How Lower Manhattan Voted: The Financial District

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(Editor’s Note: This is the second in an occasional series examining voting patterns in the recent Democratic Party primary election, which determined the nominee for the 65th Assembly District seat. Each installment in this series will look at a separate Lower Manhattan neighborhood. This installment focuses on the Financial District.) In the Financial District,
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How Lower Manhattan Voted: Battery Park City

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(Editor’s Note: This is the first in an occasional series examining voting patterns in the recent Democratic Party primary election, which determined the nominee for the 65th Assembly District seat. Each installment in this series will look at a separate Lower Manhattan neighborhood. This installment focuses on Battery Park City.) The 65th Assembly District stretches
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Mecca for Millennials

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If walking the streets of Lower Manhattan makes you feel a tad ancient these days, it’s not your imagination. The square mile below Chambers Street is now home to more than 21,000 millennials (people aged between 18 and 34), and the median age among all Lower Manhattan residents is 32 years old, according to a […]

Doing Good While Doing Well

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The owners of 28 Liberty Street (formerly known as Chase Manhattan Plaza) are donating office space worth as much as $1.7 million to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), to support “Workspace,” its nine-month studio residency program. The donation consists of 35,000 square feet of office space on the building’s 24th floor. With offices near […]

Flood of Ideas, Dearth of Dollars

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The City government agency that will decide how and when to storm-proof Lower Manhattan will host an Open House meeting in Battery Park City tonight (October 6), starting at 6pm, in the event space at Six River Terrace (opposite the Irish Hunger Memorial and next to Le Pain Quotidien restaurant). “We have the Lower Manhattan […]

Happy 95th Birthday Jon Hendricks

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Legendary Jazz lyricist and singer Jon Hendricks recently celebrated his 95th birthday at the Iridium Jazz Club in midtown with his daughters Aria and Michelle on stage and a few hundred fans in the audience. Jon is considered one of the originators of vocalese, which adds lyrics to existing instrumental songs and replaces many instruments […]

The Mystery and Melancholy of a Street

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The Battery Park City Committee of Community Board 1 (CB1) will meet this evening (Wednesday, October 5) to consider a resolution opposing the recent initiative by the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) to formulate options for reconfiguring South End Avenue. All interested members of the public are invited to attend and offer their opinions at […]

Literary Salons Message: Never Give Up

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Being a writer is tough and being a parent and a writer is twice as tough. Tenacity, as well as perfecting the balancing act that comes into play while raising kids and finding the time and place to write, is a challenge many writers face. Milda M. DeVoe, a mother of two children, started Lower […]

Piles of Money

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Pier 40, a recreational facility that youth athletic leagues serving Lower Manhattan depend upon is slowing falling into the Hudson River, but nobody knows exactly how much it will cost to repair. And that unanswered question makes it impossible to know whether a proposed air-rights deal that will allow real estate developers to build a […]

Go West, Horace Greeley, Go West (or The Day Horace Greeley Took His Own Advice)

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Horace Greeley has greeted hundreds of millions of New Yorkers and out-of-towners alike over the past hundred years with a nod of his head as they scoot past his curious perch in City Hall Park. You can find him along the path between City Hall and the Tweed Courthouse sitting in the grass and taking […]