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Program Helps Asian Americans Triple Ranks on Chinatown Community Board

CB3, which represents much of Chinatown, has 12 Asian-American board members.

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Bloomberg Picks WTC Arts Board Members, Averts Massive Funding Loss

Mayor Michael Bloomberg named five people to the performing arts center's board Dec. 29, 2011.

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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.

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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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TriBeCa Residents Push for Permanent Pedestrian Plaza on Hudson Street

The Friends of Bogardus Garden want to make the plaza at Hudson and Chambers streets permanent.

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Construction Leaves Pier A Open to the Elements, Preservationists Say

Workers have removed most of the windows at Pier A, a landmarked 125-year-old building.

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Methadone Clinic Drops Bid to Move Downtown Following Local Opposition

A proposed methadone clinic from Gramercy Park Services will not move to 90 Maiden Lane, the owner said.

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Proposed Methadone Clinic Not Welcome Downtown, Residents Say

A methadone clinic wants to move into 90 Maiden Lane, upsetting Downtown residents. 

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Former Battery Park City Authority VP Blasts Mass Firings

Leticia Remauro, former vice president at the BPCA, attended a community meeting Dec. 6, 2011.

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One-Third of 9/11 Memorial Ticket Holders Are No-Shows

Roughly one-third of those who reserve free tickets to the 9/11 Memorial don't show up for their visit, officials said.

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TriBeCa Bar Biddy Early's Ditches Beer Pong Table for Family Vibe

Biddy Early's, at 43 Murray St., will reopen as Woodrow's early next year. The bar plans to get rid of its beer pong table in favor of a family steakhouse vibe.

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City Releases Revised School Rezoning Plan for District 2

The DOE's new plan sends some children zoned for P.S. 234 in TriBeCa to P.S. 1 in Chinatown instead.

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City Can't Afford $1M-a-Year Gym at Millennium High School

The city cannot afford to spend $1 million a year renting a gym space for Millennium High School, School Construction Authority President Lorraine Grillo said.

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Pols Push Bloomberg to Enforce Noise, Sanitation Laws At Zuccotti Park

Lower Manhattan officials are urging the mayor to stamp out drumming, public urination, and excessive police barricades around Zuccotti Park.

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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.