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Cell thief says let’s make a deal How’s this for a deal? The guy who stole your cell phone says he’ll happily return it — as long as you pay him. Police are now searching for the man they say tried to do just that after swiping an iPhone 5 that was mistakenly left inside […]

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  Thurs., April 3 – Wed., April 9 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK A full weekend closure ahead on the Brooklyn Bridge! All Manhattan-bound lanes will close midnight Friday night to 6 a.m. Monday. Expect extra traffic in the Battery Tunnel and on the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges, and West St., […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  | For some people, Slow Zones can’t come fast enough. A street safety advocacy group went guerilla this past weekend, posting signs advocating for 20-miles-per-hour speed limits in neighborhoods within Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens whose requests for additional traffic safety measures have been denied by the city. Several of the “20 is […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | Here’s one way to be welcomed home after a weekend away with your husband — your daughter let an alleged felon and gang member come over, and he and his pals stole your jewelry That was apparently the case at a posh, 30th-floor apartment in the iconic 8 Spruce St. tower on […]

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Jewel burglar A burglar hit a Tribeca jewelry store overnight between March 13 and 14 and made off with nearly $20,000 worth of merchandise — and it may have been due to a faulty door, police said. The owner of Cass Lilien jewelry, at 24 Harrison St., discovered the crime after opening up the store — which […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | Fearing the demolition of their 118-year-old building as a developer now seeks to replace it, residents of 67 Vestry St. in Tribeca have mounted an effort to protect the site by calling on the city to landmark it. Developer Aby Rosen, who bought the nine-story building in 2005, filed plans in February […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS | Two-way traffic on Chambers St. will resume as far east as West Broadway next month as the four-year overhaul of the street continues to move forward. Drivers will have to wait until autumn at the earliest for full access to return to the remaining segment of the project which runs on […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS | Tribeca residents accustomed since 2010 to the noise and inconveniences of ongoing construction on Hudson Street may get some relief sooner rather than later. The Hudson Street Project — which includes  work on N. Moore and Franklin St. — will finish by next year ahead of an original 2016 deadline, according […]

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Thurs., March 20 – Wed., March 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, coinciding with the closure of one inbound lane in the Holland Tunnel. Further north, the New York-bound south tube of the Lincoln Tunnel will […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED MARCH 6, 2014  |   Now that the previously stalled 50 West St. luxury condo project is back from the dead, Downtown residents can also look forward to the development’s planned public space, which will further help link the Financial District to Battery Park City. However, that lag time on the […]

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