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Seaport deal? Councilmember Margaret Chin told UnderCover Tuesday that a deal appears to be close to approve Howard Hughes Corp.’s plan to redevelop the South Street Seaport’s Pier 17. She did not rule out a full Council vote as soon as Wed., March 20. “We’re trying to make sure everything is put together,” she said […]

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Car stolen with keys A company van was stolen from a Tribeca street in the middle of the day on Wednesday. The car was parked in front of 415 Washington St. between Vestry and Laight Sts. on March 6. The driver, 31, was an employee of Wood Flooring by Walsh, LLC based in Ridgefield, N.J. […]

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PRO & CON PRO:  By H. Claude Shostal  |  As a residential property owner within the boundaries of the proposed Hudson River Park Neighborhood Improvement District, I fully support the formation of the H.R.P. NID. Hudson River Park and the other waterfront parks that have been developed over the past few years have brought us […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | No one would ever confuse liberal Tribeca with a hotbed of the modern Tea Party movement, but nevertheless some neighbors are beginning to use phrases like “no taxation without representation,” more and more. Tribeca rises against park tax The west side of the neighborhood is objecting to a proposed tax that […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE   |  Applications poured into Downtown schools in the last two days of kindergarten registration, leaving four with waitlists. Parents have faced overcrowding for years in Lower Manhattan, but even with new schools opening, there is not enough space to accommodate zoned students. In the last two days of registration, P.S. 234’s list […]

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UPDATED WITH CORRECTION BY KAITLYN MEADE | Three months after Community Board 1 Chairperson Catherine McVay Hughes made a surprise announcement to close a few committees, some are still upset by the decision. Diane Stein, a public member of C.B. 1 who participated in the Housing Committee, said she felt that housing was being treated […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE | Kindergarten registration for Lower Manhattan’s District 2 ends March 1, but the applications are already overflowing for many of Downtown’s public schools. The city’s Department of Education is looking for ways to open more space in the school said Tricia Joyce, head of C.B. 1’s Youth and Education Committee at the […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE WITH TEQUILA MINSKY The blocks around Greenwich and Desbrosses Sts. were barricaded by fire trucks and ambulances when a fire broke out Friday morning at a Tribeca garage and workshop. So far the only reported injury is to one firefighter, who was not hurt badly, according to a deputy chief on the […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE   |  The agency coordinating construction at the World Trade Center and nearby sites is in its last year of operation as the work winds down — but predicts mid to high levels of Downtown construction through 2016. Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center (L.M.C.C.C.) officials are forecasting widespread public works and private […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   | With two competing proposals recently floated for Pier 40, Community Board 2 will hold a forum on Thurs., Feb. 28 on the ongoing, contentious issue of how best to redevelop the sprawling West Houston St. pier. One of the plans is by a coalition of local youth sports leagues called […]

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