Tetsu, at 78 Leonard St., is scheduled to open by January 2013.
The city plans to install a new crossing sign on Beekman Street between William and Gold streets.
The barricades around the "Charging Bull" sculpture have been up for nearly nine months.
Residents don't want the historic Pier A to turn into a tourist destination.
P.S. 276 will open a fifth section of kindergarten in the fall of 2012, staff said.
New Amsterdam market wants to expand into South Street Seaport buildings, but developers don't want it.
Mulino a Vino is opening at 279 Church St. with a sampling of high-end wines including a $4,000 bottle.
Some residents of 170 John St. worry the new restaurant will bring noise and crowds to their block.
The city plans to add new pedestrian plazas to Whitehall and State streets.
So far more than 4,500 people have registered for a stake in the $2.8 billion Victim Compensation Fund.
The sculpture damaged in 9/11 will go into storage at JFK Airport, officials said.
Four of Downtown's five zoned elementary schools have kindergarten waitlists, school staff said.
Michael White, known for haute Italian cuisine, will serve up American food in TriBeCa.
Taxi drivers and residents spoke at a hearing about the proposal.
After a crane dropped steel beams at the WTC in Feb., the city ordered contractors to lighten their load.
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