore, and other residents wanted to make sure there would not be drumming again, and that the […]

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By JOSH ROGERS  | The long-awaited World Trade security plan will be debated at a public hearing Tues., April 23rd at 4 p.m. at the City Planning Dept., 22 Reade St. The 602-page Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which severely restricts vehicular access in and around the W.T.C., was only released to the public April 8,  […]

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  BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Around a thousand people streamed onto the on Sun., April 7 for the opening of the 2013 Downtown Little League season. Everyone was beaming. The ball fields, trashed by Superstorm Sandy, had to be completely rebuilt and it was touch and go as to whether they would be ready […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | It was a typical meeting about the need for more schools in Lower Manhattan with one big difference. This time, it seemed like someone in power heard the message completely. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott told Downtown school advocates that he’d let them into the Department of Education’s planning room to help […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | Around a thousand people streamed onto the Battery Park City ball fields on Sun., April 7 for the opening of the 2013 Downtown Little League season. Everyone was beaming. The ball fields, trashed by Superstorm Sandy, had to be completely rebuilt and it was touch and go as to whether […]

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Another year, another big plan to “save” the Seaport. Downtowners have coexisted with corporations running the Seaport mall for a few decades. There have been some good initiatives, and some great events, but the operators have never fully embraced the Lower Manhattan community. The companies over the years have tried to make the area more […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE | Borough President Scott Stringer announced the new appointees to Manhattan’s community boards on April 1, including five new members of C.B. 1. C.B. 1’s new members range from a small business owner to a former board member and cover three of Lower Manhattan’s neighborhoods. “It’s a nice diverse group,” said C.B. […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER On the morning of March 20, City Council’s Sub-committee on Zoning and Franchises and its Land Use Committee approved The Howard Hughes Corporation’s ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) application for the redevelopment of Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport. However, the $200 million plan was approved with a few […]

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