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UPDATED MAY 30, 2013 D.I.D. endorsements Downtown Independent Democrats endorsed John Liu for mayor Wednesday night over Bill de Blasio in a runoff. In the hotly contested City Council races, the club not surprisingly went with its district leader, Jenifer Rajkumar over Councilmember Margaret Chin, but surprisingly went for Corey Johnson over Yetta Kurland, even […]

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 Pier A update: The lights are on in Pier A but for the Battery Park City Authority, which has been charged by the city with renovating the historic pier at the southern end of Battery Park City, there does not yet seem to be light at the end of the tunnel. The pier was well […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Naima Rauam has been painting the South Street Seaport for decades. This summer, she has a 3,000-square foot gallery on the second floor of Pier 17, where she is exhibiting and selling her drawings and paintings. The gallery, on the far eastern side of the pier, has stunning views of […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |   The Howard Hughes Corp., which has a 60-year lease on parts of the South Street Seaport, has summer plans to try and spike up Fulton and Front Sts. with some razzle-dazzle. For starters, the Dallas-based corporation is planning to line Titanic Park (site of a memorial lighthouse that once crowned […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  When Daniel Goldwyn, an information technology manager from Newark, boarded the South Street Seaport Museum’s schooner Pioneer on Saturday, May 4, the crew applauded. That was probably not the reception that Goldwyn expected when he decided to take a two-hour sail around New York harbor aboard the “nice, antique boat,” […]

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BY BOB TRENTLYON | I was fortunate to visit the Thames River Barrier last month. My family and I were the visiting party and Martin Earlam, Chief Engineer of the Thames River Barrier, was our guide for a two-hour tour. The Barrier was created in response to a natural disaster. In 1953, there was severe […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | At Community Board 1’s Seaport Committee meeting on April 16, Jerry Gallagher, general manager of the South Street Seaport Museum, said that the museum only has enough money to carry it through the end of June. He also accused The Howard Hughes Corporation, which has a 60-year lease on much […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  The SeaGlass carousel in historic Battery Park at the southern end of Manhattan isn’t scheduled to open until the fall, but after what Superstorm Sandy did to Lower Manhattan, a celebration seemed in order on April 18 for the topping off of the structure’s shell. “We need every step of […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | The SeaGlass carousel in historic Battery Park at the southern end of Manhattan isn’t scheduled to open until the fall, but after what Superstorm Sandy did to Lower Manhattan, a celebration seemed in order for the topping off on April 18 of the structure’s shell. “We need every step of […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER |  At Community Board 1’s Seaport Committee meeting on April 16, Jerry Gallagher, general manager of the South Street Seaport Museum, said that the museum only has enough money to carry it through the end of June. He also accused The Howard Hughes Corporation, which has a 60-year lease on much […]

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