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Letters, Week of Aug. 27, 2015

Southbridge Mass appeal To The Editor: I am writing in rebuttal to the comments made in a recent article concerning Mass being said in the community room at Southbridge Towers (news article, Aug. 13 – 26, “Mass exodus at Southbridge: Church services end”).  There is a statement in the article saying that the service in […]

Thurs., Aug. 27 – Wed., Sept., 2 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Battle at the Meadowlands means more traffic on Manhattan streets! The Giants and Jets face off in a pre-season match 7 p.m. Saturday at MetLife Stadium. About 75,000 fans turned out last year, so a crush of drivers will take to […]

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Chinatown fizzle Long-suffering Knick fans of a certain age might recall Michael Ray Richardson’s famed “the ship be sinking,” when they hear the latest with the Chinatown Working Group. The group is losing membership and even Anthony Wong, the group’s co-chairperson, acknowledged, “it’s the same thing every meeting.”  The Chinatown organization formed seven years ago […]

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Last Friday afternoon, deadly violence hit Hudson Square as a disgruntled former federal worker shot and killed a security guard at the federal building at 201 Varick St. at Houston St. After shooting the guard, the man encountered a friend in the lobby who he knew from the New York Athletic Club, who slowly backed […]

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The South Street Seaport Museum received $10.4 million in much needed federal money this month to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy three years ago. On Aug. 13, the museum and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler announced the funds, which come in the form of a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Nadler said the allocation […]

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Panhandler slams victim A 59-year-old man was viciously attacked after he refused to give money to a panhandler in the Financial District, police say. The man, who lives in Queens, was walking to the train on Fri., Aug. 14 when the panhandler approached him a little after 3 p.m. near West Broadway and Park Place, […]

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BY YANNIC RACK  |  Three friends from Long Island, Christina, Millie and Jessica, made the long trip to Downtown Manhattan to celebrate Millie’s birthday last week. They hadn’t made a restaurant reservation, however, and at around noon they were a little early for drinks, too. Instead, they joined a steadily growing queue of visitors from […]

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A Chinatown travel agent was indicted for allegedly swindling and stealing around $45,000 from customers — targeting the Chinese community, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced Tuesday. Vivian Cheng, a 46-year-old Queens resident, has been charged in New York State Supreme Court with several counts of grand larceny in the third and fourth […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |  The Battery Park City Authority last week announced a new head for the neighborhood’s parks after the controversial ouster of Tessa Huxley as its leader last month. Huxley, 62, who apparently is being forced out, will continue temporarily as executive director of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, which she steered and led for […]

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FringeNYC Review by Scott Stiffler THE UNIVERSE OF MATT JENNINGS Writer: Matt Jennings / Director: Levi Austin Morris 1 hour There are only slightly more stars in heaven than there are one-person shows about growing up and growing into yourself. But by planting a rainbow flag firmly in the domain of sci-fi mega-fandom, Matt Jennings — […]

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