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BAD COP Cops are hunting a man accused of impersonating a cop to intimidate a man on Platt Street on May 11. The victim told police he was speaking with the suspect wearing an “NYC” ball cap near William Street at 10:15 pm, when the man allegedly announced himself as a cop and threatened to […]

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Dates: Thursday, June 7 – Wednesday, June 13 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK State DOT this week began installing new security infrastructure including bollards, curbs, etc. on the Hudson River greenway in Lower Manhattan near Chambers St./Stuyvesant High School and in Chelsea, replacing the ugly and constricting Jersey barriers placed there […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Talk about a free fall! The Brookfield shopping center in Battery Park City hosted a high-flying tumbling act last week that combined music with death defying acrobatic stunts. Three days of free performances beginning May 24 were held on the waterfront by the marina. Choreographer Elizabeth Streb’s Singular Extreme Actions show, which […]

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JUICE JACKED A burglar carried off a cash register from inside a Prince Street juice shop on May 25. A witness told police she saw the thief slinking off with a parcel from inside the lobby of her residential building between Thompson Street and West Broadway at 4 am, and, upon further investigation, detectives realized […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY Rain soaked the food feast, but that didn’t keep the hardy denizens of Tribeca away from the 24th edition of Taste of Tribeca on May 19. The raincoats and umbrellas came out as well as babies in rain-proofed covered strollers. The cold, wet rain may just have increased everyone’s appetite — or […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON The city did something right! Downtown residents living around Peck Slip Park offered rare praise to Parks Department officials at a meeting at South Bridge Towers on May 15, after the agency presented new plans that preserved the park’s open space and axed the installation of a much-loathed sculpture resembling the ribs […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance has announced charges against a construction company for stealing $1.7 million in wages and defrauding the state’s insurance fund by millions of dollars. More than 500 construction workers building some of the most notable new high-rises in Manhattan — including two Downtown Marriott hotels — were scammed […]

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Dates: Thurs., May 31–Wed., June 6 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Brooklyn Bridge Alert! Downtown’s Foley Square has Jericho Walks this Thursday and Friday related to immigrant advocates’ outrage over two different issues regarding children, and an anti-gun march Saturday. Friday’s rush hour rally from 5 to 6:30 p.m. is part of […]

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SHARP DRESSER Cops are hunting a man suspected of two armed robberies at Downtown businesses last month. On May 5, the suspect allegedly nabbed $150 worth of clean laundry from a Fulton Street dry cleaner between Front and Water streets at 2:50 pm, and then drew a knife on a worker who tried to stop […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA The East Coast’s largest Holi Hai festival took over Governors Island on May 12. The traditional Hindu festival was a hit for thousands of New Yorkers — and the drizzling rain and chilly temperatures didn’t stop the music, dance and powdered colors for the 9th-annual NYC Holi Hai celebration. “Even in that […]

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