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By JOSH ROGERS with TERESE LOEB KREUZER | [Posted Oct. 17, 2013 and updated Oct. 18] Howard Hughes Corp. announced Thursday it has a general agreement with the city to take a larger role in running the cash-strapped South Street Seaport Museum. “The mayor and I were just talking and we are both excited to share […]

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED SEPT. 5, 2013  | BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | The Howard Hughes Corporation, a developer based in Dallas, Texas, has privately submitted plans to transform the South Street Seaport. An indication of the Hughes vision for the Seaport can presently be seen on Fulton St. between Water and South Sts. and on Front […]

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED SEPT. 10, 2013  |  BY JOSH ROGERS  | A voting machine at P.S. 89 in Battery Park City was not working this morning, a development which might delay the results in the City Council and district leader races. “It was chaos,” said Jeff Galloway, a designated poll watcher for one of the campaigns […]

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By JOSH ROGERS  | If you want to keep things the same, sometimes you have to vote for change. That’s the case in perhaps only one issue in the City Council race Downtown. Councilmember Margaret Chin wants to axe the Council’s Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Committee, which she heads, but her Democratic primary challenger Jenifer Rajkumar […]

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District leader Jenifer Rajkumar criticized her opponent, City Councilmember Margaret Chin, on Chin’s support from Jobs for New York, a PAC funded by the Real Estate Board of New York and others at the Aug. 22 debate sponsored by Downtown Express and The Villager. It was one of many points of contention between the two […]

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2013  |  UPDATED Aug 14, 2013 |By KAITLYN MEADE & JOSH ROGERS | Success Academy is hoping to open a new charter elementary school in Murry Bergtraum High School’s building next year, and opposition Downtown is beginning to form. “We’re going to try to organize and fight it.” City Councilmember Margaret Chin told […]

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2013  |  UPDATED Aug 14, 2013  |  BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Despite a steady rain, Borough of Manhattan President Scott Stringer and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn were upbeat. On Aug. 1, they stood on the esplanade under the Brooklyn Bridge and announced that the small, garbage-filled stretch of beach […]

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Who’s stopping who? Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has been the most frequent defender of N.Y.P.D.’s stop and frisk policy, but City Council Speaker Christine Quinn told us she holds Mayor Bloomberg responsible for the large number of stops. “As it relates to stop and frisk, Ray Kelly has implemented, I believe, the plan as his […]

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BY CLARISSA-JAN LIM  |  Elected officials and several tenants of 289 Grand St. two weeks ago celebrated the tenants’ return to the building after it was ravaged by a fire in 2010. Joining the tenants were Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Councilmember Margaret Chin and State Sen. Daniel Squadron, as well as Mathew Wambua, commissioner of […]

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Where there’s a will, Will it be Barry’s Way?   Once upon a time, namely 2005, there was a governor, George Pataki, and he had an authority he controlled (actually many hundreds including the Battery Park City Authority), and he had a wife, Libby, who was on the board of the Women’s Museum, which had its […]

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