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Tribeca manhole explosions perplex police and fire departments

BY JESSICA SCANLON | The cause of last week’s underground electrical fire that caused two manhole explosions still eludes authorities and residents, with some speculating that damage from Hurricane Sandy played a part. The incident took place at the intersection of Greenwich Street and Reade Street in Tribeca at around 11 a.m. on Sat., Nov. […]

BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Downtown residents, workers and tourists will soon have a new outdoor area to hang out in. To help relieve congestion around the National Sept. 11 Memorial, the city has plans to transform the strip of Washington Street between Albany and Carlisle Streets into a sprawling pedestrian plaza. The plaza, which will […]

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BY HELAINA HOVITZ  |  New development plans for a landmarked building on Greenwich Street in Tribeca have residents of neighboring buildings up in arms. After dishing out a reported $150 million for the two buildings at 443-445 Greenwich St., real estate developer and manager Metro Loft Management has applied for the renewal of a special […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Lower Manhattan tourism has been booming ever since last year’s opening of the National Sept. 11 Memorial. The surging influx of out-of-towners, however, has come with its own set of problems that Downtown residents, elected officials and group leaders are hoping to solve. That was the topic of discussion at a […]

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This year, the 10th annual Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair added four blocks to its footprint along Greenwich Street. That meant four blocks of additional crazy costumes, live entertainment, giant balloons and tasty treats. It also meant four blocks more of tiny tikes having what appeared to be the time of their lives. Festival organizers […]

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