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Police Blotter: Week of June 21, 2018

TAKEOUT Cops are hunting the crook who robbed a W. Houston Street diner on June 17. A worker told police the thief barged into the store between Greene and Mercer streets with one hand in his pocket at 7:50 pm, demanding cash. The woman forked over $250, and the robber fled with his ill-gotten bread, […]

Dates: Thursday, June 21 – Wednesday, June 27 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The Trump administration’s new policy of separating young children from their parents at the border will likely swell the number of protesters at the weekly Thursday Jericho Walk immigrant rights protest 11 a.m. to noon at Federal Plaza […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON The Howard Hughes Corporation has purchased an acre of undeveloped asphalt across the street from Peck Slip School, horrifying local preservationists, who are already manning the barricades in anticipation of another protracted fight against an oversized development. “Howard Hughes is now going to wade in on a controversy that has angered the […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA After more than a decade of work, 3 World Trade Center opened its doors on June 11. The 1,079-foot tower is the fourth to open under Silverstein Properties’ redevelopment of the WTC campus — which has transformed the Downtown skyline since the 9/11 attacks toppled the twin towers. The new tower’s debut […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Inaugurating the summer season Seaport style! So much to do! PARTY TIME… More than 100 friends and fans of Acqua Restaurante turned out for its Summer Kick-Off Party Monday night. What a blast! Neighbors and patrons drank, ate, chatted and danced to a duo performing Italian standards, dance favorites and the latest […]

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LESSON IN CRIME Police arrested an NYPD school safety officer accused of stealing a woman’s handbag at Chelsea High School on June 12. The victim told police that she left her bag inside the Sixth Avenue school between Dominick and Broome streets at 2:40 pm, and returned later to find that her bag was stolen. […]

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Dates: Thursday, June 14 – Wednesday, June 20 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR EID AL-FITR The Flag Day Parade will have children and others marching and waving stars and stripes Thursday, closing down Broadway from City Hall to Stone St. from about 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Downtown’s River to […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA A Stuyvesant High School student has been tapped for a prestigious scholarship program where students are given $10,000 and a lifetime of mentoring and resources. Joyce Wu, the recent Stuy grad headed to Yale University this fall, said she was surprised to be chosen as one of the 2018 Milken Scholars. “I […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA Downtown’s historically corporate streetscape is getting a welcome splash of color. A spread of murals dozens of feet high are in the works at 2 World Trade Center — where Silverstein Properties plans to build another soaring skyscraper as part of its nearly two-decade-long redevelopment of the WTC campus. But for now, […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA  Pier 26 is getting a makeover. After years of planning, Hudson River Park designers have managed to squeeze just about all of the community’s demands into one 97,000-square-foot space. The pier at North Moore Street in Tribeca, where construction is expected to begin in late summer, will feature extensive deck space and […]

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