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   BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | [UPDATED 11:40 AM JULY 31, 2013 — ORIGINALLY POSTED JULY 25,, 2013] City Comptroller John Liu released an audit last week saying The Howard Hughes Corporation owes almost $1.8 million in back rent for leases at the South Street Seaport. The report faulted the New York City Economic Development […]

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By CYNTHIA MAGNUS | The owners of the newly opened Trading Post restaurant at 170 John St. near the South Street Seaport want to add outdoor dining this summer. Despite a heated exchange with two building residents at the July 1 meeting of Community Board 1’s Financial District Committee, the eatery’s co-owner Sam O’Connor says […]

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By CYNTHIA MAGNUS | The owners of the newly opened Trading Post restaurant at 170 John St. near the South Street Seaport want to add outdoor tables to their amenities. Despite a heated exchange with two building residents at the July 1st meeting of Community Board 1’s Financial District Committee, the eatery’s co-owner Sam O’Connor […]

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After Sandy swept into the South Street Seaport, flooding many of its businesses, Claudio Marini told Downtown Express while cleaning out the wreckage of his Front St. restaurant Barbarini, “What are we going to do? We are dealing with it. You have to have faith.” Claudio and his wife Linda’s faith, though tested to the […]

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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 TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | By all measures, the New Amsterdam Market held on Sunday, June 23 was a resounding success. More than 6,000 people came to the blocks between Beekman St. and Peck Slip on South St. to buy food from the market’s 72 vendors. Among many other offerings, there were bread bakers using […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER with JOSH ROGERS | In a building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard where battleships were once built, on June 11, Mayor Michael Bloomberg outlined plans for another battle that the city will be fighting for decades to come — the battle to address the risks presented by climate change. These include […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |[Originally posted June 11, 2013] Mayor Mike Bloomberg today called for a study to build “Seaport City,” a new neighborhood patterned after Battery Park City, as a way to better protect Lower Manhattan from future storms. “By installing a multi-purpose levee with raised edge elevations, the City could both protect much of […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |    Summer is upon us… let’s hope the action in the hood helps keep our special neighborhood afloat! Italian food tour… The regional gastronomical tour of Italy continues this week at Acqua where Chef Ivan Beacco conjures culinary hits from Marche. Located in central eastern Italy, Marche boasts more than 100 […]

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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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