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Flight Squadron! Downtown’s state senator renounces seat in surprise move

  BY COLIN MIXSON Veteran Manhattan legislator Daniel Squadron announced his resignation from the state Senate Wednesday morning, claiming that rampant corruption in Albany drove him to leave his post after nearly a decade in office and pursue change on a national level. “Whether you talk about the huge influence of heavily invested special interests, […]

BY JACKSON CHEN The stage is set at South Street Seaport. The redevelopers of the Seaport district recently unveiled the marquee architectural flourish planned for the Pier 17 project, a vast rooftop stage topped with an undulating, translucent canopy. The awesome awning was designed by German architect Achim Menges, who specializes in light, ethereal structures […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON The Battery Park City Authority reopened the Irish Hunger Memorial on July 28 after nearly a year-long closure for a $4.9 million waterproofing project. The monument gets more attention from tourists than residents or area regulars, but locals who appreciate the bucolic idyll were glad to see the memorial reopen, according to […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW The cops and the community came together on the night of Aug. 1 for a free evening of fun, games, safety tips, and even dancing in the street as part of the National Night Out Against Crime. The annual family-friendly event drew around 200 people to the Seaport District festivities down on […]

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ORDERING OUT A thief beat and robbed a delivery guy on Grand Street on July 30, taking his electric bike. The victim told police he was between Thompson Street and West Broadway on his way back to the restaurant at 9:30 pm, when the suspect grabbed him by the neck and hurled him from the […]

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CHARGED A woman was arrested for allegedly using a stolen credit card to fuel an illicit $7,320 spending spree at a Liberty Street fashion outlet on July 30. An employee told police he was working at the retailer near West Street at 5:23 pm, when the suspect came to purchase a small fortune in clothes, […]

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BY JACKSON CHEN Jenna Orkin was living in Brooklyn on 9/11, when the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center collapsed into a smoldering pile of rubble and a cloud of toxic dust that enveloped Lower Manhattan. But her son was just a few blocks away from Ground Zero, as a student at Stuyvesant High […]

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BY MICHAEL BARASCH There is a common misconception among many 9/11 survivors that the 9/11 Zadroga Health & Compensation Act was established to provide health care and compensation only for first responders. That is not true. It was also established for Michal Novemsky, who was a 15-years-old student at Stuyvesant High School on 9/11. She […]

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BY JACKSON CHEN Follow the thrilling capture of Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi behind the death of millions of Jews, in the new exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage that opened July 16. The exhibit, “Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann,” propels visitors in with a brief history of the Nazi Party, […]

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By Brendan Kirk More than 100 cyclists from around the country will embark on a seven-day 540-mile trek from Wagner College on Staten Island to Niagara Falls on Sunday to raise money for cancer research. All of the proceeds from the 4th-annual Empire State Ride will go to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, one of […]

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