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Prints & bag lifted A tag team of two thieves walked into the Saint Laurent Paris store at 80 Greene St. in Soho last week. While one of the men distracted an employee, the other took a $1,190 handbag from the display case and hid it underneath his shirt, police said. He then wiped down […]

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By JOSH ROGERS |The hot air balloon that floated over the Seaport Sunday and triggered mistaken fears about terrorism, was hired by the area’s biggest developer Howard Hughes Corp., and not the city — contrary to other media reports. “Several residents of the South Street Seaport expressed alarm, having received no prior notice and fearing […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Tribeca residents were as united as a Greek chorus last week in voicing concerns about the hours of operation for bars and restaurants, karaoke rooms and the congregation of (possibly) inebriated patrons outside of establishments and on their streets. The tension started at the beginning of the crowded Tribeca Committee meeting, […]

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Mugger bites victim A 25-year-old man and woman from Brooklyn boarded the 2 train at Times Square at 3:45 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 13, when a man approached them and accused them of stealing his cell phone. It then escalated as the train was entering the No. 1 West Houston St. stop in Soho when […]

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Thurs., Sept., 18 – Wed., Sept.24 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK POTUS gridlock alert! President Obama will head to the city Tuesday in advance of the U.N. General Assembly. He’ll likely fly into J.F.K. Tuesday afternoon or evening, chopper to the Wall St. heliport, and motorcade up the F.D.R. to Midtown, where he’ll stay at […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | A new 10-unit building at 92 Fulton St. between Williams St. and Gold St. in the Financial District will be 100 percent affordable housing — and will be permanently so. The news was received with clapping and an audible “yay” at Community Board 1’s Planning Committee meeting Sept. 8. The […]

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By YANNIC RACK | Workers and volunteers that were part of the rescue and cleanup operations in the aftermath of 9/11 only have a few days left to register for future wage replacement or health benefits in case they might fall ill as a result of their work. In a final push to get the word […]

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By DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | It takes two hands to hold a Whopper, but only one to hold a beer. A Burger King at 106 Liberty St. is planning to sell beer alongside its fast food fare. First it had to petition the Financial District Committee for a beer license. The application process started with […]

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  By JOSH ROGERS  | The World Trade Center’s epic disputes over power and money have for the most part been resolved, but there’s at least one remaining that could prevent construction of one of the proposed towers. “We are at a stalemate with them at the moment,” David Emil, president of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., […]

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BY GERARD FLYNN  |  Recent news reports and rumors that a developer will be hoisting luxury condominiums atop Katz’s on the corner of Houston and Ludlow Sts. aren’t true, Jake Dell, the famed deli’s owner, told Downtown Express this week. “The look, the feel” of Katz’s, now in its 126th year, will stay the same, […]

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