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Softball rivalry: I.S, 289 vs. I.S. 276

The two Battery Park City middle schools’ softball teams squared off in the first round of the playoffs earlier this month with the I.S. 289 Cougars besting the I.S. 276 Dragons, 19- 9. The Cougars played solid defense and hit the ball well in the June 4th game. Both girls teams are coached by Manhattan […]

BY KAITLYN MEADE AND JOSH ROGERS  | Community Board 1’s Youth and Education Committee is calling for P.S. 150 to move to a larger  school building somewhere in Lower Manhattan rather than go up to Chelsea, as the city proposed last month. While a hypothetical relocation to a larger school raised some eyebrows, the handful […]

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Brookfield Place leasing: Brookfield Office Properties, the owner of the four buildings formerly known as Battery Park City’s World Financial Center, announced that it has signed a new 16-year lease with GFK US Holdings for 75,000 square feet at 200 Liberty St. and another new 16-year-lease with Regus for 55,000 square feet at 200 Vesey […]

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This summer, Manhattan Youth will be encouraging kids to come out and play in the sand by hosting Friday Night Youth Volleyball on Pier 25 near N. Moore St. in Tribeca. The program is for grades 6 to 12 and will take place every Friday evening except Memorial Day weekend. The 6th through 8th graders […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  On Feb. 28, more than 300 people partied at the Downtown Community Center, 120 Warren St., in space that had been flooded and turned to rubble by Superstorm Sandy. As guests descended two flights of stairs to the level where food was served, they passed a blue line painted on […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Hudson River Park, known as a quiet oasis from the hustle and bustle of Downtown, was the setting of a sexual assault on Sat., Sept. 22 — the second such incident to transpire in Lower Manhattan in the last two weeks. Shortly after 5 a.m. before the break of dawn, a stranger […]

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 BY ALINE REYNOLDS | Hudson River Park, known as a quiet oasis from the hustle and bustle of Downtown, was the setting of a sexual assault on Sat., Sept. 22 — the second rape to occur in Lower Manhattan in the last two weeks. Shortly after 5 a.m. before the break of dawn, a stranger tried […]

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No summer camp at Asphalt Green Battery Park City: There will be no summer day camp at Asphalt Green Battery Park City this summer. According to Christina Klapper, a spokesperson for Asphalt Green, “The Battery Park City Authority determined late last week that it is not feasible to open the facility and run camp before […]

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BY JOHN BAYLES  |  Bob Townley, founder and executive director of Manhattan Youth, discusses his organizations upcoming “silver anniversary,” and how the nonprofit has changed over the last 25 years. So, 25 years is a pretty significant milestone. What does that number mean to you? The first thing it means to me is that I […]

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