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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  Verizon plans to finish repairing most of the damaged phone lines in Lower Manhattan by the end of January, but the wounds from Superstorm Sandy are far from closed. When Sandy’s storm surge flooded areas of Lower Manhattan, deluging basements with saltwater, much of the communications network was destroyed. In the […]

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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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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is now saying that it will take one to three years to repair Superstorm Sandy damage to the South Ferry subway station at the southern end of Manhattan. “Right now, it’s still too early to tell how long the repairs will take,” said Kevin Ortiz, a […]

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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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Asphalt Green Community Center: The Battery Park City Authority has issued a statement about the community center it is constructing at 212 North End Ave. No, it doesn’t know when the community center will open. Yes, Asphalt Green is still the operator of the project. This community center was originally supposed to open in November […]

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BY KAILTLYN MEADE  |  Superstorm Sandy’s damage caused more than one headache to building owners and operators Downtown, and recently, caused a private preschool program to rethink its decision to open an outpost in Lower Manhattan’s Financial District. Instead, they are moving into the landmarked Archive building in Greenwich Village. A little more than 2 […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | One of the first acts of the newly sworn-in 113th Congress was to vote on a $9.7 billion bill to fund the National Flood Insurance Program. After having taken the oath of office the day before, the House of Representatives passed the bill on the morning of Jan. 4, 2013. The bill […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Battery Park City Authority officials are not calling Sandy a “perfect storm,” but they do say it was a once-in-a-century type event that could sideline the neighborhood ballfields for six months or longer. Mathew Monahan, the authority’s spokesperson, said the fields were designed to withstand all but a 100-year storm, which […]

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M9 buses return to Lower Manhattan on Jan. 6: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has some good news for Battery Park City residents that may partially offset any groans over fare hikes coming our way in March. Beginning Jan. 6, the M9 bus will be back! The route was truncated during 2010 budget cuts. In January, service […]

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FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has just opened a disaster recovery center in Southbridge Towers, Store Number 10, at 66 Frankfort St. Staff can help victims of Superstorm Sandy with Small Business Administration (S.B.A.) loans, hazard mitigation and other information. The hours are Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. except for New Year’s […]

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