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By JOSH ROGERS |  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, in a statement to Downtown Express, said with some  help from the New York Mets, the Battery Park City Authority has agreed to open the neighborhood ballfields for the Downtown Little League to play this season. The league’s season has been in jeopardy since Superstorm Sandy flooded […]

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Teen killed in shooting Friends and family on the Lower East Side gathered to commemorate a young athlete killed by a gunman near his home in from Baruch Houses. Raphael Ward, 16, was killed at about 9 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 4 outside a candy store on Rivington and Colombia Sts. The New York Times […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | One of the first acts of the newly sworn-in 113th Congress was to vote on a $9.7 billion bill to fund the National Flood Insurance Program. After having taken the oath of office the day before, the House of Representatives passed the bill on the morning of Jan. 4, 2013. The bill […]

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M9 buses return to Lower Manhattan on Jan. 6: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has some good news for Battery Park City residents that may partially offset any groans over fare hikes coming our way in March. Beginning Jan. 6, the M9 bus will be back! The route was truncated during 2010 budget cuts. In January, service […]

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Sophisticated Sounds We doubt Composer Philip Glass had marching Little Leaguers in mind when he wrote ‘Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra’, but he has apparently given his blessing to it being the featured song in next year’s Downtown Little League’s Opening Day parade (if there is one). Tom Goodkind, bandleader of TriBattery Pops, has […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY |  In a shaky yet mainly successful start to the National Guard’s increased presence in Downtown Manhattan following the impact of Hurricane Sandy, on Thursday night hundreds of desperate residents welcomed a massive delivery of food and water outside a Lower East Side public housing complex. The Guardsmen were originally scheduled to […]

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M.T.A. seeks manager for new Fulton Center The Metropolitan Transit Authority (M.T.A.) is now seeking proposals from developers and retail operators for long-term master leasing at the new Fulton Center. The master lessee of the center will handle leasing and operations of the entire Fulton Center complex, which will contain approximately 65,000 square feet of […]

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  The final steel beam was lifted to the top of 4 World Trade Center on Mon., June 25, as developer Larry Silverstein, elected officials and construction workers joyously watched from below. The tower is expected to open in the fall of 2013, making it likely to be the first building on the new W.T.C. […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY   |  After years of frustration for parents and teachers, Millennium High School will finally be able provide its students with more adequate space for physical education. NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has allocated $400,000 to Millennium to replace old exercise equipment and undertake a full-scale renovation of the school’s auditorium, which […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  As a result of efforts to clamp down on unlawful bus operators, cheap-fare buses traveling in and out of Chinatown will soon be subject to new rules authorized and enforced by the city. And, while many locals espouse stronger regulation of the buses, some fear that the low-cost bus operators are […]

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