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B.P.C.A. shuts down funding spigot: Because of directives from New York State, the Battery Park City Authority can no longer use any of its discretionary funds for charitable donations. This means that the B.P.C.A. will no longer be able to help support the arts programming at Brookfield which it had previously been supporting with contributions […]

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Friending de Blasio Bill de Blasio has a good chance to become the most famous former resident of New York University’s Weinstein Hall if he wins the mayor’s race, but he looks to be way behind when it comes to having the most interesting story connected to the dorm, which already has big claims to […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | “What was your favorite movie? Y’all went and saw a movie, I’m sure. What was your favorite movie?” asked Christopher Curry, executive vice president of The Howard Hughes Corporation as he sat in front of a room packed with Community Board 1 Seaport Committee members and members of the public on […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE | With the pervasive image of the Financial District’s suit-and-tie traders, you might see a different industry flexing its cybernetic muscles. The tech sector in Lower Manhattan has sprung up in the wake of a decline in the finance industry’s Downtown presence, bringing an influx of technologically savvy twenty- and thirty-somethings. The […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE  |Originally published Sept. 19, 2013 |  A city proposal to add bike lanes in Tribeca is back on track after stalling with mediocre support at Community Board 1’s last full board meeting. The proposal would create a continuous route between Tribeca and Greenwich Village by way of Church St., W. Broadway and […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  District 2’s Community Education Council passed a resolution last week opposing the plan to open a charter elementary school in Murry Bergtraum High School. The C.E.C, composed of parents, voiced strong disapproval of the proposal, which would place Success Academy and another high school at 411 Pearl St. next year. The […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE   | It’s nearly curtain closed for Dance New Amsterdam in its home in 280 Broadway as it searches for a way to a solution that would keep the Downtown dance center’s doors open. The dance education and performance center announced that it had reached an agreement with the building’s landlord Fram Realty […]

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By LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  The Village Voice has left the building — and left the Village entirely, for that matter. Its new home is on the 21st floor at 80 Maiden Lane, a few blocks away from what some say is a fitting symbol for the Voice’s new corporate ownership, Wall St. The Bedford + […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   | An oversize presence on Community Board 3 for more than a decade, David McWater said he would announce his resignation at C.B. 3′s monthly full-board meeting on Tuesday evening, Sept. 24. McWater, 47, chaired the East Village/Lower East Side community board for four consecutive one-year terms from 2004 to 2008. “I’m […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  The masts and rigging of the South Street Seaport Museum’s clipper ship, Peking, tower over Pier 16. No visitor to the Seaport could miss seeing this titan that stretches almost the full length of the pier. But it has been years since members of the public have been able to […]

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