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Police Blotter: Week of Jan. 18, 2018

SNATCH BACK A thief nabbed a phone from a woman’s hand on Prince Street on Jan. 12, but the gal proved she was no chump, and managed to reclaim her cell. The victim told police she was near Mercer Street at 7 pm, when the goon grabbed her iPhone 8 and made a run for […]

BY REBECCA FIORE After an impassioned hour-long debate pitting public safety verses civil rights, Community Board 1’s Land Use Committee unanimously voted to endorse the construction of two elevator entrances to the Broad Street J/Z subway station, at its Jan. 8 meeting, The glass elevators, which would sit at the intersection of Broad Street and […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY It’s not your imagination. Kids are getting more anxious, depressed, and hypersensitive. A teacher in Education Week magazine wrote that, anxiety “has become the most significant obstacle to learning among my adolescent students.” They’re not only skipping homework assignments, they’re skipping school — weeks and weeks of it. “School refusal,” as it’s […]

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BY REBECCA FIORE The Lower Manhattan business boosters at the Downtown Alliance want to hear from locals about ideas on how to make the notoriously unwelcoming “frozen zone” around the New York Stock Exchange a more open and inviting space. The Alliance has recently put a survey online — “A More Welcoming Broad + Wall” […]

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Dates: Thursday, January 18 – Wednesday, January 24 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The city may never sleep, but it’s not a good week to be traveling late, with subway disruptions and overnight work at the Holland Tunnel. If you’re going to Midtown to a show this week or next, or […]

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 PANTY RAID A pervy panty lover stole scads of underwear from a Broadway lingerie store on Jan. 5. Surveillance footage shows a man waltzing into the retailer between Prince and W. Houston streets at 1:20 pm, and then he gathered up no-fewer-than 72 pairs of panties before breezing past the register with his ill-gotten undies. […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON It’s a fishy situation. Local civic honchos and preservationists championing Downtown’s historic South Street Seaport District are fuming after the city’s Economic Development Corporation falsly claimed to  New York real estate magazine that members of Community Board 1 were kept informed of a controversial scheme to bulldoze a historic 1939 Fulton Fish […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON In response to local civic honchos, the Battery Park City Authority plans to have some of its security guards deputized by the NYPD with the authority to issue summonses and haul scoundrels off to jail. Community Board 1’s BPC Committee complained at a Jan. 3 meeting that the neighborhood’s current security force […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW FAIRY-TALE ROMANCE… You could call it a combination of “On The Waterfront,” “It Happened One Night,” and “Clueless.” It’s definitely the “Love Story” of the Seaport — with a touch of Bollywood. The story spans two continents and three oceans. A girl from Hong Kong meets a dude from California in the […]

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Dates: Thurs., Jan. 11–Wed., Jan. 17 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FOR POST-SNOW TRASH COLLECTION, AND MONDAY FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY Well, the so-called “bomb cyclone” snow storm is long gone, but the effort to clear 13 inches of snow has left some trash and recycling to pick up. […]

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