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BY ARTHUR PICCOLO Have you ever heard of Hercules Mulligan? You should have. Over 100 years ago, at its annual meeting at Fraunces Tavern, the American Irish Historical Society noted the fact that the great Irish American Hercules Mulligan had yet to receive the recognition he deserved for his role in American history. They expressed […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA As parents and politicians fight over Mayor de Blasio’s plan to scrap the standardized admissions test for this city’s specialized high schools as a way to promote diversity, some recent Stuyvesant High School grads are weighing in. Most agree that lack of diversity is a problem at their school, and that reforming […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Why didn’t the American men’s soccer team make it to the World Cup finals … or even the semi-finals? Simple: Because kids in America grow up playing soccer in shoes. Oh, that’s not the whole answer, of course. But after literally decades of coaching youth soccer, Carlo Celli and Nathan Richardson (language […]

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BY JOSEPH M. CALISI The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has closed a deal with Alma Bank for a 10-year, $5.5-million mortgage to restore monies to the unfinished St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at Liberty Park. Work on the reconstruction of the church, which was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks 17 years […]

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MONEY SACK A thief nabbed a backpack worth more than $1,750 from a Greene Street fashion boutique on July 12. An employee told police the crook waltzed into the retailer between Prince and Spring streets at 6 pm, before nabbing the ritzy, crystal-studded designer bag, and then sneaking it past the register. SUBWAY SNATCHER Some […]

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Dates: Thursday, July 19 – Wednesday, July 25  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Immigration protests will be bigger this week Downtown. Bikes against Deportation will be cycling around the immigration court at Varick, Houston, Hudson and Clarkson Streets Thursday between 5 and 6 p.m. Those streets and the Holland Tunnel entrances […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A small band of diehard immigration advocates have maintained a 24/7 presence at Downtown’s Foley Square since June 27 as part of the Occupy ICE movement. The activists are evicted from the park proper when it closes each night, but promptly set up camp on the sidewalk just outside, and then move […]

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Brookfield Place has been invaded this weekend by alien forms and surreal shapes. Artist Jason Hackenwerth brought his large-scale balloon sculptures to the Battery Park City waterfront for a show he’s calling “Animal Soul” — though you may be hard pressed to identify the creatures he’s created as any animal you might recognize. The three […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Our annual fireworks and party to celebrate the birthday of the U.S.A. rocked the Seaport on July 4, with Kelly Clarkson performing from Pier 17. Doesn’t get more al-American than that! PEERLESS, PRICELESS… Great event on Saturday, June 30, to launch Pier 17 and the summer season. The “Color Block Party” rocked […]

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HAMMER TIME Cops arrested a man for allegedly assaulting another guy with a hammer at a Prince Street construction site on July 7. The victim told police he was arguing with the suspect inside the work site near W. Broadway at 12:20 pm, when the suspect allegedly grabbed a hammer and brought it down on […]

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