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Sex assault near City Hall A 28-year-old woman was sexually assaulted across the street from City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan early Sunday, police said. Police say the attack took place on Theater Alley, a small side street off Beekman St. near Park Row just before 5 a.m. on April 14. The woman’s attacker spoke […]

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Another year, another big plan to “save” the Seaport. Downtowners have coexisted with corporations running the Seaport mall for a few decades. There have been some good initiatives, and some great events, but the operators have never fully embraced the Lower Manhattan community. The companies over the years have tried to make the area more […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The Howard Hughes Corporation wants to erect a first-class hotel, market-rate residential apartments and additional retail space in the Seaport. There is no longer any doubt about their intentions. Nine days after the City Council approved a ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) application from Howard Hughes for construction plans […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The City Council approved Howard Hughes Corporation’s ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) application for the redevelopment of Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport March 20. However, the $200 million plan was authorized with a few modifications. Construction on Pier 17 will now begin on Oct. 1, 2013 instead […]

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The city Department of Transportation announced plans to place a street light near the Spruce Street School, at the intersection of Beekman and William Sts. after a review of traffic patterns and pressure from local leaders and parents to make area traffic safer. The light is tentatively scheduled for installation by July, 31, the D.O.T. […]

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W.T.C. Detente For the last 11 years, it’s been mostly fighting between World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein and the Port Authority, but one of “the great periods of détente” between the two — as one side described it — is clearly continuing. “Every couple of years it’s like ‘The Godfather,’” the source added. “This […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | It was an application for a small cart, selling small dessert-like delicacies, plus coffee and beverages. But the problem was that it was slated for a very small park in Nolita. The result was that local outrage was enormous, multiplied proportionally to the nth degree. Nolita neighbors protested that the Parks […]

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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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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  The Districting Commission on Tuesday released preliminary maps for City Council lines, but the results did not go far enough to satisfy advocates who want major changes to Lower Manhattan districts. At last month’s public hearing before the Districting Commission, some advocates called for a “unified Village” district and others for […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is in hot water after it was revealed that the state Assembly paid a secret settlement of more than $100,000 to two female interns of Brooklyn Democratic Party boss Vito Lopez after they alleged that Lopez sexually harassed them. Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo asked his […]

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