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Police hunting for Gamecocks — football players wanted for questioning after violence at notorious Downtown club

BY SAM SPOKONY | Two elite college football players, both expected to enter the N.F.L. draft in May, are wanted for questioning after a brutal attack in a Hudson Square nightclub early on April 11, police said. Police say Victor Hampton and Kelcy Quarles, both 22 and teammates on the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, […]

BY JOSH ROGERS | (Originally posted March 31, 2014)  The “shantytown” temporary trailers which educated displaced B.M.C.C. students after 9/11 and assisted in Lower Manhattan’s recovery after Hurricane Sandy, are finally gone from West St. after more than a dozen years Downtown. “It’s finally, finally over,” a happy and relieved Barry Rosen, spokesperson for the […]

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Thursday, February 20 – Wednesday, February 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THROUGH SUNDAY FOR SNOW REMOVAL; CHECK 311 FOR UPDATES The First Lady is coming to town! Around 11 a.m. Thursday, she’ll visit the New Museum on the Bowery at Stanton St. Her arrival and departure will slow Bowery down to a crawl. […]

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Looking for a last-minute option for a fun New Year’s Eve? Here are some local opportunities to make the most of those final hours of 2013: Fireworks! Your cheapest bet for seeing Downtown fireworks is historic Battery Park or the southern end of Battery Park City, particularly Wagner Park. You can also take the Staten […]

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Wed., Dec. 25 – Tues., Dec. 31 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY, CHRISTMAS DAY Merry Christmas Lower Manhattanites! Travel safely and enjoy the holiday. On Christmas Day – and Christmas Day only – alternate side parking rules, meter rules, and rules like “No Parking Monday through Friday” are suspended. All rules that include […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | An M.T.A. official said on Wednesday that Downtown small businesses that were displaced in 2005 by construction on the Fulton Center will not have first dibs on any of the transit hub’s retail space before it opens next year. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has said it will announce the master lease […]

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Skaters last week celebrated The Rink at Brookfield Place, which opened behind the Winter Garden week in Battery Park City. It’ll be open every day from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. through mid-March. Downtowners will have a crosstown option this season as a Seaport rink will open Black Friday near Fulton and Water Sts.  Billed […]

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Wednesday, November 27 – Tuesday, December 3 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR THANKSGIVING Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day(s) off but here’s your blow-by-blow description of what to expect if you’re driving. Wednesday afternoon will see traffic jams at approached to every river crossing.  First domino to topple will be the Holland Tunnel approaches […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY   |  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED NOV. 26, 2013  |  A new interactive, online map is helping Downtown residents provide input on post-Hurricane Sandy community reconstruction. The New York Rising program, an outgrowth of Governor Cuomo’s Office of Storm Recovery, now features interactive maps for six communities involved in the statewide effort, one of […]

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A group of shoplifters left behind a baby in a stroller when they tried to rob a Soho convenience store this month, police said. Police said that three people entered the Duane Reade store at 100 Broadway on Mon., Oct. 7. One of them was pushing a baby stroller with a 1-year-old child inside it. […]

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