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South Street Seaport »

Seaport Developer Pledges to Address the 'Height Issue' of Luxury Tower

The Howard Hughes Corporation, in a letter to the mayor, said they are working on the "height issue."

South Street Seaport »

Pols Want City's Inspection Report Before Seaport Buildings Are Torn Down

Five elected officials are asking for inspection reports for historic buildings demolition.

SoHo »

East Village Explosion Renews SoHo Residents' Fear of Fire Escape Removal

The FDNY is concerned about the potential removal of fire escapes from two Greene Street buildings.

East Village »

Tenant Coalition Files Four Lawsuits Against Landlord for Harassment

Tenants of four SMA Equities-owned buildings in the Lower East Side and Nolita are suing their landlord.

Chinatown »

Elected Officials Continue Push to Make Lunar New Year a School Holiday

Local elected officials urged Mayor Bill De Blasio to make Lunar New Year a school holiday.

SoHo »

Dolce & Gabbana Gets Massive Flagship in SoHo After Developer Skirts Rules

The Italian fashion brand will lease a 15,000-square-foot historic building on Mercer Street.

Financial District »

Lower Manhattan 'Shocked and Saddened' by Sheldon Silver's Arrest

Residents fear they've lost an advocate for "getting things done" after Silver was charged with fraud.

Civic Center »

Bill Would Force Landlords to Pay for Displaced Tenants' Temporary Shelter

Councilwoman Margaret Chin wants landlords of unsafe buildings to pay for tenants to live elsewhere.

Lower East Side »

DOE to Host Public Hearing on Success Academy's LES Location

Community members will be able to express their thoughts on a new charter school in the Lower East Side.

Lower East Side »

Make the Lower East Side a 'SantaCon Free Zone,' Anti-Bar Group Says

The LES Dwellers has asked local bar owners and elected officials to take a stand against SantaCon.

Financial District »

PHOTOS: Check Out the Controversial 494-Foot Tower Proposed for the Seaport

Howard Hughes reduced its proposed skyscraper more than 100 feet, but that's not enough, officials said.

Lower East Side »

Success Academy LES Relocation Needs a Public Hearing, Officials Say

State and local officials sent letters to Department of Education Chancellor Carmen Fariña this week.

Lower East Side »

Bring East River Ferry to LES and Brooklyn Heights, Officials Say

A dozen politicians urged the Economic Development Corporation to add two more ferry stops.

Greenwich Village »

Keep Village Senior Center Open, Advocates Beg Cardinal Dolan

The Our Lady of Pompeii Senior Center is in danger of closing when its lease expires is June 2015.

Lower East Side »

Halloween Party Aims to Delight Kids in Candy-Starved Lower East Side

The neighborhood caters to adults, but often neglects kiddie trick-or-treaters, organizers said.