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Manhattan Happenings, Week of July 18, 2019

BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   MARKET Summer Ice Cream Blizzard: While the Grand Bazaar NYC runs every Sunday, this weekend it will be especially chill. That’s because the indoor/outdoor market will feature the “best and most unique artisanal ice cream makers.” In addition, as usual, there will be more than 130 artists, designers, craft-makers, vintage […]

BY LYNN PACIFICO | When our mothers told us to go out and play, they might have just wanted us out of the house. But we benefitted from those afternoons in the park — in more ways than we imagined. Science is proving the staggering benefits of spending time in nature for all of us, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Local skateboarders are pushing back against a Parks Department move to lay down synthetic turf in a corner of Tompkins Square Park that has been popular with skateboarders going back three decades. The planned upcoming East Side Coastal Resiliency Project would close East River Park for three-and-a-half years while 8 to […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | With wild cheers from adoring fans, a whirlwind of confetti, the mayor and the governor in tow, purple hair, tattoos and some swigs of well-deserved bubbly, the victorious U.S. Women’s National Team rolled up lower Broadway’s Canyon of Heroes Wednesday, from Battery Park to City Hall. The talented, spirited and inspiring […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Upper West Side’s Community Board 7 voted in favor of a protected bike lane along Central Park West at its July 2 full-board meeting.  The decision was met with an eruption of cheers inside the packed meeting room, at the Goddard Riverside Community Center, where many bike-lane supporters held yellow signs […]

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BY PAUL DeRIENZO | On Tues., June 25, Community Board 3 voted 33 to 3 with 1 abstention to approve, with conditions, the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. An “October surprise” dropped on the community last autumn, the E.S.C.R.P. would close East River Park for at least three-and-a-half years. It would raise the 57-acre park by […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | With community board members and youth sports advocates up in arms over the recently released draft legislative amendments for Pier 40, at least one lawmaker is saying local politicians now must “balance the various needs” of the W. Houston St. pier and Hudson River Park more sensibly. But time may be running […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | As the public-review process for the much-debated East Side Coastal Resiliency Project moves ahead, locals are having a chance to learn more about the current state of the plan and to weigh in on it. The project’s goal is to protect the East Side waterfront from E. 25th St. to Montgomery St. […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON Updated May 29, 8:00 p.m. | As expected, the legislative amendments being proposed by state lawmakers for Pier 40 include allowing commercial office development on the jumbo-sized W. Houston St. pier. However, the modifications also call for bumping up the amount of the pier’s public open space by 23 percent. But what the […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Local politicians will hold a public forum on Tues., May 28, on potential legislation to amend the Hudson River Park Act — possibly to allow commercial office use on Pier 40. While an area equivalent to 50 percent of the pier’s footprint can be used for some commercial purposes — like parking […]

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