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BY JOSH ROGERS  | The city perhaps is hoping that numbers do lie since recent Census numbers show Lower Manhattan’s well-chronicled population surge is even more dramatic than previously thought when you look at the boom in babies and toddlers — a group that looks to be a few years away from longer school waiting […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | There were more similarities than differences among the three candidates running in the Democratic primary for the Manhattan borough presidency who faced off at a forum in Lower Manhattan on March 7. Answering questions posed by Errol Louis, anchor of “Road to City Hall” on NY1, they agreed that affordable […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | There were more similarities than differences among the three candidates running in the Democratic primary for the Manhattan borough presidency who faced off at a forum in Lower Manhattan on March 7. Answering questions posed by Errol Louis, anchor of “Road to City Hall” on NY1, they agreed that affordable […]

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Firecrackers boomed, lion dancers chased lettuce and politicians refrained from campaigning at this year’s Lunar New Year celebration Sunday in Chinatown Sunday, but on Monday Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver backed former Community Board 1 chairperson Julie Menin for borough president. “Julie Menin has been a true force and an essential partner in rebuilding downtown Manhattan […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON    |  Trying to make inroads with Downtown community leaders, borough president candidate Jessica Lappin held a meet-and-greet with a small but influential group of about 30 people at the Village home of Susanna Aaron and Gary Ginsberg last week. Standing midway up a staircase leading up from the living room, Lappin addressed […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Democratic District Leader Jenifer Rajkumar hasn’t announced her plans yet to unseat City Councilmember Margaret Chin later this year, but she has already raised more than $37,000 for her campaign. Rajkumar said last week that she is “exploring” a possible run, and would wait until a formal announcement before discussing the […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Most buildings in Tribeca survived the record-breaking Superstorm Sandy that ravaged the area — with the exception of Downtown’s largest youth community center. The Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center was completely submerged in water in the hours after the storm passed through the city, rendering its space kaput, according to executive […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Plans for the World Trade Center Performing Arts Center are underway now that the board of directors is meeting on a regular basis. However, the center is still years away from opening to the public — and what it will look like, what programming it will offer and how much it […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW |  Autumn is already in the air as the new season gets underway on Sept. 22. There’s a fresh zest all around as the heavy heat and mugginess of summer lifts and leaves begin to color and fall. Catch her in the Rye… Self-taught Danish chef Trina Hahnemann returns to the Seaport with […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  An Asian American advocacy group is continuing to rail against William Su, co-owner of the new Chinatown Wyndham Hotel, for what the group deems is unjust treatment of the former tenants of 128 Hester St., who were left homeless in 2009. The group, along with dozens of supporters, held a press […]

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