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Killer pleads guilty The man charged with fatally stabbing a patient at a Lower East Side treatment center in 2011 has pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter, a District Attorney spokesperson said. Charles Meredith, 48, pleaded guilty on Nov. 25, and is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 15. Around 3:20 a.m. on May 11, […]

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  By TERESE LOEB KREUZER AND JOSH ROGERS Originally posted Nov. 20, 2013 and updated Nov. 21 | Howard Hughes Corp. unveiled its plans Tuesday night to build a 50-story hotel and residential tower with a marina at the South Street Seaport. The presentation was met with boos and mocking laughter at a Community Board […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Nov. 22, 2013 Downtown Express is retracting an article that was posted Nov. 20, 2013, “No bathroom for 9/11 Museum,” because the thrust of the article and the headline is not accurate. The 9/11 Museum, scheduled to open next year, will in fact have bathrooms. An article quote by Joe Daniels, president of […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  | Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man at Smith Houses on Nov. 10. Christopher Delrosario, 19, was apprehended last week in the upstate town of Port Jervis, .N.Y, according to police. He was arraigned on Nov. 15 and charged with second degree murder and criminal possession […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY |Aside from their choice in the mayor’s race, there was one thing that even more New Yorkers agreed about on Election Day — they could barely read the ballots. The six-point font used by the city’s Board of Elections caused both figurative headaches and literal eye strain throughout the day, as many […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Cas Holloway, the city’s deputy mayor for operations, came to Community Board 1’s full board meeting on Oct. 22 to defend the city’s plans to move the Summons Arraignment part of the Criminal Court now housed at 346 Broadway to 71 Thomas St. However, in explaining the rationale for that […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Vince Smith’s hair salon at 300 Rector Place was Halloween Central on Thursday. Almost non-stop from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., kids, their families and several dogs came through the open door where boxes of cookies and bowls of candy awaited them along with apple cider and sangria. Some people […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | Knickerbocker Village, a Lower East Side affordable housing complex, will receive nearly $1.5 million to repair damage caused last year by Hurricane Sandy, officials announced Wednesday. That money is part of the federal disaster relief funding that was approved three months after Sandy struck last October, and is now being allocated […]

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Many dogs and some people came dressed in costume for the 12th annual Halloween puppy parade on the Battery Park City esplanade Saturday. The Oct. 26 event was organized by the Battery Park City Dog Association and Bobby Concister of Le Pet Spa, Downtown Express photos by Terese Loeb Kreuzer.

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Workers were busy on Sixth Ave, and Canal St.  Thursday setting up for the start of the Village Halloween Parade tonight at 7 p.m. Parkers be warned: There were also six N.Y.P.D. tow trucks primed and ready to clear cars in the way of the parade’s route up Sixth Ave. Downtown Express photos by Josh Rogers.

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