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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. […]

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BY CATHERINE MCVAY HUGHES & ELIZABETH H. BERGER  |  The last two weeks have proven again that the worst of Mother Nature cannot defeat Lower Manhattan. We did not face this alone. New Yorkers from all corners of the city experienced flooding, loss of power and, in some areas, devastating damage and tragic loss of […]

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Battery Place Market aids Sandy victims: On Sat., Nov. 10, chef Robert Sckalor of the Battery Place Market and several of his colleagues including the market’s owner, Sung Kim, drove to Midland Beach, Staten Island, with enough food to arrange a hot buffet for 150 people. Sckalor received food donations from the market’s vendors that […]

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Since Superstorm Sandy hit our shores, some of you have been able to move back and continue with your lives without much change. But for some other Downtown residents and businesses, the storm has brought devastating damage that will take a long time to recover from. For these people, many questions remain about insurance and […]

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Hello Sandy… People walking around the drizzly, dark South Street Seaport, defying the mandatory evacuation order. I talk with my neighbors, and they all are staying. I hunker in with my computer for the night. Seven o’clock and “poof” — with an electric zap, the lights go off. Darkness surrounds me except for the computer […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Many Chinatown entrepreneurs believe that the current emergency assistance programs led by the city, state and federal governments are not enough to help the small businesses fully recover from the detrimental effects of Hurricane Sandy. There is also a general consensus among business owners, politicians and community leaders that Chinatown’s economy […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE |  A gaggle of teenage girls emerged from the F train subway platform at East Broadway accompanied by a harried-looking parent. One of the girls already had her Smartphone out, most likely searching for the address of her new school building. Miles Chapin was waiting for them by the exit, his red umbrella […]

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BY ALINE REYNODS |  Local residents have lingering worries that a developer’s current proposal to overhaul Pier 17 would deprive the public of open space and obstruct the panoramic views the Seaport is famous for. After hours of discussion, Community Board 1 has finally weighed in, officially, on developer Howard Hughes Corporation’s proposal for the historic […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Eleven days after Hurricane Sandy deluged Lower Manhattan, scores of South Street Seaport business owners convened at a newly formed task force imploring financial help from any agency that could provide it. Most of the few-dozen business owners who attended Community Board 1’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Small Business Task Force meeting […]

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THANKSGIVING UPDATE Thanksgiving — or more accurately Thanksgiving eve — is the most heavily travelled day of the year. The rental agency AAA announced that they expect a .7 percent increase in traffic from last year’s Thanksgiving. That, along with damage to cars during Hurricane Sandy, makes rental cars in short supply, so get creative […]

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