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Teen killed in shooting Friends and family on the Lower East Side gathered to commemorate a young athlete killed by a gunman near his home in from Baruch Houses. Raphael Ward, 16, was killed at about 9 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 4 outside a candy store on Rivington and Colombia Sts. The New York Times […]

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M9 buses return to Lower Manhattan on Jan. 6: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has some good news for Battery Park City residents that may partially offset any groans over fare hikes coming our way in March. Beginning Jan. 6, the M9 bus will be back! The route was truncated during 2010 budget cuts. In January, service […]

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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 55-year-old woman who goes by “Jean” uses a paycheck-and-a-half toward paying her rent these days. Jean, who has lived in Independence Plaza North (I.P.N.), a Tribeca residential complex, for close to three decades, forks over close to $3,000 a month for her apartment. In the 1990s, her rent was about […]

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M.T.A. seeks manager for new Fulton Center The Metropolitan Transit Authority (M.T.A.) is now seeking proposals from developers and retail operators for long-term master leasing at the new Fulton Center. The master lessee of the center will handle leasing and operations of the entire Fulton Center complex, which will contain approximately 65,000 square feet of […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  As a result of efforts to clamp down on unlawful bus operators, cheap-fare buses traveling in and out of Chinatown will soon be subject to new rules authorized and enforced by the city. And, while many locals espouse stronger regulation of the buses, some fear that the low-cost bus operators are […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  New B.P.C.A. board members appointed: On Wed., June 20, the New York State Senate confirmed Dennis Mehiel as the new chairman of the Battery Park City Authority, replacing William Thompson Jr. Mehiel is the chairman, chief executive officer and sole shareholder of the Four M Corporation, one of the largest […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS | As a result of efforts to clamp down on unlawful bus operators, cheap-fare buses traveling in and out of Chinatown will soon be subject to new rules authorized and enforced by the city. And, while many locals espouse stronger regulation of the buses, some fear that the low-cost bus operators are being […]

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C.B. 1 elections will bring new community leadership With Community Board 1 Chair Julie Menin on  her way out, current vice chair Catherine McVay Hughes is already preparing to take the reins, as she will run unopposed for the chair position at the C.B. 1 elections on Tues., June 26. Hughes told the Downtown Express […]

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[media-credit name="Downtown Express photo by John Bayles " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] A major renovation of the Brooklyn Bridge, and the noise resulting from the late-night construction, is causing nearby residents to lose sleep and is giving them reason to complain. BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Residents in the Financial District, the South Street Seaport and the Lower […]

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