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Lifetime of punishment for teen who had sex with girl claiming to be 17

By LENORE SKENAZY | Les and Amanda Anderson arrived in New York from Indiana this past Thursday night and headed straight to Times Square, as many tourists do. But as they gaped at the billboards and read the news zipping by in lights — “19-Year-Old Sentenced to 25 Years as a Sex Offender” — they […]

By DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC and JOSH ROGERS  |  (Last updated 3:16 p.m., July 30, 2015 with new statements) Tessa Huxley, who has been in charge of Battery Park City’s frequently-praised parks for nearly three decades, has apparently been forced out as executive director of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy. Dennis Mehiel, chairperson and C.E.O of […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  | (Updated 4:27 p.m. July 30, 2015 with more reactions) Gigi Li withdrew as a candidate for Democratic district leader in the 65th Assembly District, Part C, on Wednesday amid allegations by the opposition of fraudulent ballot petitions. The Lo-Down first reported the news, including a resignation statement from Li, in which she acknowledged […]

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Thurs., July 23 – Wed., July 29 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Another full closure for Manhattan-bound traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge ahead! All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will completely close midnight Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. The rest of the week’s closures are 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Wednesday nights. All this […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Tiffany Murdaugh pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a hit and run case that shook the Lower Manhattan community and left a woman seriously injured. Assistant District Attorney Philip J. Gary asked Judge Gregory Carro in criminal court at 100 Centre St. to increase bail to $100,000 because of the defendant’s “depraved […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | (Originally posted, July 21, 2015) The new design for 2 World Trade Center has been splashed everywhere in the press, but last week, Community Board 1 was the first to get a public presentation. Members of the board’s Planning Committee applauded at the end of the presentation Mon., July 13. “Wow” and “that’s […]

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Keith McNally, restaurateur extraordinaire, went before Community Board 1’s Seaport Committee on Tuesday and revealed some details about his new restaurant at 5 Beekman St., which will be both a hotel and condos. Named Augustine, the restaurant will feature French cuisine — a continuation on the theme of some of McNally’s other spots, which include […]

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Saint Paul’s Chapel at 209 Broadway St. will be screening Dirty Dancing on Fri., July 24 as part of their “neighborhood movie nights” series. Popcorn and drinks will be provided for this free event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Sunset Jam on the Hudson starts at 6:30 p.m. in Wagner Park on July 24 and […]

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Senior killed crossing Canal St. A dump truck fatally hit an 83-year-old man while he was crossing Canal St. near the Manhattan Bridge on Fri., July 17, police say. Police were called to the scene at around 1 p.m. in Chinatown and the man, Ka Chor Yau, was taken to Lower Manhattan Hospital, where he was […]

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(Posted July 17, 2015 and updated July 20) A dump truck fatally hit an 83-year-old man while he was crossing Canal St. near the Manhattan Bridge on Fri., July 17, police say. Police were called to the scene at around 1 p.m. in Chinatown and the man was taken to Lower Manhattan Hospital, where he was […]

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