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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  The Museum of the City of New York, which had been managing the South Street Seaport Museum since the fall of 2011, will end its relationship with the museum headquartered at 12 Fulton St., effective July 5. After years of financial hardship, the Seaport Museum, consisting of property on Fulton […]

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  BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | [Updated 1:20 p.m., June 25, 2013] Effective July 5, the Museum of the City of New York, which had been managing the South Street Seaport Museum since the fall of 2011, will end its relationship with the museum headquartered at 12 Fulton St. After years of financial hardship, the […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | City Council candidate Jenifer Rajkumar said last week there was a lot to like in Mayor Bloomberg’s comprehensive report on protecting the city from storms. “I like its scope, its level of detail and its commitment to really taking some big steps to protect the city,” said Rajkumar, a Democratic district […]

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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 | “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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UPDATED MAY 30, 2013 D.I.D. endorsements Downtown Independent Democrats endorsed John Liu for mayor Wednesday night over Bill de Blasio in a runoff. In the hotly contested City Council races, the club not surprisingly went with its district leader, Jenifer Rajkumar over Councilmember Margaret Chin, but surprisingly went for Corey Johnson over Yetta Kurland, even […]

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Lee on the Races   Chinatown leader Jan Lee has had his share of political fights with Margaret Chin over the years so we were surprised last week when he told us he hasn’t ruled out supporting her reelection bid to the City Council. “Margaret and I are certainly cordial,” he told us, saying their […]

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By CYNTHIA MAGNUS  | Downtown youth will get a new media facility as part of the Civic Center building sales, but school advocates remain worried about the shortage of kindergarten seats. Community Board 1’s Planning Committee unanimously approved a draft resolution May 2 recommending the sale of the city-owned property at 346 Broadway. It is […]

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By JEFFERSON SIEGEL | Sunday morning, under a dazzling Spring sun, City Councilmember Margaret Chin formally announced her campaign for a second term. Dozens, including local activists and powerhouse political allies like Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, filled the steps of Independence Plaza North in Tribeca to show their support for […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | Around a thousand people streamed onto the Battery Park City ball fields on Sun., April 7 for the opening of the 2013 Downtown Little League season. Everyone was beaming. The ball fields, trashed by Superstorm Sandy, had to be completely rebuilt and it was touch and go as to whether […]

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