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Boat break-in Police arrested a man wielding a large hammer on Pier 25 in the early morning hours of March 6 after breaking into a ship docked at the pier. Police reported that a man tried to break into a ship, The Nantucket, a privately-owned charter ship that was tied up at the Tribeca pier […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE | Heads up, Downtown, a new mapping system is on its way. New York City’s Department of Transportation is working on a “wayfinding” initiative to place pedestrian maps across the city, starting with Lower Manhattan. Lower Manhattan is one of four areas in New York City that will receive the new maps, […]

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  BY KAITLYN MEADE | “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” will be shooting in the Financial District’s 20 Exchange Place in April, but promises to stay under the radar. Location manager Jason Farrar updated Community Board 1’s Financial District Committee on Wednesday night about filming on April 22, 23, 24 and 29. “Filming is disruptive,” Farrar […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE   |  The agency coordinating construction at the World Trade Center and nearby sites is in its last year of operation as the work winds down — but predicts mid to high levels of Downtown construction through 2016. Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center (L.M.C.C.C.) officials are forecasting widespread public works and private […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER Just down South William Street from Delmonico’s restaurant where lobster Newberg (lobster, butter, cream, sherry, cognac, eggs and cayenne pepper) was invented in 1876, a more modest lobster purveyor opened in June 2011. Luke’s Lobster resembles a Maine lobster shack. Serving shrimp, crab rolls, clam chowder, chips, beer and soda in […]

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BY CATHERINE MCVAY HUGHES   COMMUNITY BOARD 1  |  In the coming two years, our vision of Community Board 1 as New York City’s premier live-work neighborhood will take important strides forward. This community, whose strength is founded on our working together, has many reasons to be optimistic. This year and next will be big years […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Facing a room full of Greenwich Village residents who had lost their electricity during Superstorm Sandy, David Gmach, director of public relations for Con Edison, said it wasn’t the company’s fault. “The flooding was on a level that had not been predicted,” he said, “and was much worse than anything […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Facing a room full of Greenwich Village residents who had lost their electricity during Superstorm Sandy, David Gmach, director of public relations for Con Edison, said it wasn’t the company’s fault. “The flooding was on a level that had not been predicted,” he said, “and was much worse than anything […]

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BY KAILTLYN MEADE  |  Superstorm Sandy’s damage caused more than one headache to building owners and operators Downtown, and recently, caused a private preschool program to rethink its decision to open an outpost in Lower Manhattan’s Financial District. Instead, they are moving into the landmarked Archive building in Greenwich Village. A little more than 2 […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES REMAIN IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Happy 2013, Lower Manhattanites! If you’re planning to take the Brooklyn Bridge, remember all Manhattan-bound lanes will be closed overnight11 p.m. to 6 a.m.Wednesday and Thursday. Also, the bridge’s Ramp F (which allows access to Robert F. Wagner Place from Exit 2 off FDR Drive South) […]

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