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BY SAM SPOKONY | Community Board 2 is calling on the city’s Department of Transportation to study the possibility of resequencing traffic lights along Soho’s Prince St. bicycle lane, saying that synchronized timing on the red-to-green light progression could create a more consistent traffic flow for both cars and bikes and, in turn, increase safety […]

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BY SAM SCHWARTZ  | ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25TH;  “NO STOPPING ANYTIME” AND “NO STANDING ANYTIME”  RULES REMAIN IN EFFECT. Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year, Lower Manhattanites! Great news! For the first time since Hurricane Sandy, the R train will be up and running between Brooklyn and […]

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THANKSGIVING UPDATE Thanksgiving — or more accurately Thanksgiving eve — is the most heavily travelled day of the year. The rental agency AAA announced that they expect a .7 percent increase in traffic from last year’s Thanksgiving. That, along with damage to cars during Hurricane Sandy, makes rental cars in short supply, so get creative […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Downtown residents, workers and tourists will soon have a new outdoor area to hang out in. To help relieve congestion around the National Sept. 11 Memorial, the city has plans to transform the strip of Washington Street between Albany and Carlisle Streets into a sprawling pedestrian plaza. The plaza, which will […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  The view of Canal Street from the elegantly planted roof of 250 Hudson St., where Edelman Public Relations has its offices, showed the usual gridlock on the evening of Wed., Oct. 10, as cars crawled their way toward the Holland Tunnel. It also showed the dodgy options for pedestrians trying […]

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Trinity Church cancels Halloween festivities   |  Families celebrating Halloween will have to pencil out a Trinity Church visit from their calendars as a planned activity for the last weekend of October. The church’s annual movie night, originally scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 26, has been canceled for safety reasons, according to the […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  The Districting Commission on Tuesday released preliminary maps for City Council lines, but the results did not go far enough to satisfy advocates who want major changes to Lower Manhattan districts. At last month’s public hearing before the Districting Commission, some advocates called for a “unified Village” district and others for […]

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Dear readers, I’m issuing a special alert for Lower Manhattan on Thursday late afternoon through the early evening, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The United Federation of Teachers will host a demonstration to protest the Mayor’s proposed teacher cuts. Anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 teachers are expected to assemble in City Hall Park beginning […]

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