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River runs are a constant in an ever-changing world

BY MICHELE HERMAN  |  When I first started running, my route was a length of old riverfront asphalt marked off by splintered piers, and the World Trade Center — that bland beacon — was always up ahead. My kids were 6 and 3 and I was a full-time mom, and it felt delicious to be read more here »

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Letters, week of March 15, 2012

Please, think of the birds! To The Editor: Re “City spins idea for wind rotors atop buildings” (news article, Feb. 23); and “The answer isn’t blowin’ in the wind, not at C.B. 2” (news article, March 1): The possibility of wind turbines being installed anywhere in Manhattan is alarming. While many municipalities are doing what read more here »

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Welcome, Maggie Boepple

Lower Manhattan has become accustomed to waiting. As far as the “Freedom Tower,” or One W.T.C., we waited for an appropriate design and an appropriate name. As for the National September 11 Memorial, we waited for the 10-year anniversary and an unveiling that would satisfy family members and the world. Now Lower Manhattan is awaiting read more here »

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Scene, week of March 8, 2012

[media-credit name="Photo by Jefferson Siegel " align="aligncenter" width="448"][/media-credit] On a recent warm day in Washington Square Park, Andrea Cacito, 19, from Brooklyn, spent time with some fine, feathered friends.

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Reflections of an old freak in the new East Village

BY BILL WEINBERG  |  The week the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, I moved into my current digs in the enclave today known as Noho. Then, to the extent that it had a name at all, it was the Bowery. That thoroughfare itself was still the domain of the down and out, and read more here »

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Letters week of March 8, 2012

Pointless passion and noise To The Editor: Re “ ‘Priest of O.W.S.’ says to expect shock and awe” (news article, March 1): I hope they “shock and awe” in parks all over Community Board 1, especially by the homes of the C.B. 1 members who love the movement so much. Notice, he speaks about how read more here »

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Stop Chelsea Market Plan

Some rezoning plans require repeated trips to the drawing board before they’re worthy of certification by City Planning. Others are fundamentally flawed at their core, no matter what accommodations might be made. Jamestown Properties’ plan to vertically expand their iconic Chelsea Market property by adding 240,000 square feet of office space and a 90,000-square-foot boutique read more here »

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BY MARGARET S. CHIN   |  This past January marked that start of a process that comes around only once every 10 years: redistricting. Redistricting is a process during which the congressional, state and City Council legislative district lines are redrawn to reflect changes in population according to the 2010 Census. I want to take read more here »

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Help heal our heroes

By early June, Dr. John Howard, the administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program portion of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, will rule on whether to add cancer to the list of illnesses covered under the bill. Almost a year ago, Howard concluded that cancer should not be covered, citing a read more here »

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Letters, week of March 1, 2012

Some serious truth, finally! To The Editor: Re “Phony letters sink expansion plan for Mulberry Mall” (news article, Feb. 23): Thank you for this serious and truthful piece of reporting. Too often the blogs and small presses report frivolous claims and reflect a bias in favor of the food and alcohol businesses. I had almost read more here »

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