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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Captain Mark Iocco always knew he wanted to be a cop. Recently appointed the commanding officer of the First Precinct, Iocco said he followed in his father’s footsteps. “My father was a role model,” he said in a phone interview last week. Born in Italy, his father “came here and […]

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BY SARA HENDRICKSON  |  At a public meeting on Mon., May 11, at the L.G.B.T. Center to “unveil” the Village’s new middle school at 75 Morton St., the crowd of 150 people had a few anxious questions, but most of all, the mood was gleeful celebration that the school would finally open its doors in […]

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BY MIA RUPANI  |  With summer quickly approaching, activity at Piers 25 and 26 in Tribeca near N. Moore St. is picking up. The piers are part of Hudson River Park, which extends from 59th St. south to Battery Park City. Hudson River Park  (hudsonriverpark.org) has a plethora of activities planned throughout the summer for […]

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It is time for another jam-packed season at Governors Island, which will opens on Sat., May 23. There will be favorites returning and new programming on the island, which will be open until September 27. The Billion Oyster Project will exhibit its work to restore a billion oysters to the New York Harbor. Just in […]

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Harassers & thieves on Stone St. A good Samaritan tried to stop two men from harassing a woman and ended up having his iPhone stolen. On Tues., May 12, at around 5 p.m., a 27-year-old saw two men bothering a woman at the corner of Broad and Stone Sts. in the Financial District and told them […]

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| BY SCOTT STIFFLER THE FLATIRON HEX The Empire State Building has it beat on height — but mere blocks away, an equally iconic (and just as sexy) structure straddles Fifth & Broadway, has a district named after it and played The Daily Bugle in several “Spider-Man” films. Now, New York’s only building shaped like […]

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BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | 2015 TRIENNIAL: SURROUND AUDIENCE The New Museum’s Triennial signifies the only recurring international exhibition in New York City devoted to early-career artists from around the world. Besides providing an important platform for an emergent generation of contemporary artists, it embodies the institution’s 37-year commitment to exploring the future of culture through the art of today. This […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Brookfield Office Properties and their partners unveiled plans for a shortened season at North Cove Marina Tuesday night — and reverberations from the former operator’s ousting were felt. David Cheikin, senior vice president of leasing for Brookfield Office Properties, introduced the partners who will run the marina as well as […]

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Coyotes are so hot right now, with neighborhood sightings the activity du jour. Lower Manhattan has finally been graced with the animal’s presence: a coyote was seen near North Cove Marina Saturday morning in Battery Park City, April 25, police say. The First Precinct was on the case and went to the marina to find […]

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Police handcuffing a protester last week near Union Square at a #BlackLivesMatter protest spurred by the killing of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. More than 140 people were arrested at the April 29 demonstration.    — Downtown Express photo by Zach Williams

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