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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Michael Levine, Community Board 1’s director of land use and planning, first retired in 1998 at the age of 55 after having worked for the City Planning Commission for 30 years. Then he went to work for the American Planning Association for eight years until 2006, when he accepted a […]

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  BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | [Updated 1:20 p.m., June 25, 2013] Effective July 5, the Museum of the City of New York, which had been managing the South Street Seaport Museum since the fall of 2011, will end its relationship with the museum headquartered at 12 Fulton St. After years of financial hardship, the […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | The Museum of the City of New York’s contract as manager of the South Street Seaport Museum expires July 5. There is no word as to whether it will be extended and if not, what will happen to the museum. “It’s still under discussion,” said Jeff Simmons, a spokesperson for […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER with JOSH ROGERS | In a building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard where battleships were once built, on June 11, Mayor Michael Bloomberg outlined plans for another battle that the city will be fighting for decades to come — the battle to address the risks presented by climate change. These include […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |    Summer is upon us… let’s hope the action in the hood helps keep our special neighborhood afloat! Italian food tour… The regional gastronomical tour of Italy continues this week at Acqua where Chef Ivan Beacco conjures culinary hits from Marche. Located in central eastern Italy, Marche boasts more than 100 […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | “Nobody has done more for Gateway tenants than Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver,” said Glenn Plaskin, president of the Gateway Plaza Tenants Association. “For 20 years, he has been our strongest ally and a fierce supporter who believes in affordable housing.” Plaskin was addressing an audience of Gateway tenants assembled in […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE | On a sweltering Friday afternoon, a handful of people were scattered throughout the small graveled plaza near the southern end of Washington St., most of them consulting maps or iPhones for their next destination, while a few chatted over iced beverages from a recently-opened Starbucks. The pedestrian plaza opened between Carlisle […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE |On a sweltering Friday afternoon, a handful of people were scattered throughout the small graveled plaza near the southern end of Washington St., most of them consulting maps or iPhones for their next destination, while a few chatted over iced beverages from a recently-opened Starbucks. The pedestrian plaza opened between Carlisle and […]

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UPDATED MAY 30, 2013 D.I.D. endorsements Downtown Independent Democrats endorsed John Liu for mayor Wednesday night over Bill de Blasio in a runoff. In the hotly contested City Council races, the club not surprisingly went with its district leader, Jenifer Rajkumar over Councilmember Margaret Chin, but surprisingly went for Corey Johnson over Yetta Kurland, even […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Con Edison is investing $80 million into Manhattan south of Canal St. to fortify it against future storms. The money will go for new transformers encased in protective covering, making them impervious to salt water, and for new, remote-controlled switching gear. “We all know […]

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