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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | New York, a city of more than eight million residents, has become increasingly popular with visitors but not all have been arriving by conventional means of transportation. Some fly here under their own power. Some swim. In wintertime, an estimated 60,000 birds leave their summer breeding and nesting grounds in northern […]

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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 KAITLYN MEADE  |   Tom Berton, 47, president of Manhattan by Sail, has been sailing the waters around New York City for more than two decades. Starting out with legendary skipper Nick van Nes, Berton pursued his passion for sailing by buying the Shearwater yacht just prior to 9/11. But despite setbacks, he has […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  New York is a city where anything can happen, and it does. Last week, Susan Henshaw Jones, Ronay Menschel director of the Museum of the City of New York and president of the South Street Seaport Museum, received a letter enclosing a check for half a million dollars to help […]

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  Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport reopened on Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. after having been closed for four and a half weeks. A preliminary report from the engineering firm engaged by The Howard Hughes Corporation, which has a long-term lease on the pier, indicated that there was no visible damage from Superstorm […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  It has been a stormy ride for the South Street Seaport Museum, headquartered at 12 Fulton St. with several outposts on Water St. and a fleet of historic ships anchored at Pier 16. After the 45-year-old museum nearly closed under its previous management, Susan Henshaw Jones, director of the Museum […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  We survived and have been picking up. Things are now perking and with Christmas and New Year’s just weeks away, let the partying begin. Restaurant Roundup… Every week, more of our local restaurants, pubs and haunts reopen. Had dinner Monday, Dec. 3, at Mark Joseph (261Water St.) and split a Porterhouse […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Its glassed-in observation lounge lined with pine boughs decorated with small, white lights, Classic Harbor Line’s yacht, Manhattan, eased out of its berth at Chelsea Piers onto the Hudson River, for the first of its December “Cocoa and Carols” cruises to the Statue of Liberty and back. Outside, the lights […]

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We’re Back With the return of Downtown Express back to our 515 Canal St. office this week, we’re  announcing another comeback with this column — that of yours truly, UnderCover. After a two-year hiatus, we’re back with our gossipy, political and hopefully, humorous take on Downtown.  Over the years some grew to like us, others […]

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Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue… Home is where the heart is — and for Matthew Rosenstein and Nicholas Kurczewski, it was the ground-floor space on Front Street between Jeremy’s Ale House and SUteiShi Restaurant. For three years, they made the spot their home, often watching and waving as people passed by their […]

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