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BY JEFFERSON SIEGEL  |  A group of activist local veterans have put the lie to General Douglas MacArthur’s famous saying, “Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” For the fourth time in three years, several indomitable gaffers were arrested late last Friday night at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Water St. in Lower Manhattan. Their […]

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(ORIGINALLY POSTED MARCH 27, 2014) The Department of Health’s “NYC Rodent Academy” will hold a training session on how to safely and effectively manage rats and mice on a property or in the neighborhood at Independence Plaza on Thursday, April 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., 310 Greenwich St. The session is for anyone with […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Two weeks ago, Community Board 2 approved the Department of Transportation’s plan for a new parking-protected bike lane along Lafeyette St. and Fourth Ave. Last Thursday, D.O.T. returned to the board with a proposal that would provide the same upgrade to the current bike lanes along Hudson St. from Houston to […]

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  Former Yankee great Bernie Williams, top, was the featured guest at the Downtown Little League’s  Opening Day ceremonies Saturday in Battery Park City. He signed autographs and spoke to the players, who heard many cheers from parents along with some from Councilmember Margaret Chin, bottom left.  

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Downtown Express won two awards last weekend at the New York Press Association’s 2013 Better Newspaper Contest. in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Competing against newspapers of all circulations, the Express’ obituaries earned a third place award. “Told in a way that lets readers know who the deceased were, almost bringing them back to life,” one judge […]

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Thief targets stroller An unfortunate mother had to deal with yet another headache when her wallet was stolen after she dropped off her young child at a Tribeca nursery school on March 31, police said. The woman, 37, told cops she was taking her kid into the N. Moore St. entrance of the Tribeca Community […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Thousands of New York City seniors living in rent-regulated apartments may soon be able to celebrate a rent freeze, after a budget deal reached by the state Legislature. The state’s 2014-15 budget, which was approved on March 31, allows for a huge increase to the income limit for eligibility in the […]

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A former deputy mayor will now be joining the ranks of Community Board 1, along with three other new members recently appointed by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. Ninfa Segarra, who served as deputy mayor under former-Mayor Rudy Giulani in the ‘90s, also served as the final president of the New York City Board of […]

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  Battery Park City’s playgrounds receive near universal praise, but sometimes accidents are even more fun. The B.P.C. Parks Conservancy ended up creating a temporary discovery area last Saturday when it drained Lily Pond because of a broken pipe. Kevin McCabe, a conservancy spokesperson, said the pond will be refilled March 27, the fish are […]

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BY MICHAEL LYDON  |  On a grey and snowy Tuesday morning in the East Village, a trickle of senior citizens, bundled up in puffy winter coats, hats pulled over their ears, scarves wrapped around their necks and instrument cases large and small in their gloved hands, made their way to the Third Street Music School […]

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