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BY ELIZABETH BERGER  DOWNTOWN ALLIANCE  |  A bouquet of flowers, a quick bite, a literary journal: These are the kinds of little things that make so much of a difference in today’s fast-paced world. Underground connections, soaring architecture, interactive signage and wayfinding: These are the hallmarks of a 21st century transportation network. What do they have in common?  […]

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OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE To The Editor: I found it very inappropriate for Jerry Tallmer to describe the late Ed Koch as a “certified ‘Hebe’” and for Downtown Express to print this hateful epithet (Notebook, Feb. 6 – 19, “From City Hall to silver screens: The Life of Ed Koch”). Even if this was meant as a […]

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V-Day for Raj Jenifer Rajkumar, the City Council candidate who has not yet announced her intention to run against Councilmember Margaret Chin in this year’s Democratic primary, continues her campaign. Last weekend, she hosted a “Be My Valentine” fundraising party in her Gateway Plaza apartment, and she told us she’s got a karaoke night planned […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The City Planning Commission voted Feb. 6 to approve The Howard Hughes Corp.’s plan to tear down the existing mall on Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport and replace it with a glass-enclosed structure. However, the commission wants some modifications to the plan which now goes to the City […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | On Feb. 6, the City Planning Commission voted to approve The Howard Hughes Corp.’s plan to tear down the existing mall on Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport and replace it with a glass-enclosed structure. However, C.P.C. wants some modifications to the plan which now goes to the City […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER   |  The clock is ticking for the tenants of Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport, but so far, there has been no reprieve from the lease termination notices issued by their landlord, The Howard Hughes Corp., who wants them out of there by April 30. Howard Hughes has a long-term […]

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THE 28th ANNUAL NY SWORD DANCE FESTIVAL Sword dancing is a winter celebration that’s come down through the ages from the coal mining regions of northern England. This family-friendly yet loyal interpretation of that tradition is accompanied by live fiddle and accordion music. In both stately longsword and rapper sword dancing, the dancers are linked […]

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By TERESE LOEB KREUZER | With long, dark nights and harsh winds, January has never been an easy month for the 72 businesses on Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport, but this January has been grimmer than usual. After Superstorm Sandy blew through on Oct. 29, 2012, The Howard Hughes Corp., which has a […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Just before Christmas, I ran into my Water St. neighbor Harold Reed carrying a paper bag of assorted goodies from Fresh Daily. A smile glowed across his face. He was so happy that another of the shops destroyed by Hurricane Sandy had reopened in the neighborhood he (and I) love – […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER Three days after Superstorm Sandy tore through the South Street Seaport shattering small businesses that had taken years to build, Amanda Byron Zink, the owner of The Salty Paw, a dog grooming and day care store at 38 Peck Slip, found a flyer taped to her door from a website called […]

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