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Small business not as usual as Fulton subway center nears its June opening

BY SAM SPOKONY | An M.T.A. official said on Wednesday that Downtown small businesses that were displaced in 2005 by construction on the Fulton Center will not have first dibs on any of the transit hub’s retail space before it opens next year. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has said it will announce the master lease […]

BY KAITLYN MEADE | With the pervasive image of the Financial District’s suit-and-tie traders, you might see a different industry flexing its cybernetic muscles. The tech sector in Lower Manhattan has sprung up in the wake of a decline in the finance industry’s Downtown presence, bringing an influx of technologically savvy twenty- and thirty-somethings. The […]

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It’s old and rusting. The concrete steps are worn with use. There is a net attached to its underside to protect cars passing beneath it from falling debris. The Morris St. pedestrian bridge’s long and useful life is drawing to a close. In fall 2014, the bridge’s walkway will be getting an update, the city […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE It’s old and rusting, the concrete steps cracked and worn with use, there is a net attached to the underside to protect the cars passing beneath it from falling debris — the Morris St. pedestrian bridge’s long and useful life is drawing to a close.   This little walkway provides a vital […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE | A reconstruction project beginning later this month will close Downtown sections of Broadway for four years to replace utilities beneath the road. The city will close three of four lanes of the thoroughfare in two block sections between Rector and Ann Sts. The $42 million capital reconstruction project is scheduled to […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE | With a shortage of public preschool seats in the area, two new, private preschools are opening up in Battery Park City this fall on South End Ave. A new Montessori school will open in September on the ground floor of the Regatta Building at 21 South End Ave., by the Battery […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY Lower Manhattan will be a party this week! Parades, festivals, and food fairs will close streets from the East Village to the West Village all the way down to Wall St. At 1 p.m. Saturday, a dance parade will kick off at E. 21st St., head down […]

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Designer duffles bagged Six shoplifters conducted a grab and go operation at a Louis Vuitton store in Soho that cost the boutique $6,210 in merchandise plus repairs. An employee told police that four young men entered the 116 Greene St. location at 3:15 on Sat., March 30. The men caused a distraction while a fifth […]

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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. Hundreds of veterans and families gathered at 55 Water St. for the March 23 ceremony, which […]

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SENIOR PLANET EXPLORATION CENTER The recently opened Senior Planet Exploration Center (127 W. 25th St., btw. 6th & 7th Aves.) is designed to give seniors over 60 the necessary skills to become proficient with today’s technology. Scheduled workshops, seminars and group sessions can be attended by walk-ins. Spaces are limited for free tech classes, so […]

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