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Police Blotter, week of Dec. 18, 2014

Woman attacked in FiDi Two thieves looking for smartphones, attacked and robbed a woman outside 77 Water St. last week — but came up empty-handed. The 23-year-old woman had gotten off the train at Wall St. and was walking down Water St. at 9 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 9, when two men came up to […]

BY JOSH ROGERS  with DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC (Posted Dec. 10 2014 and updated Dec. 16)| The Battery Park City Authority said last week it is about to take control of North Cove Marina and told operator Michael Fortenbaugh to turn over the keys by Dec. 31. A new group Save North Cove formed a few […]

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  Southbridge senior wards off rape attempt A female resident was sexually assaulted and robbed in a stairway at 80 Beekman St. in Southbridge Towers on Thurs., Dec. 4, a little bit before 1 p.m., according to police. The 81-year-old woman told police she and the suspect got into the elevator on the ground floor […]

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Thurs., Dec. 11 – Wed., Dec.17 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK ‘Tis the season for nor’easters, sleet, snow, and rain, which means increases in potential hazards for pedestrians and drivers alike. Pedestrians will be darting across streets to get out of the cold, and not everyone will be crossing safely. Very […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  updated 1:30 pm, Dec. 4, 2014| North Cove Marina leader Michael Fortenbaugh has been running sailing programs there for the last 20 years but he and his most loyal core of 10 workers must wait through Christmas to see if they’ll be getting pink slips and an eviction notice early next year because […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | Southbridge Towers’ vote two months ago to privatize has been accepted by the state attorney general and the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal, according to leaders at the complex. “My opposition of 25 years is over,” Victor Papa, a former Southbridge president of the board, told Downtown Express Wednesday. […]

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Wed., Nov. 26 – Wed., Dec. 3  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR THANKSGIVING. Happy Thanksgiving!  Expect a cornucopia of traffic this holiday weekend: gas prices are down, air travel is up, and subway ridership is breaking records this year, meaning lots of folks will be traveling to and from the city. Enjoy your day(s) […]

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Knife fight in Soho Police arrested a man they say slashed a victim in Soho last week at about 3 p.m. It started when the suspect, 19, approached a 20-year-old man at the corner of Broome St. and Sixth Ave. on Tues., Nov. 18. The accused, who resides in Harlem, began arguing with the other […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | The Howard Hughes Corp. says that as of now, there’s no viable alternative site for its proposed 494-foot tower at the the Seaport. “We’re not ruling anything out,” said David R. Weinreb, C.E.O. of Howard Hughes Corp. at the Nov. 20 unveiling of its plan. “We’re completely open to looking at […]

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Last month they celebrated with blueberry muffins and last Friday P.S. 150 students showed off their spatial relationship skills to form a human blue ribbon to celebrate the school’s national award for academic excellence from the U.S. Dept. of Education. The small Tribeca school in Independence Plaza was the only school in Manhattan and one […]

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