Newsletter: Apr. 19

Taste of Battery Park CityHelicopter by KCMILITARY HELICOPTERS SCARE LOWER MANHATTAN
Around 9 p.m. on Tuesday night, helicopters with minimal lights began buzzing through the neighborhood at extremely low altitudes. Needless to say, in an area understandably wary of aircraft, people were upset.

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NYPD 1st PrecinctMEET YOUR NEW COMMUNITY POLICE OFFICERS
The citywide neighborhood policing program has finally made its way to Lower Manhattan: Pairs of officers have been assigned to four areas within the 1st Precinct, with their cell phones and email addresses made available to the public.

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courtesy Grand BanksSEEN & HEARD
••• 4/16: Jewelry store burgled. Plus: The Ghostbusters firehouse is completely revealed, but one of the sidewalk icons is gone; Taste of Battery Park City is this weekend; “Ray Donovan” shoot; W. Broadway condo update; 3 World Trade Center’s hoist is nearly removed.
••• 4/17: A better look inside Trader Joe’s (which will have at least 29 registers). Plus: Grand Banks opens Friday for drinks (above); Cass Lilien’s note to the thief who burgled her studio; thoughts on a first visit to Frenchette; free paper shredding at Duane Park; Anyway Café on Broome; Barney Savage Gallery show.
••• 4/18: The World Trade Center Performing Arts Center is taking shape. Plus: Chipotle and Blaue Gans have reopened; Peanuts murals by various artists; bubble tea shop now open on Chambers; celebrate mushroom sustainability at Graffiti Earth; when Grand Banks will start serving food; “Big Bank Attack” shoot.

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Thomas Street in the 1980sTRIBECA THEN AND NOW: SOUTH TRIBECA
Remember when United Rubber had a store on Warren Street?

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Warren Street Dog ParkSHOWDOWN AT THE WARREN STREET DOG PARK
The community group that oversees the dog park says that the city is demanding changes without accepting responsibility—“stripping the park down to nothing, and leaving nothing in its wake.”

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courtesy Rivington TattooIN THE NEWS
••• 4/16: Judge’s ruling on crane collapse. Plus: What’s up at the building with Azabu in the basement; anti-Chick-fil-A rant; Hudson River Park’s financial situation; Tribeca Film Festival family event; history of a Broadway building; is Mattress Firm in trouble?
••• 4/17: Helicopter ban proposed again. Plus: Chef Paul Liebrandt returns to cook in Tribeca through May; group portrait of artists who never left Tribeca or Soho; Resy to withhold popular booking times; tattoo parlor setting up at Saks Fifth Avenue (above).
••• 4/18: Pipe-wielding attacker. Plus: Television network is said to be mulling a move to Hudson Square; city bans doors-off helicopter flights from the Downtown Manhattan heliport; remembering the legendary Pier 34 art show and when Battery Park City was a beach.

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courtesy BKPilatesANOTHER PILATES STUDIO IS OPENING HERE
BKPilates, which has outposts in Sheepshead Bay and the Flatiron District, will soft-open a Tribeca studio next week.

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