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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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UPDATED WITH CORRECTION BY KAITLYN MEADE | Three months after Community Board 1 Chairperson Catherine McVay Hughes made a surprise announcement to close a few committees, some are still upset by the decision. Diane Stein, a public member of C.B. 1 who participated in the Housing Committee, said she felt that housing was being treated […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Gone but not forgotten by Battery Park City residents, Bill Thompson, now running for mayor of New York City, served as chairperson of the Battery Park City Authority between March 2010 and May 2012 when he resigned to work on his mayoral campaign. His 26 months in Battery Park City […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Gone but not forgotten by Battery Park City residents, Bill Thompson, now running for mayor of New York City, served as chairperson of the Battery Park City Authority between March 2010 and May 2012 when he resigned to work on his mayoral campaign. His 26 months in Battery Park City […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Play ball! The Downtown Little League will be able to play this season on the storm-damaged fields in Battery Park City, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, announced in a statement to Downtown Express Fri., Jan.18. He said after getting help from the New York Mets, the Battery Park City Authority has expedited […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Battery Park City Authority officials are not calling Sandy a “perfect storm,” but they do say it was a once-in-a-century type event that could sideline the neighborhood ballfields for six months or longer. Mathew Monahan, the authority’s spokesperson, said the fields were designed to withstand all but a 100-year storm, which […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Battery Park City’s turf ballfields remain closed indefinitely because of storm damage even though other Downtown fields closer to the Hudson River have reopened. Is anyone wondering why it’s taking so long? ‘Of course,’ said Mark Costello, former president of the Downtown Little League and one of the leaders in the […]

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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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Tribeca shops made sure not to let Sandy be the storm that stole Halloween from young trick-or-treaters, and got a little help doing so from a man who knows a lot about saves — retired Mets pitcher John Franco, who preserved more victories than any other Met. Franco, who has made appearances at Downtown Little […]

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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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