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Public forum on Pier 40 and its future

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 […]

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A recently released summary of community feedback on the design of Gansevoort Peninsula is inaccurate, according to Community Board 2 residents. The summary drafted by the Hudson River Park Trust states that community members want the 5.56-acre space to sport a soccer field, open green space and some sort of water-related feature, […]

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Greenwich Village Little League held its Opening Day ceremonies Sat., April 6, at Pier 40, at W. Houston St. A full lineup of local politicos was on hand, including Congressmember Jerrold Nadler, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, state Senators Brad Hoylman and Brian Kavanagh, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, City Comptroller Scott Stringer and District Leader candidate […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A public meeting was held in Greenwich Village on March 27 to get design ideas from the community for an upcoming renovation of Mercer Playground. New York University has pledged $380,000 for upgrades to the playground as part of its Core Plan commitment to the neighborhood, which will invest in local community […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The Lower East Side Girls Club will honor Colin Kaepernick and the Know Your Rights Camp at its Spring Fling Gala on Wed., April 10, at the Angel Orensanz Center, at 172 Norfolk St. Kaepernick was a quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers for seven seasons, and led them in the 2012 […]

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Two Yankee greats, one of whom started out as a Yankee foe, and another major leaguer who was a perennial rival of the Bronx Bombers were sworn into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tues., Jan. 22. Lower East Side lensman Damien Acevedo was on hand at the St. Regis Hotel on E. 55th St. […]

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BY CLAYTON PATTERSON | On Sun., Jan. 20, Overthrow New York, at Nine Bleecker St., put on a free event for 50 youth from ages 10 to 23. The idea was that boxing can improve health, like eating the proper foods, and helps young people learn to channel and release aggression and anger. There were two […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | The Hudson River Park Trust is making headway on its renovation plan for Downtowners’ sports haven, Pier 40. Since repairs began in late April on the pier’s roughly 3,600 piles — the steel columns upon which the pier sits — the Trust’s contractors have repaired about 700, or 20 percent of […]

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Putting the “fun” in baseball fundamentals, the Greenwich Village Little League kicked off its 2018 season with Opening Day festivities at Pier 40, at W. Houston St., on April 12. Proudly toting colorful team banners, the youths — ranging from T-ballers to Majors Division players — and their parents and parent / coaches filled the […]

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Edgar Berlanga, born in Brooklyn, but now residing on the Lower East Side, was an extremely hyper child. Looking for ways to channel his energy, his parents encouraged him to try different sports. But after being introduced to the “sweet science” at the age of 7, Edgar put all his attention into perfecting his newfound […]

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