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Insurgent public artist installs sculpture of wolves attacking New York City tourist

BY MARK HALLUM | Without permission from the city, artist Joseph Reginella recently placed a bronze statue featuring three wolves attacking a helpless New York City tourist in Manhattan’s Battery Park. Since he began putting up his sculptures four years ago, Reginella has been called “the Banksy of monuments” by the New York Times. But […]

BY MARK HALLUM | The memory of Stephen Siller, an FDNY firefighter killed on 9/11, lives on as thousands of runners turned out for the Tunnel to Tower 5K in lower Manhattan. Sunday, Sept. 29 saw runners in wheelchairs and amputees staying the course from the Ikea parking lot in Red Hook to 1 Beard […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Cops are looking for a serial stalker who repeatedly harassed the same girl near the Bowling Green subway station in Lower Manhattan, according to a Sept. 26 tweet from the 1st Precinct. “This suspect is wanted for stalking a victim on numerous occasions,” the tweet read, “including asking to kiss the victim […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Now that the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund has been permanently extended, local lawyers and advocates are trying to get the word out in Lower Manhattan that those exposed to 9/11-related toxins can quality for health benefits. Attorney Michael Barasch, of Barasch & McGarry, which represents more than 15,000 people whose health […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new outdoor exhibition at City Hall Park features sculptures by a 104-year-old local artist who has only recently started to get recognition in the art world. Carmen Herrera was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1915, and has lived in New York since the 1950s. She has created abstract paintings for […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | With much of retail business continuing to shift to the Internet, two Lower Manhattan businesses were recently awarded grants to improve their online presence and help them compete. The Downtown Alliance Business Improvement District gave the $10,000 Digital Innovation Grants to B & Co, a sandwich shop at 22 Park Place, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Thousands of photos of Ground Zero, taken in the weeks after the 9/11 attack, were recently discovered by chance at a house clearance sale. Archivists bought a group of CD’s at the sale and stumbled upon a collection of 2,400 photos of Ground Zero, according to a BBC report. The CD’s […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | In an analysis of the city’s most expensive neighborhoods based on median sale prices of homes, done by real estate Web site Property Shark, Lower Manhattan had an even stronger showing than usual in the second quarter of 2019. Tribeca remains the city’s most expensive neighborhood, with a median sale price […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Lower Manhattan tenants scored a decisive win in a late June Appeals Court decision, which ruled they had the right to rent stabilization, rent refunds and lowered rents, and that landlords receiving 421-G tax breaks could not deregulate apartments. The 421-G tax exemption for landlords passed the state Senate in 1995. It […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | As part of a real estate company’s disputed efforts to develop a contaminated parking lot at 250 Water St., New York State has approved its application for a cleanup operation on the site. The lot has been found to have harmful materials, like mercury, lead, PCB’s and petroleum underneath it. The […]

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