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BY KAITLYN MEADE |  When Hurricane Sandy rolled toward the East Coast, the city immediately began to prepare for emergency conditions, including evacuation. Yet fewer people seemed worried about the storm after Irene failed to cause the damage predicted last year. Shortly before noon on Sun., Oct. 28, Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked residents to evacuate the […]

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BY HELAINA HOVITZ  |  Barely 24 hours after Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced the historic passage of the Seward Park Mixed-Use Development Project earlier this month, a Chinatown-based group held a press conference to contest the plan for not containing all-affordable housing. The site known as the Seward Park Urban […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY| Around a hundred Lower East Side residents gathered alongside community leaders and politicians on Wed., Oct. 10 to rally against the impending closure of a Pathmark supermarket, which would pave the way for a largely unwelcome, upscale residential development. “This community is stunned that we will very soon be deprived of a […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Sunflowers sprouted up all over New York City this summer — from FishBridge Garden in the South Street Seaport to Chinatown, the Lower East Side and beyond. But the cheery golden globes with dark brown seeded centers were not planted by the city Parks Department or any nature organization. The plantings […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  The Districting Commission on Tuesday released preliminary maps for City Council lines, but the results did not go far enough to satisfy advocates who want major changes to Lower Manhattan districts. At last month’s public hearing before the Districting Commission, some advocates called for a “unified Village” district and others for […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |   Advocates turned out to testify about the shape of City Council districts covering Chinatown and the Lower East Side at the New York City Districting Commission’s first Manhattan public hearing last month. An ongoing, 20-year debate continued to flare over whether to merge Chinatown and the Lower East Side to create […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Standing next to a hindquarter of beef hanging from one of the strong rafters of the Thompson Warehouse at 213 Water St., Robert LaValva, founder of the New Amsterdam Market, introduced butcher Adam Tiberio. “His dream is to create a meat-processing facility in New York City, where animals that would […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Chinatown advocates voiced mixed feelings on the verdicts of two more soldiers tied to the suicide of U.S. Army Private Danny Chen. On Aug. 17, Sergeant Blaine Dugas, 36, was found guilty of one count of dereliction of duty and sentenced to a reduction in military rank and three months of […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Deal-dining in B.P.C.: Three Battery Park City restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week, offering discounted meals through Fri., Aug. 10. Three-course lunches cost $24.07, and three-course dinners are $35. Tax, tip and beverages aren’t included in the deal. 2 WEST, in the Ritz-Carlton hotel (2 West St.), a member of […]

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As ‘Bowery Wars’ rage, Horse Trade eyes Under St. Marks buy BY TRAV S.D. The big news for Downtown indie theatre lovers this month is that Under St. Marks — one of Horse Trade Theatre Group’s three intimate playing spaces — is being put on the market by their landlord. In the 12 years of […]

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