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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  Heads up, Downtown, a new mapping system is on its way. New York City’s Department of Transportation is working on a “wayfinding” initiative to place pedestrian maps across the city, starting with Lower Manhattan. Lower Manhattan is one of four areas in New York City that will receive the new maps, […]

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Seaport deal? Councilmember Margaret Chin told UnderCover Tuesday that a deal appears to be close to approve Howard Hughes Corp.’s plan to redevelop the South Street Seaport’s Pier 17. She did not rule out a full Council vote as soon as Wed., March 20. “We’re trying to make sure everything is put together,” she said […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” will be shooting in the Financial District’s 20 Exchange Place in April, but promises to stay under the radar. Location manager Jason Farrar updated Community Board 1’s Financial District Committee on Wednesday night about filming on April 22, 23, 24 and 29. The 59-floor building at Exchange […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | There were more similarities than differences among the three candidates running in the Democratic primary for the Manhattan borough presidency who faced off at a forum in Lower Manhattan on March 7. Answering questions posed by Errol Louis, anchor of “Road to City Hall” on NY1, they agreed that affordable […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE | Heads up, Downtown, a new mapping system is on its way. New York City’s Department of Transportation is working on a “wayfinding” initiative to place pedestrian maps across the city, starting with Lower Manhattan. Lower Manhattan is one of four areas in New York City that will receive the new maps, […]

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LiLo Laying Low? Tribeca and the city tabloids were all abuzz last month amid reports that Lindsay Lohan was planning to design a Mexican restaurant space on N. Moore St., but a neighborhood tipster tells us the uproar has prompted her to back away from the project. Would that be a first? Verizon P.R. Verizon […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE   |  Applications poured into Downtown schools in the last two days of kindergarten registration, leaving four with waitlists. Parents have faced overcrowding for years in Lower Manhattan, but even with new schools opening, there is not enough space to accommodate zoned students. In the last two days of registration, P.S. 234’s list […]

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UPDATED WITH CORRECTION BY KAITLYN MEADE | Three months after Community Board 1 Chairperson Catherine McVay Hughes made a surprise announcement to close a few committees, some are still upset by the decision. Diane Stein, a public member of C.B. 1 who participated in the Housing Committee, said she felt that housing was being treated […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  On Feb. 28, more than 300 people partied at the Downtown Community Center, 120 Warren St., in space that had been flooded and turned to rubble by Superstorm Sandy. As guests descended two flights of stairs to the level where food was served, they passed a blue line painted on […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE | Kindergarten registration for Lower Manhattan’s District 2 ends March 1, but the applications are already overflowing for many of Downtown’s public schools. The city’s Department of Education is looking for ways to open more space in the school said Tricia Joyce, head of C.B. 1’s Youth and Education Committee at the […]

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