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Planting trees around Tribeca’s Pier 26

  Workers were sprucing up the area around Tribeca’s Pier 26 Tuesday, planting trees and attracting onlookers. The long-awaited reopening of the pier and Downtown Boathouse is supposed to be some time in May, although Hudson River Park Trust officials did not respond to inquiries about the opening date. Downtown Express photos by Josh Rogers.

Not a steal for the stat sheet A sneaky shoplifter ripped off a jeweler near the South Street Seaport on April 25, police said. An employee for Seaport Jewelers at 50 Fulton St. told cops the unidentified man walked in around 1:30 p.m. and asked to try on two platinum and diamond rings, both worth […]

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Teens’ bag snatched in Washington Market Park Three teens fell victim to a thief while they were playing basketball in a Tribeca park on April 12, police said. The boys, aged 13, 15 and 17, told cops that while they were shooting hoops in Washington Market Park around 4:30 p.m., they left their belongings in […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | (Originally posted March 31, 2014)  The “shantytown” temporary trailers which educated displaced B.M.C.C. students after 9/11 and assisted in Lower Manhattan’s recovery after Hurricane Sandy, are finally gone from West St. after more than a dozen years Downtown. “It’s finally, finally over,” a happy and relieved Barry Rosen, spokesperson for the […]

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Violent shoplifters Police arrested a 51-old man on Dec. 26, saying he attacked a store security guard after shoplifting near City Hall. The suspect and another man walked into the Duane Reade at 250 Broadway around 11 p.m., and then tried walking out with three packs of nasal strips that they hadn’t paid for, cops […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | Tribeca’s Josephine restaurant reopened last Friday, after city officials had shut it down for nine days due to rats and roaches in the kitchen. The restaurant at 40 Harrison St. was closed by the Dept. of Health on Dec. 4 when a regularly scheduled inspection revealed the infestation, along with the […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | A Tribeca restaurant that was shut down due to rats and roaches may have a chance to reopen this week, according to a restaurant employee. Josephine, located in 40 Harrison St., at Greenwich St., was closed down on Dec. 4 by the city’s Department of Health following an inspection that showed, […]

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    BY SAM SPOKONY  | One of Downtown’s leading Off Off Broadway theaters is moving to a space that’s nearly double the size of its old one. Directors and supporters of Tribeca’s Flea Theater celebrated the groundbreaking of their new 20 Thomas St. home Thursday, and jubilantly announced that, thanks to city, state and […]

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BY WICKHAM BOYLE | The most unyippified street in the currently very ungritty Tribeca, is Staple St. A scant three-block North-South street running between buildings with barely enough room for a massive modern SUV to squeeze through, and demarcated by a covered pedestrian bridge formerly used as a connector between hospital buildings in days gone […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  | Originally published Sept. 30, 2013 | With residential development still strong in Tribeca, the neighborhood will be getting a new grocery to match its growth. Fairway will be taking over a two-story space on Greenwich St. — the first Fairway Market in Lower Manhattan and the 16th in the tri-state area, […]

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