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By LENORE SKENAZY | Emily Horowitz spends a lot of time with people other professors don’t. Criminals. Domestic violence victims. Domestic violence perps. Sex offenders. Guys convicted of murder. A teacher of sociology and criminology at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, she introduces her students to the same folks she is meeting in an effort to change the lives […]

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By DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | For a year and a half, school crossing guard Maria Acosta has been watching over children and pedestrians at the corner of Chambers and Greenwich Sts. near P.S. 234. Acosta, who was an elementary school teacher in her native Dominican Republic, wanted to be a crossing guard because it is […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | (Originally posted May 29, 2015) Police say the suspect in the Beekman St. hit and run accident last month may have been under the influence of marijuana. Tiffany Murdaugh, 34, was arrested on Tues., May 19 for an incident that seriously injured Heather Hensl, a 37-year-old mother who was walking […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The crowds were out in full force Friday afternoon for One World Observatory’s opening day. The sun beat down on those waiting in line for their timed entrance into the Observatory at 1 World Trade Center — and many made hats out of paper and used umbrellas as shields. The line […]

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Thurs., May 28 – Wed., June 3 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Come run or walk with Transit Sam at the American Heart Association Wall Street Run and Walk 6:45 p.m. Thursday! The race will close streets in the Financial District 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening, including Murray, Greenwich, […]

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By LENORE SKENAZY  |It is the place you can grab a gallon of milk or a can of frosting at midnight, but is it possible it is also one of those amazingly New York things that, like Central Park, makes us all a little calmer and happier? The bodega is what we’re talking about today: […]

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Vet robbed on Memorial Day Two men who work for the swanky David Burke Kitchen inside the James Hotel in Soho left their things in the male’s employee locker room — and got their IDs and credit cards ripped off, police say. The employees left their stuff on Memorial Day at 8:30 a.m., but didn’t […]

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By JANEL BLADOW | Under a gloomy overcast sky, the crowd cheered and a bagpiper played as 130-year old Wavertree was gracefully maneuvered away from Pier 16 in the South Street Seaport. The East River soon looked like it did more than a century ago – a wavy steel blue “Street of Ships.” The ironclad sailing […]

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By DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Cool blues, high-tech gadgetry, dizzying heights and amazing vistas mark the experience at the soon-to-be-opened One World Observatory on May 29. It begins by entering 1 World Trade Center, or the Freedom Tower, on its West St. side and going down into the building. After getting through security, which will […]

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By DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | (Posted May 21, 2015 and updated May 22) Tiffany Murdaugh has been arrested and charged with three counts — including assault in the second degree, a felony — for an incident on Beekman St. that seriously injured a woman last month. Murdaugh, 34 and a New Jersey resident, was arraigned Wednesday on […]

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