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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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BY CATHERINE MCVAY HUGHES   COMMUNITY BOARD 1  |  In the coming two years, our vision of Community Board 1 as New York City’s premier live-work neighborhood will take important strides forward. This community, whose strength is founded on our working together, has many reasons to be optimistic. This year and next will be big years […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 FOR LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY; ALL OTHER RULES REMAIN IN EFFECT Happy Lunar New Year! On Sunday afternoon, watch out for dancers parading through Chinatown on the following streets: Mott St., the Bowery, East Broadway, Elizabeth St. and Pell St. In Holland Tunnel news, one Manhattan-bound lane […]

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From collage creations to Papier Mache skyscrapers, the young artists of P.S. 150 proudly displayed their work at the Tribeca Learning Center’s NYC Museum Show on Tues., Jan. 29. There were even miniature docents to give guided tours of the exhibits! First Grader Hannah Ciniglio (left) stands in front of the first grade’s cityscape. The […]

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Defending Downtown “We’ve had enough of the real disasters — when did Lower Manhattan become the standard unit of destruction measurement,” Downtowner and “Daily Show” host Jon  Stewart asked on his show last week after showing a news clip about North Korean nuclear weapons.  To illustrate how powerful the weapons were, she showed a map […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  Kindergarten registration opened up last week for public schools in New York City, and with more kids than previous years looking for K seats, it may be an even  tighter fit than last year. The kindergarten registration period for Fall 2013 started Jan. 22 and ends March 1. While enrollment is […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  A day after a metal roll-down gate partially fell off a long-vacant building near the western end of Canal St., contractors were at the site constructing a plywood fence around the building in preparation for its renovation. John Mele, property manager for the Pontes, the owners of 502 Canal St. and […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE | No, you can’t take them home and they won’t cuddle with you in the winter, but the trees up for adoption at Hudson River Park are worthy acquisitions for any avid arborist. Their upkeep is relatively hassle-free — just sunlight and water — and is taken care of by the park […]

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Of the seven major crimes measured by the New York City Police Department, rape, robbery and auto theft were all down in Lower Manhattan’s First Precinct in 2012 compared to 2011. On the other hand, felonious assault increased by 16 percent, and burglary increased by about 21 percent from 2011. The First Precinct, a single […]

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