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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | ”What was your favorite movie? Y’all went and saw a movie, I’m sure. What was your favorite movie?” asked Christopher Curry, executive vice president of The Howard Hughes Corporation as he sat in front of a room packed with Community Board 1 Seaport Committee members and members of the public on […]

BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The sun smiled on guests assembled in historic Battery Park on Sept. 18 for the Battery Conservancy’s End of Summer party. Zelda, the park’s famous wild turkey, in residence since 2003, was there to greet the guests. “She always knows when there’s a party,” said the Conservancy’s president, Warrie Price. […]

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED SEPT. 5, 2013  | BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | The Howard Hughes Corporation, a developer based in Dallas, Texas, has privately submitted plans to transform the South Street Seaport. An indication of the Hughes vision for the Seaport can presently be seen on Fulton St. between Water and South Sts. and on Front […]

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Electrical installation at the Police Memorial postponed: Superstorm Sandy dumped around nine feet of water into the vault that holds the electrical equipment for the New York City Police Memorial fountain, for the Kowsky Plaza dog run and for the playground known as “Pumpkin Park.” The equipment hasn’t worked since. Recently, the Battery Park City […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | “I’ve evacuated [from Battery Park City] the last two falls,” Martha Gallo said at the July 30 meeting of the Battery Park City Authority board of directors. Gallo, who is the only board member who lives in Battery Park City, went on to ask, “Are there things we’re going to […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | The trees on the Battery Park City esplanade between North and South Coves took a one-two punch this past year — first from Superstorm Sandy last October. Then weakened by Sandy,  nine trees — seven lindens on the esplanade and two honey locusts on the Gateway Plaza property occupied by Merchants […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | [Posted July 18, 2013] New York City Audubon Society guide Gabriel Willow has stories to tell about the diverse wildlife that lives in New York City alongside the city’s approximately eight million humans. For 10 years, summer and winter, he has been telling these stories aboard New York Water Taxi vessels, […]

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With temperatures expected to climb well over 90 degrees Saturday and Sunday one cool place to go is the Bosque sprinklers in historic Battery Park. The fountain’s electrical system was badly damaged as a result of Hurricane Sandy but the Battery Conservancy spent $100,000 to repair them and they were recently turned back on — […]

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By TERESE LOEB KREUZER | As a special 7:30 a.m. ferry from Battery Park approached Liberty Island on July 4 carrying concession workers and press, the excitement was palpable. It was one thing to see the Statue of Liberty from a distance. Now, she would again be visible up close and her pedestal museum and […]

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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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