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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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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Seventeen Lower Manhattan small business owners got the good news this week that grants from the Downtown Alliance are on their way to help them repair their Sandy-damaged stores. The first 17 grants from the Lower Manhattan: Back to Business Small Business Grant Program totaled $266,269. Another six businesses were […]

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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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In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, small businesses throughout Lower Manhattan have once again found themselves in an economic swamp. Shuttered mom-and-pop shops along Front Street, Avenue C and elsewhere are struggling to find a way out of the marsh, while several hundred employees who are out of work are scrambling for income to keep […]

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Liz Berger, 52, is celebrating her fifth year as president of the Alliance for Downtown New York, the area’s Business Improvement District. In an interview with the Downtown Express, Berger spoke to the Alliance’s accomplishments, its future goals and why she is passionate about Lower Manhattan. Congratulations, Liz! Does it feel longer or shorter than […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Four days after Superstorm Sandy passed through New York City, Jennifer Hughes, an insurance broker who lives with her husband Kevin in Battery Park City’s Gateway Plaza, got a phone call from Jennifer Cannistraci, a former colleague and friend who lives on Staten Island. Cannistraci was O.K., she told Hughes. […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE |  When Hurricane Sandy rolled toward the East Coast, the city immediately began to prepare for emergency conditions, including evacuation. Yet fewer people seemed worried about the storm after Irene failed to cause the damage predicted last year. Shortly before noon on Sun., Oct. 28, Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked residents to evacuate the […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  | Summer breezed by much too fast again this year. Am I the only one who still hasn’t broken out her winter wear? Goblin-gook… The end of the month is looming! All of you who love treats, scary stuff and dressing up should gather around again for the 23rd annual trick-or-treat event in […]

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C.B. 1 protests closure of Downtown subway concourse The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that, rather than wait until the opening of World Trade Center 1 and 4, the Dey Street Concourse will open to the public once the Fulton Center is completed in June 2014. But members of Community Board 1 are calling for […]

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Take the H.E.L.M. On Mon., Sept. 24, the city Economic Development Corporation launched Take the H.E.L.M.: Hire + Expand in Lower Manhattan, a competition designed to bring various creative firms into the neighborhood. The competition aims to further broaden the scope of Lower Manhattan companies — which, historically, have been primarily finance-based. Amid the surge […]

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