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Lawsuit over 1 W.T.C. antennae settled One World Trade Center is back on track to becoming the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has settled its feud with A.D.F. Steel Corporation to get the steel needed to complete the 400-foot antenna. In recently issued statements, […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  As people across the city worked to recover from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, a group of seniors trapped in a Lower East Side building — without electricity, water or adequate food supplies — were being saved from the brink of despair by community leaders, city workers and volunteers who came […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  As people across the city worked to recover from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, a group of seniors trapped in a Lower East Side building — without electricity, water or adequate food supplies — were being saved from the brink of despair by community leaders, city workers and volunteers who came […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | In an unexpected turn that left Lower Manhattan community leaders dismayed, the Pathmark pharmacy at 237-239 Cherry St. closed on Tues., Oct. 23, two months earlier than the company previously said it would. A spokesperson for A&P, which owns Pathmark, declined to answer why the pharmacy was closed prematurely and why […]

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Chen trials result in dishonorable discharge, face more delays Travis Carden, the fifth soldier to be tried in relation to Danny Chen’s suicide, will be dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Army and will receive a $1,000 fine for attempting to impede the Chen investigations at Fort Bragg in August. He has also been sentenced to […]

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BY HELAINA HOVITZ  |  Barely 24 hours after Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced the historic passage of the Seward Park Mixed-Use Development Project earlier this month, a Chinatown-based group held a press conference to contest the plan for not containing all-affordable housing. The site known as the Seward Park Urban […]

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Trinity Church cancels Halloween festivities   |  Families celebrating Halloween will have to pencil out a Trinity Church visit from their calendars as a planned activity for the last weekend of October. The church’s annual movie night, originally scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 26, has been canceled for safety reasons, according to the […]

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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 HELAINA HOVITZ | Chinatown is finally starting to clean up its act. On Mon., Oct. 8, the Chinatown District Management Association, the neighborhood’s Business Improvement District, announced that a new sanitation initiative is officially underway. An eight-member Clean Team will be hitting the streets seven days a week between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. to […]

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On Oct. 3, 2011, U.S. Army Private Danny Chen, who grew up in Chinatown, took his own life while on duty in a guard tower in Kandahar, Afghanistan after enduring six weeks of physical abuse and bullying by his peers. A lot has transpired in the last 12 months, including two Army investigations into Chen’s […]

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