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A pier without peer: Pier 26 promises unique, eco-oriented attraction unlike anything on the water front

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA Hudson River Park “broke ground” at Pier 26 on Tues., Oct. 9, as local politicians and community leaders celebrated the driving of the final pile for the Tribeca pier. The next step will see a platform added atop the piles. The long-awaited pier is expected to open in 2020 with lounge areas, […]

BY BILL EGBERT Carver Federal Savings Bank was founded in 1948 with a mission to serve African Americans who at the time were shut out of mainstream financial services. Over the past seven decades as an historically minority-managed community bank, Carver has experienced firsthand the benefits of diversity throughout all levels of its organization. Today, […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA The City Council held a hearing on Thurs., Sept. 27, on 25 bills targeting the problem of lead exposure across the city, all part of an approach to reduce lead poisoning instances to zero. But tucked into the hefty package of bills are two from City Councilwoman Margaret Chin targeting an issue […]

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SNACK ATTACK Cops busted a 17-year-old kid for allegedly attacking a store clerk while stealing chips, ice cream, and a 20-ounce soda from a Canal Street bodega on Oct. 8. A worker told police he spotted the kid attempting to slip out of the deli between W. Broadway and Sixth Avenue with the ill-gotten snacks […]

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Thurs., Oct. 18–Wed., Oct. 24  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  The Bikes are Coming!  Early Sunday morning some of Lower Manhattan’s major roadways will have partial closures as Bike MS: New York City shuts some of the West Side Highway, FDR Drive, Holland Tunnel, and Battery Park Underpass. Police will use […]

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Are you impressed with our beautiful pink cover recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness month? I hope so, and I do hope you stop and read the pages that give you — both men and women — information that can save your life. As a breast-cancer survivor myself I know the critical need for timely mammograms. I […]

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BY JAMES HARNEY These days, to find a potentially cancerous breast tumor, surgeons at Bellevue Hospital Center simply “Scout” it out. New high-tech equipment is in place in the breast surgery operating room at Bellevue that uses infrared rays to probe breasts for lesions that need to be surgically removed. Dr. Kathie-Ann Joseph, Chief of […]

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BRUISED APPLE A thief beat and robbed a man on Varick Street on Oct. 4, taking his $1,000 iPhone. The victim told police he was waiting for a Lyft driver to pick him up between W. Houston and King streets at 10:30 pm, when some goon cold cocked him right in the kisser, before grabbing […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA Thirty firefighters exposed to World Trade Center toxins have helped researchers at New York University’s medical school to identify a specific set of substances in their blood that helped to predict which 9/11 survivors would develop lung disease. The researchers analyzed levels of hundreds of different metabolites — molecules the body makes […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A private school near the South Street Seaport that was created by the founding members of the Blue Man Group celebrated the grand opening of a new satellite facility last month, which will allow the school to double enrollment while expanding its athletic and teaching capabilities, according to school’s headmistress. “This campus […]

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