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St. Mark's Bookshop Celebrates Survival

The St. Mark's Bookshop celebrated a rent reduction and clearance of debt on Thursday night.

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Governors Island Wants Low-Flying Helicopters to Buzz Off

Frequent helicopter flights over Governors Island disturb visitors, the park superintendent said.

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Mark Ruffalo Joins Rally Against Hydrofracking at BMCC

Mark Ruffalo and hundreds of others rallied against hydrofracking at BMCC Wednedsay.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Gas Outage at Lower East Side's Smith Houses Threatens Thanksgiving

Sixteen families within Alfred E. Smith Houses could be without gas on Thanksgiving, prompting elected officials to act and the residents' association to raise funds for food.

Downtown »

Convert Tweed Courthouse to a School, Downtown Pol Says

State Sen. Daniel Squadron suggested that the Department of Education vacate its offices at Tweed Courthouse to make way for a school.

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Downtown Hospital Gets New Ambulances

New York Downtown Hospital now has more ambulances on call around the clock in Lower Manhattan.

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Occupy Wall Street Gets Porta-Potties

Occupy Wall Street installed three portable toilets outside 52 Broadway, the United Federation of Teachers' headquarters.

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Wall Street Barricades Return Hours After Being Removed

The police barricades meant to deter Occupy Wall Street protesters and that led the struggling Milk Street Cafe to fire 21 staff members were back up again Wednesday night.

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City Removes Barricades That Blocked Struggling Wall Street Cafe

The city removed the metal police barricades from Wall Street Wednesday as Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson dined at a struggling Wall Street Cafe that said it had to lay off workers because of the lockdown.

East Village & Lower East Side »

MTA to Increase L Train Service by Next Year

The MTA announced a plan Monday increase the amount of weekend and weekday trains on the L line by summer 2012.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Advocates Call on City to Remove Illegal East Village Penthouse Addition

Tenants of 515 E. Fifth St. joined elected officials Tuesday to call on the city to enforce its ruling.

East Village & Lower East Side »

MTA Looks to Increase L Train Service as Ridership Rises

The MTA said the increase could come by next year after an inquiry into weekend service by State Sen. Daniel Squadron.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Chinatown's Stinky Street Puddles a Drain on Community, Pols Say

State Sen. Daniel Squadron called on the city to address Chinatown's "ponding" problem.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Libraries Forgive Kids' Fines

The city's libraries are offering kids a chance to eliminate their overdue fines.

Downtown »

'Survivor Tree' Planted in Battery Park to Mark Rebirth of Lower Manhattan

A 'Survivor Tree' was planted in Battery Park Monday to represent the rebirth of lower Manhattan on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

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