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Free to pricey last minute New Year’s Eve plans Downtown

Looking for a last-minute option for a fun New Year’s Eve? Here are some local opportunities to make the most of those final hours of 2013: Fireworks! Your cheapest bet for seeing Downtown fireworks is historic Battery Park or the southern end of Battery Park City, particularly Wagner Park. You can also take the Staten […]

A nasty car crash at the corner of Chambers and Church Sts. Saturday almost hit exposed gas and electrical lines, but luckily the utilities survived unscathed, officials said. The black pickup truck apparently went out of control around 11:40 a.m. and ended up in a construction site near the intersection, a Fire Department spokesperson said. […]

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Skaters last week celebrated The Rink at Brookfield Place, which opened behind the Winter Garden week in Battery Park City. It’ll be open every day from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. through mid-March. Downtowners will have a crosstown option this season as a Seaport rink will open Black Friday near Fulton and Water Sts.  Billed […]

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Wednesday, November 27 – Tuesday, December 3 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR THANKSGIVING Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day(s) off but here’s your blow-by-blow description of what to expect if you’re driving. Wednesday afternoon will see traffic jams at approached to every river crossing.  First domino to topple will be the Holland Tunnel approaches […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE |The R Train’s connection between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn will close for over a year to repair damage sustained during Superstorm Sandy, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced this week. The Montague Tube, a pair of mile-long tunnels that connect Brooklyn Heights with the Financial District, will shut down for 14 weeks starting […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Come run or walk with Transit Sam at the American Heart Association Wall Street Run and Walk at 6:45 p.m. Thursday! The race will close streets in the Financial District 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening, including Murray, Greenwich, Warren, Church, Liberty, William, Pearl, South William, […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  | The city perhaps is hoping that numbers do lie since recent Census numbers show Lower Manhattan’s well-chronicled population surge is even more dramatic than previously thought when you look at the boom in babies and toddlers — a group that looks to be a few years away from longer school waiting […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  Over eleven years after the terrorist attacks toppled the Twin Towers and abruptly cut short more than 3,000 lives, the first money was paid to people suffering from the environmental fallout of 9/11. On Jan. 29, 14 firefighters and one corrections officer with respiratory ailments were reportedly awarded payments between $10,000 […]

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Condemnation was swift last week for the House Republicans’ heartless abandonment of people devastated by Hurricane Sandy. No one put it better than Representative Peter King of Long Island. He said anybody from New York or New Jersey who donates money to help his fellow Republicans get re-elected is crazy. We hope Wall Street heard […]

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The New Year is a time of new beginnings, and one New York couple celebrated an extra special beginning with the birth of their son, born at 1:39 a.m. on Jan. 1 at New York Downtown Hospital, making him Downtown’s first baby of 2013. The seven pound, four ounce newborn, Alkhmad Rakhmanov, is the fourth […]

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