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Rally in Battery Park calls on Trump administration to ‘Close the camps’

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | A rally to protest the Trump administration’s attacks on immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers took place in Battery Park on Saturday as visitors to Ellis Island queued outside of Castle Clinton. Advocates with The New York Immigration Coalition addressed how the Trump administration has been separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border. The rally’s […]

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 […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A large stretch of the West Side Highway is getting a lower speed limit as part of an effort to improve traffic safety under the Vision Zero program, officials announced on Oct. 10. Starting Oct. 12, the speed limit will drop from 35 mph to 30 mph from Battery Place up […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Information about liquor licenses for local businesses will soon be more accessible to the public, after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law today that was sponsored by Lower Manhattan lawmakers. State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblymember Deborah Glick sponsored the legislation to give the public more information about on-site […]

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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 ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s (LMCC) Arts Center at Governors Island is now open to the public.  The nonprofit, along with the Trust for Governors Island, spent $12 million to renovate the island’s 1870s munitions warehouse to create dedicated space for exhibitions, public performances along with visual and performing art spaces. About […]

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BY ROBERT POZARYCKI | Starting next month, the MTA and New York City will be more ‘ABLE’ to make drivers pay fines for getting in the way of their buses on Manhattan’s M15 route. The MTA announced on Sept. 23 that all 51 buses on the M15 Select Bus Service route will be equipped with […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Traveling “Lennon Walls” created by young Hong Kongers were set up in Battery Park on Sat., Aug. 31. The freestanding portable cardboard walls have been placed in parks around the city, allowing passersby to leave colorful post-its with words of support for Hong Kong democracy activists, who are entering their 13th week […]

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BY CARON SHAPIRO | At Stuyvesant High School, a display case of Christian evangelical materials doesn’t seem quite kosher to some parents and students. It’s located near the auditorium where you might expect to find school football or debating trophies. The outfacing books in the exhibit, such as “The Case for Christ” and “Why Become a […]

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