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BY YANNIC RACK  |  It’s been a common sight in Battery Park City for years now: Cyclists, often tourists, rushing by on the popular Hudson River Greenway, the busiest bike path in the whole country, come to a sudden halt at Vesey or Albany Sts. After initial confusion, they usually continue their path along the […]

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BY ROSA KIM  |  When Christiane Fowler, 40, got to New York City in April, her legs and feet were badly swollen from walking over 600 miles. She had traveled from Pennsylvania to Syracuse in search of a place to live and arrived in New York City by walking and catching rides. When she got […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The Blue School at 241 Water St. is growing with a new additional location and middle school plans that includes offering sixth grade next year. Currently a preschool through fifth grade, the Blue School is converting 233 Water St. into classrooms, offices as well as a planned gym, rooftop playground, […]

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BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Rebecca Lepkoff, a renowned photographer who recorded the street life of the Lower East Side, where she was born and raised, died Sun., Aug. 17 in her home in Townshend, Vermont, where, in addition to her home in Manhattan, she lived part of the year with her family for the past […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Protesters gathered at One Police Plaza on Mon., Aug. 18, in a show of support for the people of Ferguson, Missouri, which was rocked by the police shooting of a black teenager, Michael Brown, and to vent anger at the New York Police Department. Larry Holmes, of the People’s Power […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  State government scrutiny of local landlords extended on Aug. 20 to Marolda Properties for alleged tenant harassment in Chinatown and the Lower East Side. Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a subpoena to the company that day as part of an ongoing investigation under the state Tenant Protection Unit. Tenant grievances against Marolda […]

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A vacation picture to die for A Russian tourist climbed a support beam of the Brooklyn Bridge on the Brooklyn side on Sun., Aug. 24 at 12:15 p.m. and took pictures, police say. Yaroslav Kolchin, 24, went past the security gate to scale the bridge and reached about 276 feet. A uniformed sergeant noticed Kolchin scaling […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  What do therapists and theater companies share, besides reliance upon people compelled to work through their issues? The common denominator used to be August — that thin window of opportunity to close shop and skip town without causing too much of an outcry from patrons in search of a cathartic experience. […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Protesters gathered at One Police Plaza on Mon., Aug. 18, in a show of support for the people of Ferguson, Missouri, which has been rocked by the police shooting of a black teenager, Michael Brown, and to vent anger at the New York Police Department. Larry Holmes, of the People’s […]

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BY LAUREN PRICE  |  Intertwined neighborhoods stretching from Gansevoort St. to 34th and from Broadway to the Hudson River, the Meatpacking District, the High Line and Chelsea are among Manhattan’s most sought after residential locales. The Meatpacking District runs roughly from Horatio St. west of Eighth Ave. north to W. 16th St. Within that cluster […]

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