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BY ZACH WILLIAMS   | Anne Pappenheim of Oxfordshire, England came to Chinatown for a different kind of tea Monday afternoon. She took it with milk, sugar and plenty of black tapioca balls at the bottom of her domed plastic cup. She had never drunk bubble tea before this week, but a classmate from her university days […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Southbridge Towers residents last week voted overwhelmingly to privatize their homes, and almost every vote counted because the supporters only got 10 more than they needed. The thousands of residents living at the middle income housing complex by the Seaport will be able to sell their apartments on the open market, […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The city has cut one third of the promised community space at a building that it sold to a developer. “I feel like I got the rug pulled out [from under] me,” said committee member Tammy Meltzer. “As a community member I feel that already I’m not getting what I […]

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The 15th annual Inside Tribeca Loft Tour to benefit Duane Park and Bogardus Plaza will take place on Sun., Oct. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $60 in advance and $65 the day of, but with 400 tickets available, they are often sold out by the event. The first of the four residences […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has received $301 million in federal money to fortify Lower Manhattan subways. More than 500 street openings — stairwells, elevators, escalators, sidewalk vents, access hatches and manholes — will either be capped by fixed or deployable covers, according to an announcement last month by Governor Cuomo’s […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  For a while, five months at least, it ranked among the great mysteries. Right up there with: How did they build Stonehenge? Where did they bury Jimmy Hoffa? And…why does that kooky guy dance around in a diaper in Union Square anyway? The mystery is now over — well, make that…sort of. Last […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |   Alexander Meadows officially announced his campaign for the 66th Assembly District two week ago. He’ll be challenging longtime incumbent Deborah Glick on Tues., Nov. 4. The 66th District includes the West Village, Hudson Square, Tribeca, Soho, Noho, the East Village west of First Ave. and a small part of Battery Park […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Tribeca elementary school P.S. 150 — a school that at one time was in danger of relocating to Chelsea — has just won the National Blue Ribbon Award. The award, administered by the U.S. Dept. of Education since 1982, is for schools that have “overall academic excellence” or “progress in […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  The hot air balloon that floated over the Seaport Sept. 28 and triggered mistaken fears about terrorism, was hired by the area’s biggest developer Howard Hughes Corp., and not the city — contrary to other media reports. “Several residents of the South Street Seaport expressed alarm, having received no prior notice and […]

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Panty raid Like a ‘50s-era trope by a frat house, a male-female team stole 200 pairs of underwear worth $2,700 from a Victoria’s Secret at 591 Broadway in Soho last week. Police say the woman stole the panties and shoved them into her bag while her partner played lookout.  The whole thing was caught on […]

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