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BY SAM SPOKONY  | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JAN. 23, 2014  |  The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development is hoping to get at least $400 million in new federal funding as a result of the recent budget deal in order to prevent revoking some of its current Section 8 housing vouchers, according to an H.P.D. spokesperson. […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | (ORIGINALLY POSTED JAN. 22, 2014) Paul J.Q. Lee, a Chinatown small business owner and activist who seemed to relish in uphill fights against the establishment, died Jan. 18 at age 63. Lee suffered a heart attack in the subway on the way to work Jan. 15, and died three days later […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JAN. 30, 2014  |  Capping years of community effort — and perhaps coming full circle in his own life — Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has helped secure $2.5 million in funding to revitalize the Lower East Side park where he once shot hoops as a kid. Luther Gulick Park, just […]

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THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP. ON JAN. 30, 2014 CONTRADICTED THE ASSERTIONS OF DOWNTOWN LEADERS THAT THE SEAPORT PROJECT IS ON HOLD. BY JOSH ROGERS |  Downtown leaders say the city has put the plan to build a 600-foot South Street Seaport tower on hold for now. “The Howard Hughes Corp. plan to date will not […]

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Thurs., Jan. 23 – Wed., Jan. 29 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SCHEDULED TO BE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK, CHECK 311 FOR UPDATES Below-freezing temperatures are forecasted through the weekend, so the snow will stick around. Avoid driving if at all possible, and if you must drive, use caution. Last week’s water main break on Fifth […]

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Garbage man impersonator arrested Police arrested a 52-year-old man two days after they say he and an accomplice stole cash from a Tribeca bar while pretending to be city sanitation workers. The suspect and the other man, who is also believed to be in his 50s or 60s, showed up outside Cricketeer Arms, at 57 […]

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The great pill heist Two pill-popping thieves stole more than $1,500 in over-the-counter drugs from a pharmacy next to City Hall on Jan. 8, police said. An employee of Duane Reade, at 250 Broadway, told cops that the suspects walked in around 8:30 p.m. and headed straight to one of the aisles near the pharmacy […]

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  BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Cold weather should not be a deterrent for a visit to Poets House, even for those who do not live in Battery Park City. The journey is worth the effort to reach this literary gem tucked away near the Hudson River. Poets House is a writer’s delight with a library […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | Tensions are coming to a head at Gateway Plaza, where residents of the Battery Park City complex continue to suffer in cold due to faulty heating units and unsealed windows that allow ice and frigid air to leak into their apartments. Some residents are even talking about a rent strike, although […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  (ORIGINALLY POSTED JAN. 8, 2014) A former Southbridge Towers president is one of 106 people accused of fraudulently collecting disability benefits as part of a massive criminal scheme. Joseph Morrone, 60, who still lives in the middle income co-op, was listed in the indictment announced on Jan. 7 by Manhattan District Attorney […]

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