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De Blasio’s right hand man knows Downtown well

BY JOSH ROGERS  |  When Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio takes over City Hall in two weeks, the man he will rely on most to help him run the city is a former Downtown Little League parent whose son attended Tribeca’s P.S. 234. Anthony Shorris, who will be de Blasio’s first deputy mayor, will be coming […]

B.P.C.A. shuts down funding spigot: Because of directives from New York State, the Battery Park City Authority can no longer use any of its discretionary funds for charitable donations. This means that the B.P.C.A. will no longer be able to help support the arts programming at Brookfield which it had previously been supporting with contributions […]

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  BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Around a thousand people streamed onto the on Sun., April 7 for the opening of the 2013 Downtown Little League season. Everyone was beaming. The ball fields, trashed by Superstorm Sandy, had to be completely rebuilt and it was touch and go as to whether they would be ready […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  After the fanfare of Little League on opening day on Pier 40’s newly rebuilt fields and the public struggle over getting Battery Park City ball fields in playable condition, one field was left on the bench. Luckily, the school’s custodial engineer stepped up to the plate, and with help from Nike, […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | Around a thousand people streamed onto the Battery Park City ball fields on Sun., April 7 for the opening of the 2013 Downtown Little League season. Everyone was beaming. The ball fields, trashed by Superstorm Sandy, had to be completely rebuilt and it was touch and go as to whether […]

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Ball fields ready for Downtown Little League to open: There should be a rousing celebration on Sun., April 7 when the Downtown Little League takes to the Battery Park City ball fields for the opening of the 2013 season. Were it not for the intercession of New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and advice […]

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By LINCOLN ANDERSON | Local youth leagues recently struck out with their plan to build twin 22-story luxury towers on the Hudson to finance the preservation and expansion of their “field of dreams” at Pier 40. The leagues, as a coalition called Pier 40 Champions, funded their own feasibility study and even hired their own […]

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By Bill Martino and Bill Bialosky  |  We have been asked what compelled the Downtown leagues to get behind the Pier 40 Champions  initiative given our limited use of the pier.  The answer is really very simple; our leagues have sizeable waitlists and we need room to grow to protect the future of organized activities […]

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New eateries for Brookfield Place: Eight restaurants have signed up with Brookfield Office Properties, owners of Brookfield Place (formerly called the World Financial Center), to open eateries in the dining terrace now under construction at what used to be called 2 World Financial Center. The tenants have signed ten-year leases with Brookfield. The dining terrace […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | More than 400 people turned out for a public forum on Pier 40 last Thursday night, to hear presentations on two competing plans for the crumbling structure — including one that would add a pair of 22-story residential towers at the foot of the pier. The standing-room-only crowd packed the ground-floor […]

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