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  BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Around a thousand people streamed onto the on Sun., April 7 for the opening of the 2013 Downtown Little League season. Everyone was beaming. The ball fields, trashed by Superstorm Sandy, had to be completely rebuilt and it was touch and go as to whether they would be ready […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The South Street Seaport Museum posted a notice on its website on Friday, April 5 that the galleries at 12 Fulton St. would be closing Sunday, April 7 because of Superstorm Sandy-related damage. The website invites visitors to go to Bowne Printers, its 19th-century print shop, at 209 Water St. […]

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The P.T.A. of the Spruce Street School will be rocking out and raising spirits April 18 to benefit South Street Seaport businesses still hurting from Superstorm Sandy. The Spirit Project is an outdoor concert fundraiser aiming to bring the community together around the age-old celebration of good food, good music and good people. Funds will […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The South Street Seaport Museum posted a notice on its website on Friday, April 5 that the galleries at 12 Fulton St. will be closed as of Sunday, April 7 because of Superstorm Sandy-related damage. The website invites visitors to go to Bowne Printers, its 19th-century print shop, at 209 Water […]

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Monthly meetings a chance to forge friendships, build skills   BY LAKSHMI GANDHI | On the second Saturday of each month, quilters from all over the Tri-State Area gather at the Church of the Holy Apostles to share tips, take classes and show off of their newly-completed pieces. Empire Quilters began in 1982 as a […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | “New York City has always been vulnerable to coastal flooding,” said Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (E.D.C.), “but what Sandy and the new flood maps from FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) show is that our vulnerability is actually greater than we had understood. […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  Lady Liberty will reopen by Independence Day, in time to catch the second half of summertime traffic. In a teleconference on March 19, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said that statue was on track to open by July 4 of this year, bringing back much-needed jobs and tourism to […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority never had to cope with a storm of the magnitude of Superstorm Sandy before, and the M.T.A. never before returned a subway station to active use that it had decommissioned. But there’s always a first time. On March 8, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the M.T.A. […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Against the backdrop of a relentlessly gray sky, on Feb. 26 Secretary of the Interior Kenneth Salazar stood in Battery Park and delivered some grim news about Liberty and Ellis Islands. Both have been closed since Superstorm Sandy blew through on Oct. 29, 2012. Salazar had just spent around 90 […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  New Yorkers who haven’t yet filed with FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) for grants or loans to help recover from Sandy damage now have an extra month in which to file. The deadline, previously Feb. 27, has been extended for 13 counties in New York State to March 29, […]

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