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BY KAILTLYN MEADE  |  Superstorm Sandy’s damage caused more than one headache to building owners and operators Downtown, and recently, caused a private preschool program to rethink its decision to open an outpost in Lower Manhattan’s Financial District. Instead, they are moving into the landmarked Archive building in Greenwich Village. A little more than 2 […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | The liberation of Liberty St. is within sight — a move that will also make visible the scaffolding-blocked stores across from the World Trade Center. The construction shed went up over a year and a half ago to protect residents, workers and tourists from falling debris from the construction of 4 […]

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Calling all Christmas trees and wrecked tech. Are you tired of maneuvering your vacuum cleaner around that now-droopy evergreen, shedding needles in the living room? What about the cracked camcorder that was conveniently replaced this year? Well now is your chance to dispose of them in a safe, environmentally-friendly way as New York City brings […]

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The deadline to apply to Borough President Scott Stringer’s office to become a Manhattan community board member is coming up next week on Jan. 18. After that date, applications can still be submitted but will be kept on file to fill vacancies that may arise mid-term. The competition is always stiff, but Stringer’s office reports […]

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Sophisticated Sounds We doubt Composer Philip Glass had marching Little Leaguers in mind when he wrote ‘Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra’, but he has apparently given his blessing to it being the featured song in next year’s Downtown Little League’s Opening Day parade (if there is one). Tom Goodkind, bandleader of TriBattery Pops, has […]

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West Thames bridge A bridge across West Street at West Thames is well on its way to getting built. The money is in the bank — ($20 million from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and $7 million from the Battery Park City Authority.) The New York City Economic Development Corp. has issued R.F.P.s (Request for […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS | The City Council overrode a veto by Mayor Mike Bloomberg Tuesday, blocking his plan to try and sell a Downtown building to private owners. The Council voted against putting 22 Reade St. on the market, but is backing a possible sale of 49-51 Chambers St. The mayor has said that unless both […]

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BY CATHERINE MCVAY HUGHES & ELIZABETH H. BERGER  |  The last two weeks have proven again that the worst of Mother Nature cannot defeat Lower Manhattan. We did not face this alone. New Yorkers from all corners of the city experienced flooding, loss of power and, in some areas, devastating damage and tragic loss of […]

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BY ALINE REYNODS |  Local residents have lingering worries that a developer’s current proposal to overhaul Pier 17 would deprive the public of open space and obstruct the panoramic views the Seaport is famous for. After hours of discussion, Community Board 1 has finally weighed in, officially, on developer Howard Hughes Corporation’s proposal for the historic […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Eleven days after Hurricane Sandy deluged Lower Manhattan, scores of South Street Seaport business owners convened at a newly formed task force imploring financial help from any agency that could provide it. Most of the few-dozen business owners who attended Community Board 1’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Small Business Task Force meeting […]

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