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If you go all the way back to 1900, three of the 10 worst storms to hit the Battery occurred after 2009.  That’s one of the more staggering things revealed in the Bloomberg administration’s comprehensive analysis of the growing threats from climate change. The most memorable — and overwhelmingly the largest of the 10 storms […]

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Miramar opens at South Cove: Miramar, the Mediterranean seafood restaurant that opened on June 5 at 21 South End Ave. (facing South Cove), is a family enterprise. It is owned by Naglaa Mohamed and Tamer Abdelgawad, by Mohamed’s aunt and uncle, Una and Aldo Eskandar, and by two cousins. Miramar is also part of the Battery […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  A vocal core of residents around Soho’s Petrosino Square are protesting the siting of a new Citi Bike docking station on the triangular island’s northern end, saying it has “usurped” a spot traditionally used for public art displays. Indeed, the spot, formerly known as Kenmare Square, has been home to […]

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FREED AT LAST Judge Kathryn Freed made a triumphant return to Downtown Independent Democrats two weeks ago after a ten-year absence. She received a hearty round of applause, which lasted longer than the “discussion” as to whether the club would endorse her run for reelection to be a Civil Court judge. Judicial rules bar her […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The wait was long and fraught with delays caused by contractual and construction difficulties, and by Superstorm Sandy, but when Asphalt Green Battery Park City opens on June 15, it will be the palace that the Battery Park City Authority promised. The 52,000-square-foot community center at 212 North End Ave. […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | Bill de Blasio has many criticisms for the man he hopes to replace at City Hall, but on some issues like the anti-terror security barriers Downtown, he’s in sync with Mayor Bloomberg. In a meeting with Downtown Express and the rest of the NYC Community Media editorial board May 31, de […]

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BY HEATHER DUBIN | Residents and merchants from around Spring St. in Soho and Nolita turned out in force at last week’s Fifth Precinct Community Council meeting to voice concern about Richard Pearson, a mentally ill man who, they say, has verbally and physically assaulted pedestrians and retailers alike. Pearson is currently in jail after […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | “Nobody has done more for Gateway tenants than Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver,” said Glenn Plaskin, president of the Gateway Plaza Tenants Association. “For 20 years, he has been our strongest ally and a fierce supporter who believes in affordable housing.” Plaskin was addressing an audience of Gateway tenants assembled in […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE | On a sweltering Friday afternoon, a handful of people were scattered throughout the small graveled plaza near the southern end of Washington St., most of them consulting maps or iPhones for their next destination, while a few chatted over iced beverages from a recently-opened Starbucks. The pedestrian plaza opened between Carlisle […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Dance New Amsterdam trains professional and aspiring professional dancers how to perform without injury and how to overcome injuries, but D.N.A. itself has taken one bruising after another. On May 28, it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. New York City’s landlord/tenant court has given the non-profit organization until the end […]

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