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BY LENORE SKENAZY “Trick or treat, trick or treat, give us something lethal to eat!” That’s not the actual rhyme, but from all the warnings about Halloween you just might think it was. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics is still insisting that “a responsible adult should closely examine all treats.” But why? How many […]

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RIDE RANSACKED A thief rummaged through a man’s car he had parked on Spring Street on Oct. 22, taking nearly $3,000 worth of valuables. The victim told police he left his ride between Thompson Street and W. Broadway at 1:30 am, and returned a two hours later to find his laptop and Blackberry cellphone stolen. […]

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Dates: Thursday, October 26 – Wednesday, November 1 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES WILL BE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY FOR ALL SAINTS DAY Tuesday is Halloween, and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., the Village Halloween Parade will take over the streets of the West Village, and beyond. Live music, floats, and costumed creatures will head up Sixth […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Uncle Sam is inviting Downtown residents to a 9/11 health fair called “Research to Care” at NYU Langone Medical Center tomorrow, where locals can quiz doctors and researchers about medical conditions related to the terrorist attacks, according to Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou (D–Downtown). “The upcoming Research to Care forum is an excellent opportunity […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Talk about a low-water mark. Local civic honchos shot down a developer’s proposal to fill in a public arcade on Water Street with ground-floor retail and market-rate housing at the last Community Board 1 meeting, despite the fact that the panel voted last year to endorse a controversial text amendment to allow […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Members of Community Board 1 are calling for the Parks Department to shelve a controversial plan to place a high-concept sculpture at Peck Slip Plaza, and asking the city for a traffic study looking at the possible effects of closing the portion of Front Street that bisects the park. The CB1 committee […]

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BY LEVAR ALONZO The days of swiping a MetroCard may soon be a thing of the past as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority began to take its first steps toward a post-card era with tests of smartphone-based ticket-reading equipment at two Downtown subway stations. The MTA has begun a pilot program among its employees that allows […]

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BY LEVAR ALONZO Cable sports giant ESPN is setting sail for the South Street Seaport, with a plan to open its first New York City studios at Pier 17 next year. Seaport developer Howard Hughes Corporation announced on Oct. 10 that ESPN would occupy approximately 19,000-square-feet in the swanky waterfront development. The studio is expected […]

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BMCC is among the top five community colleges nationwide. More than 27,000 students from New York City and the world start at BMCC for an affordable, high-quality education that pays off. Students save by earning an associate degree that easily transfers to a bachelor’s program, or propels them into a successful career. BMCC offers flexible […]

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SHIRT SWIPE A thief nabbed more than $2,000 worth of men’s shirts from a Broadway clothes shop on Oct. 12. An employee told police he was inside the store between Prince and Spring streets at 1:49 pm, when he spotted the suspect stuff 13 collared shirts into his backpack, and flee past the register without […]

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