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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The seriousness of the charges Tiffany Murdaugh — including assault in the second degree — faces is unusual in reckless driving cases that don’t involve a fatality, alcohol or fleeing from police. Murdaugh, 34, is accused of driving on the sidewalk to pass traffic early Monday morning on April 13 […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON    |  On Saturday, the Elizabeth St. Garden celebrated its volunteers on the second anniversary of the effort that has brought the all volunteer-run Little Italy garden to life as a vibrant community space. It was a beautiful “Manhattanhenge” weekend afternoon, as golden sunlight streamed perfectly through the garden along its central […]

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BY MIA RUPANI  |  Inspired by their mutual love for the “Harry Potter” series, sixth-grader Qian Qian and her friends agreed that after lending out books to friends, having them returned with the pages dog-eared was a pet peeve. Determined to make a change, they worked together to create a business they call Book Lovers. “We […]

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The Hudson River Park Trust has tapped restaurateur, Michael Dorf, founder and C.E.O. of City Winery in Tribeca, to run its eatery at Pier 26. Dubbed the City Vineyard, the glass-enclosed restaurant will offer vistas of the Hudson River as well of the Manhattan skyline and will have indoor and outdoor dining space that includes […]

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Thurs., June 4 – Wed., June 10 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK River-lock strikes Lower Manhattan once again with closures at the Hudson and East River crossings! In the Holland Tunnel, one New York-bound and one New Jersey-bound tube will close 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday and Friday nights. Expect delays at […]

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Teens arrested in Chinatown rape Three teenagers were arrested Tuesday for the raping and robbing of a woman, 33, early Monday morning, June 1, at 5 a.m., police say. Video from a Chinatown deli shows the woman, beaten and bleeding, walking into the store to ask for help, around 5:10 a.m., the New York Times […]

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BY JIM MELLOAN | Sometime in 1965 or ’66, I recall seeing an album by Tom Jones in Baron’s, the local drug store in Westfield, NJ. I thought he was the ugliest man I’d ever seen. Looking back on his album covers now, I can’t imagine which one it was. He doesn’t look at all bad […]

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BY REVEREND JEN (rev-jen.com) | This morning, I had a conversation with my boyfriend, Joe, which went something like this: Me: I would really love a burrito from Puebla Coffee Shop. Joe: It’s closed. Me: We could go to Benny’s Burrittos. Joe: It’s closed. Me: A falafel from Bereket? Joe: Closed. I wish we could go to […]

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THE UPPER ROOM What happens to the back-to-the-land movement when the sea threatens to claim the soil meant to sustain its participants? Set on an island off the north coast of Maine, the members of a one-thriving commune can all fit around a lone table. There, they gather to confront the changing environment — in […]

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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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