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Another $600 million for South Ferry — again

BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is now saying that it will take one to three years to repair Superstorm Sandy damage to the South Ferry subway station at the southern end of Manhattan. “Right now, it’s still too early to tell how long the repairs will take,” said Kevin Ortiz, a […]

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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Downtowners once again are coming together, helping their neighbors — so the comparisons between Hurricane Sandy and 9/11 are natural. The key difference is that the devastating and tragic loss of life this time does not approach the magnitude of the attack 11 years ago. That of course does not make it any easier for […]

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[media-credit name=”Downtown Express photos by Milo Hess ” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit][media-credit name=”Downtown Express photos by Milo Hess ” align=”alignleft” width=”225″][/media-credit]At Pier 25 on Sat., Oct. 6, the Lilac steamship hosted an open house showcasing an exhibition by The River Project (the marine science field station based at Pier 40) made up of live specimens from the […]

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A multi-pronged legislative package passed in honor of Earth Day aims to make New York State more environmentally friendly by banning the use of dangerous chemicals, setting  clearer policies for disposing of hazardous waste and protecting New York’s wetlands. On Monday, May 2, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Environmental Conservation Committee Chair […]

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As part of an effort to improve the environment in Lower Manhattan, the Alliance for Downtown New York, Andaz Wall Street and 75 Wall Street Condominium Residences are teaming up to host Spring Community Day on Saturday, May 7. From 10 a.m. to noon, volunteers will plant more than 300 annuals at Mannahatta Park on […]

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East Village businesses are changing their light bulbs, cutting down on power consumption and taking other eco-friendly measures thanks to an environmental incentive program run by the Lower East Side Ecology Center. The program, named “EcobizNYC,” matches sustainability staff members with East Village business owners to step up the companies’ environmental pratices with the goal […]

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