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BY GABE HERMAN | Anti-flood barriers can repel storm surges and look good while doing it, too. Winning designs were announced earlier this month for the Seaport Community Mural Project, which will install designs on structures that are part of the city’s Interim Flood Protection Measure (IFPM). The announcement was made by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer […]

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Beware of aggressive squirrels in Rockefeller Park.  On Aug. 9, the Battery Park City Authority published a warning on its Web site stating that it has received reports of aggressive squirrels biting visitors around the playground in Rockefeller Park. According to ABC7 Eyewitness News, the New York City Health Department receives about […]

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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 | 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 | With East River Park set to close for three-and-a-half years as part of the East Side Coastal Resiliency flood-protection project, the Parks Department will be renovating and adding green space to other nearby parks. These planned changes, however, have been causing problems for some users of those other parks. Skateboarders in […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund has been permanently funded by the federal government, after money began to dwindle earlier this year and advocates went to Congress to pressure lawmakers. The bill’s full name — The Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Even amid all the bustling nightlife in Soho, one restaurant in particular is causing a lot of local headaches. Several neighbors say that for the past couple of years, Piccola Cucina, an Italian restaurant at 75 Thompson St., between Spring and Broome Sts., has hosted loud parties, often late into the […]

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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 | The New Museum will be adding a new building. The Lower East art museum — which focuses on contemporary art — announced details of its plan for a second building, which will rise next to its current location. The new addition will be at 231 Bowery, at Prince St. Sporting seven […]

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