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By Bill Martino and Bill Bialosky  |  We have been asked what compelled the Downtown leagues to get behind the Pier 40 Champions  initiative given our limited use of the pier.  The answer is really very simple; our leagues have sizeable waitlists and we need room to grow to protect the future of organized activities […]

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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 LINCOLN ANDERSON  | It’s looking increasingly like Pier 40 won’t become the Lower West Side’s new residential hot spot — at least not anytime soon — as the number of key local politicians opposing, or at least currently uncomfortable with, the idea continues to snowball. Last week, Assemblymember Richard Gottfried, who the only local […]

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PRO & CON PRO:  By H. Claude Shostal  |  As a residential property owner within the boundaries of the proposed Hudson River Park Neighborhood Improvement District, I fully support the formation of the H.R.P. NID. Hudson River Park and the other waterfront parks that have been developed over the past few years have brought us […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | No one would ever confuse liberal Tribeca with a hotbed of the modern Tea Party movement, but nevertheless some neighbors are beginning to use phrases like “no taxation without representation,” more and more. Tribeca rises against park tax The west side of the neighborhood is objecting to a proposed tax that […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | More than 400 people turned out for a public forum on Pier 40 last Thursday night, to hear presentations on two competing plans for the crumbling structure — including one that would add a pair of 22-story residential towers at the foot of the pier. The standing-room-only crowd packed the ground-floor […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   | With two competing proposals recently floated for Pier 40, Community Board 2 will hold a forum on Thurs., Feb. 28 on the ongoing, contentious issue of how best to redevelop the sprawling West Houston St. pier. One of the plans is by a coalition of local youth sports leagues called […]

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OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE To The Editor: I found it very inappropriate for Jerry Tallmer to describe the late Ed Koch as a “certified ‘Hebe’” and for Downtown Express to print this hateful epithet (Notebook, Feb. 6 – 19, “From City Hall to silver screens: The Life of Ed Koch”). Even if this was meant as a […]

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Roxie, an English bulldog, was one of a handful of visitors who enjoyed the snowy, quiet solitude on Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 Sunday morning.

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Just a few weeks removed from resigning as chairperson of the Friends of Hudson River Park, developer Douglas Durst, earlier this month, presented his concept plan for Pier 40 to the Hudson River Park Advisory Council. His partner in creating the plan, Ben Korman of C&K Partners, was out of town […]

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