John Fratta

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Financial District »

Southbridge Towers Residents Debate Affordable Housing Complex's Future

Owners will vote in July on whether to go private. At market rate, apartments may be worth $1 million.

SoHo »

SoHo Bike Dock to Remain in Former Art Spot Despite Outcry

Some locals say the DOT robbed the neighborhood of parkspace designated for public art.

Civic Center »

City Announces Deal to Sell Two Downtown Buildings for Nearly $250M

The developers have agreed to build a new audio-visual center for the community as part of the deal.

South Street Seaport »

Struggling Seaport No Longer Running From NYC Half-Marathon

Seaport residents are welcoming the race, hoping the thousands of visitors will support local businesses.

Financial District »

CB1 Holds Emergency Meeting to Assess Sandy Damage in Lower Manhattan

Fallout from the storm includes damage to local businesses and some buildings still without heat.

Pelham Parkway »

City Working to Save Trees Amid Pelham Parkway Construction

One tree will be lost between Stillwell Avenue and Eastchester Road for the parkway renovation project.

Pelham Parkway »

Group Wants to Help Rebuild Stable for Bronx Horse Dubbed 'Rusty'

A small group of area residents want to fix up a rundown horse stable on Pelham Parkway.

SoHo »

Italian-Americans Blast SoHo Jail Cell Art as an 'Insult' to Heritage

Critics say the public art project planned for Petrosino Square "desecrates" its namesake.

Little Italy »

Groups Want to Revive Gambling and 'Grease Pole' at San Gennaro Fest

Little Italy groups want the city to reinstate church basement poker and a greased pole climb contest.

Civic Center »

Cyclists Ride Through City Hall Park After Dismount Signs Removed

The city removed the "Please Dismount" signs after construction near the bike path finished.

Civic Center »

Wafels & Dinges Expands Dessert Empire

Belgian waffles will soon be available in City Hall Park and Prospect Park.

South Street Seaport »

South Street Seaport Workers Chose Not to Pull Fire Alarm During Blaze

Workers in the South Street Seaport mall did not pull the fire alarm during the recent blaze.

Downtown »

Downtown Residents Want to Chase NYC Half-Marathon Away

Residents are concerned about the noise and inconveniences the NYC Half-Marathon will bring.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

San Gennaro Festival Sails Through Community Board 2

After last year's battle over the historic festival, CB2 recommended approval on Thursday night.

Downtown »

City Proposes Cutting Street Fairs and Raising Permit Fees

The city has quietly suggested increasing fees for events that take up the street or sidewalk.