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BY KAITLYN MEADE AND JOSH ROGERS  | Community Board 1’s Youth and Education Committee is calling for P.S. 150 to move to a larger  school building somewhere in Lower Manhattan rather than go up to Chelsea, as the city proposed last month. While a hypothetical relocation to a larger school raised some eyebrows, the handful […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | If there were ghosts on Washington St. in Lower Manhattan, they would probably be speaking Arabic and would recognize little of the neighborhood where they once lived and worked. The cluster of tenements, shops, restaurants, churches and businesses once known as “Little Syria” because so many people from Syria and Lebanon […]

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Man shot by BB gun A would-be FiDi robber shot his victim in the leg with a BB gun when the man began to shout for help, police said. The 26-year-old man told police he left his office to get lunch on Tues., May 7 at about 2:10 p.m. and walked beneath the scaffolding on […]

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Brookfield Place leasing: Brookfield Office Properties, the owner of the four buildings formerly known as Battery Park City’s World Financial Center, announced that it has signed a new 16-year lease with GFK US Holdings for 75,000 square feet at 200 Liberty St. and another new 16-year-lease with Regus for 55,000 square feet at 200 Vesey […]

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Suspicious package scare The heightened security in New York City since the Boston Marathon bombings migrated to Tribeca on April 22 when a bomb squad was called in to investigate an abandoned package, which proved to be harmless. The package in question was left on a city bus April 22 as the bus parked for […]

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Sex assault near City Hall A 28-year-old woman was sexually assaulted across the street from City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan early Sunday, police said. Police say the attack took place on Theater Alley, a small side street off Beekman St. near Park Row just before 5 a.m. on April 14. The woman’s attacker spoke […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE | Flowers bloomed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza for the first time since Hurricane Sandy, just in time for the laying of flowers at the city’s Third Annual Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day in Lower Manhattan March 23. Hundreds of veterans and families gathered at 55 Water St. for the ceremony, which […]

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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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A new commanding officer has taken over the N.Y.P.D.’s First Precinct, whose headquarters are in Tribeca. Captain Brendan Timoney introduced himself to the community at Community Board 1’s full board meeting on March 27, two weeks after his first day at the precinct on Tues., March 12. Timoney is taking over from Captain Edward Winski, […]

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Dapper ‘Brando’ thief A thief with a taste for theatricality and fine design has been plundering a Soho interior design store, an employee reported. The worker told police that on multiple dates, a man would enter Poltrona Frau at 145 Wooster St. and then leave while she was distracted. She described him as male, 5’7”, […]

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