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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The South Street Seaport Museum posted a notice on its website on Friday, April 5 that the galleries at 12 Fulton St. will be closed as of Sunday, April 7 because of Superstorm Sandy-related damage. The website invites visitors to go to Bowne Printers, its 19th-century print shop, at 209 Water […]

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The 12th annual “Tartan Day on Ellis Island” was rerouted this year to South Street Seaport, as the island is still closed to the public because of Hurricane Sandy. But the crowds that gathered at Pier 17 on March 30 were still in Highland spirits as they were entertained by pipers, jugglers and traditional dancers. […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  The long-awaited Asphalt Green community center in Battery Park City inched closer to opening on March 26 when the Battery Park City Authority board of directors agreed to an amended contract with Asphalt Green.   The contract specifies that Asphalt Green will have “substantial access” to the community center premises at […]

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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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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The Metropolitan Transportation Authority never had to cope with a storm of the magnitude of Superstorm Sandy before, and the M.T.A. never before returned a subway station to active use that it had decommissioned. But there’s always a first time. On March 8, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the M.T.A. […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  New Yorkers who haven’t yet filed with FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) for grants or loans to help recover from Sandy damage now have an extra month in which to file. The deadline, previously Feb. 27, has been extended for 13 counties in New York State to March 29, […]

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LiLo Laying Low? Tribeca and the city tabloids were all abuzz last month amid reports that Lindsay Lohan was planning to design a Mexican restaurant space on N. Moore St., but a neighborhood tipster tells us the uproar has prompted her to back away from the project. Would that be a first? Verizon P.R. Verizon […]

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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 TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |   At a Real Estate Board of New York forum on Feb. 28 mayoral candidate and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn left no doubt about her priorities. “Responding to Hurricane Sandy in a comprehensive way is the largest infrastructure challenge of our time, in my opinion,” she said.  “It’s about […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  When Newbery Award and Printz Honor Award-winning author Jack Gantos told eighth-grader Chantelle Roulston that he had exciting news for her mom, he was probably not expecting a reaction most 13-year-olds reserve for concert tickets. “My eyes went really wide,” Roulston said. “And I then I was jumping up and down, […]

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