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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Downtown residents, workers and tourists will soon have a new outdoor area to hang out in. To help relieve congestion around the National Sept. 11 Memorial, the city has plans to transform the strip of Washington Street between Albany and Carlisle Streets into a sprawling pedestrian plaza. The plaza, which will […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  A host of Downtown businesses and residents will be displaced for weeks if not months due to the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. This and a slew of other storm-related issues were talking points at Community Board 1’s Executive Committee meeting held at Trinity Church on Sun., Nov. 4, where board […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS | A host of Downtown businesses and residents will be displaced for weeks if not months due to the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. This and a slew of other storm-related issues were talking points at Community Board 1’s Executive Committee meeting held at Trinity Church on Sun., Nov. 4, where board […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS |  After receiving much praise from locals, developer Howard Hughes Corporation’s plan for the overhaul of Pier 17 is now getting a wave of negative feedback about the view obstructions the plan would cause at the Seaport. In its application to the city, Howard Hughes has requested a waiver of requirements concerning […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | More than a year later than planned, a 52,000-square-foot community center may soon be opening in Battery Park City under the management of Asphalt Green. The opening was delayed in part by permitting problems but largely by a contract inked early in 2009 during the Battery Park City Authority administration […]

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Businesses suffering losses from Hurricane Sandy need to make just one stop to get assistance at a new center the city opened at 79 John St. on Tues., Nov. 6. Community Board 1 Chair Catherine McVay Hughes said that although the forms are available online (www.nyc.gov/nycbusiness), some business owners and workers do not have Internet […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Most buildings in Tribeca survived the record-breaking Superstorm Sandy that ravaged the area — with the exception of Downtown’s largest youth community center. The Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center was completely submerged in water in the hours after the storm passed through the city, rendering its space kaput, according to executive […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE |  Despite widespread alarm when the Consolidated Edison Company of New York shut off power to protect Lower Manhattan from Hurricane Sandy, the Hudson River Park Trust could only breathe a sigh of relief. Pier 40, the deteriorating pier near Houston St., narrowly avoided catastrophe during the storm. Madelyn Wils, president of the […]

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Battery Park City photographer Jay Fine took these shots Tuesday of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel entrance floods in the morning and during the evening surge. Fine, 60, said his building on West Street has had power throughout. In the face of public calls to follow evacuation orders from the mayor, governor and president, he stayed […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  On 9/11, Rebecca Segarra, a seventh grader at Tribeca’s I.S. 89, saw American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center from an upper-floor window in her middle school. Shaken by the incident as a teen, Segarra said, “My anxiety just skyrocketed from there. I don’t really […]

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