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Downtown Real Estate Bounces Back Strong and Tight

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

376px-Butterfield_House_37_West_12th_Street Low inventory is the story, market-wide By David Gibbons That the financial crisis is over and our economy is in full recovery is old news—at least from the viewpoint of several high-profile real estate insiders, all experts on the downtown market. “The word ‘recession’ is not even used in the last six to nine months,” [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Bus Strike, Canal Street Building Collapse, Little League in Limbo

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Baseball3(as) Bus Strike Hits Parents of the 152,000 New York City children who rely on school buses to get them to classes every day braced for the bus driver strike last week. The city is paying for MetroCards and reimbursing parents’ auto expenses for taking their kids to school and picking them up, and attendance was [&hellip
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Battery Park City School Overcrowding at ‘Breaking Point’

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

No_School_Today Parents hope petition will force city, DOE to act Parents in Lower Manhattan say that overcrowding at Battery Park City School (P.S. 276) is nearing a breaking point, and they have launched an online petition demanding that Mayor Bloomberg and the city’s Department of Education take decisive action and limit the number of incoming kindergarten [&hellip
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High Speed Crash at the Lower Manhattan Irish Hunger Memorial

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Stolen car ends joyride at the memorial’s northern wall It was a scary Sunday for Battery Park City. Around 5 p.m. this past weekend, 24-year-0ld Antoine Odom stole a car from a nearby rental lot and sped away, eventually crashing his car into the Irish Hunger Memorial and confusing the entire neighborhood. Odom apparently flew [&hellip
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Major MTA Restorations, Expansions in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News

by Adel Manoukian It’s long-awaited good news for Brooklynites and Manhattan residents. State Senator Daniel Squadron announced today that the MTA has made many service expansions and restorations in the two boroughs. The MTA will create a brand new Brooklyn Tech Triangle bus route which the senator and stakeholders will lead the effort for. Other [&hellip
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Downtown Social: Commuters, Tourists Stop to Get Fresh Produce in Battery Park City

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Downtown Social, Our Town Downtown

Text by Adel Manoukian Photos by Jonathan Springer For most, the Staten Island Ferry is part of the daily commute (for those who live on the borough) or a much-needed respite from a busy Manhattan-based vacation (for the visitor). Now, the Staten Island Ferry’s terminal is also the site of a much-praised outdoor farmer’s market. [&hellip
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Searching for Downtown Prodigies: The Talented Ms. Filsoof

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Breaking News

By Beth Mellow “Now that I’m doing martial arts, I’m toughening up,” 16-year-old Rachel Filsoof joked. The actress, singer, dancer and Professional Children’s School junior has been training in mixed martial arts for the past three months for a film. The yet-to-be-titled picture will be released in theaters in 2013, and Filsoof has a lead [&hellip
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Downtown Alliance Kicks Off Holiday Shopping Campaign and Welcomes New Connection Fleet

Written by admin on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Lower Manhattan DOWNTOWN ALLIANCE KICKS OFF HOLIDAY SHOPPING CAMPAIGN AND WELCOMES NEW CONNECTION FLEET Last week, the Downtown Alliance launched its fourth annual Holiday Shopping campaign. Alongside print and outdoor advertising, direct mailings and promotions, the Alliance has released the 2012 Lower Manhattan Shopping & Dining Guide, designed to showcase the district’s 1,300 options for [&hellip
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