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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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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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