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Real Christmas Tree Too Dangerous for South Street Seaport, Manager Says

The South Street Seaport opted for a fake Christmas tree this year, after the real one blew over in 2010.

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Drunken Santas Terrorized Lower Manhattan During SantaCon, Locals Say

SantaCon participants have gotten out of control, drinking and urinating in public, residents said.

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Seaport Museum Asks for Funds to Repair Ship

The Seaport Museum hopes to restore the 1908 lightship Ambrose through funds it has requested form the city.

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J&R Drops Bid to Rename Park Row After Itself

Electronics giant J&R is no longer seeking to rename Park Row as "J&R Row."

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Businesses Brace for 4 Year Peck Slip Water Main Project

The $200 million project will start this month and will rip up streets along Peck Slip, worrying locals and businesses.

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Italian American Activists to Protest Rejection of Pier A Museum Proposal

Residents are expected to protest at Pier A in Battery Park on Saturday afternoon.

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Brooklyn Bridge Jackhammers Are Too Loud, City Admits

Residents say they are losing sleep because of the jackhammering during Brooklyn Bridge rehabilitation work.

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TriBeCa's NYPD Horses Moved to Make Way For WTC Command Post

The NYPD will temporarily replace the Varick Street stable with a World Trade Center command post.

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Seaport Beer Garden Derailed by Community Board Rules

A proposed upscale Pier 17 beer garden will not open at the beginning of May as planned.

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New Renderings Show Pier A Oyster Bar and Restaurant

The renovated Pier A could reopen to the public as soon as the summer of 2012.

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Little Italy 'Unity Rally' Designed to Intimidate San Gennaro Foes, Locals Say

Saturday's rally was originally a protest against a proposal to cut the annual San Gennaro festival short.

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Downtown Residents Demand Review of Indian Point Safety Measures

The Indian Point nuclear power plant is just 35 miles north of Manhattan and poses a risk to the city, residents say.

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Little Italy Gets Agita over Rejection of Pier A Italian Museum

Italian-Americans are criticizing the Battery Park City Authority's decision to put a restaurant on Pier A.

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Anne Compoccia, Outspoken Downtown Advocate, Dies at 62

Anne Compoccia chaired Community Board 1 for 12 years and was known for speaking her mind.

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Yellowfin Burger Pub to Replace Blarney Stone Bar on Fulton Street

PubOneBurger could open as soon as July and will feature fancy burgers.