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Sculpture dedicated to transgender community debuts in Tribeca Park

BY GABE HERMAN | A new sculpture unveiled on Monday in Tribeca Park is dedicated to the transgender GNC (gender non-conforming) community. The ten-foot-tall fiberglass sculpture is in the shape of a butterfly. It’s by visual artist Rubem Robierb as part of his “Dream Machine” series. Each work in the series is named for a […]

BY GABE HERMAN | Luv Michael, a nonprofit that produces granola and trains and employs people with autism, opened its first Manhattan commercial kitchen and learning center in Tribeca on Oct. 24. The 3,000-square-foot space is at 42 Walker St., just below Canal Street, and also includes a small retail kiosk. Luv Michael was founded […]

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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 EMILY DAVENPORT | Some of the country’s most expensive neighborhoods in 2019 were found right here in Manhattan, but Battery Park City’s rental prices seem to soar higher and higher every year. RENTcafe recently released a report that explores which neighborhoods in the country, by ZIP code, are among the most expensive in 2019. According […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new study has found higher levels of cardiovascular disease among 9/11 first responders, and higher rates associated with spending more time at Ground Zero. The study, published this month in JAMA (the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association), examined the health of nearly 9,800 New York City firefighters who […]

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