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Railing at jail fail: City reps shouted down at town hall on proposed site for new borough jail

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA Downtowners blasted Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to build a 40-story jail in Chinatown as a part of the plan to close Rikers Island at a packed town hall on Sept. 12. City representatives gave a presentation on the borough-based jails plan — but it was largely drowned out by booing, shouts […]

BY JOSEPH M. CALISI  The 92nd-annual Feast of San Gennaro on Little Italy’s Mulberry Street kicked off last week, fittingly, with a feast. The 11-day feast presented by the Figli di San Gennaro (Sons of Saint Gennaro) from Sept. 13 through Sept. 23 started with a cannoli-eating contest at the corner of Grand and Mott […]

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COUGAR ATTACK A seductress nabbed a young man’s pricey Rolex watch after joining him for a night cap at his North Moore Street apartment following a night of clubbing on Sept. 15. The victim, 21, told police he was partying it up until 4 am, when he took the 32-year-old temptress back this place between […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Call it a case of easy come, easy go! Cops nabbed an alleged bank robber following a zany foot chase through the streets of Lower Manhattan, which saw the suspect literally throwing his ill-gotten cash at a pursuing bank worker as he fled into the Fulton Street Subway Station on Sept. 14. […]

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The three leading local media companies serving the five boroughs of New York City along with Long Island and Westchester have now become one. Schneps Communications, a family-run business owned by Victoria and Joshua Schneps, has acquired Community News Group and NYC Community Media (publisher of Downtown Express), one of the largest publishers of community […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON The city wants to transform Governors Island into an education, research, and hospitality hub, and is seeking Council permission to lease out more than 30-acres of seaside property in a bid to pay the island park’s increasingly pricey operating fees, according to the isle’s head honcho. “Our goal is to be financially […]

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Thanks to persistent lobbying by 9/11 victims, the 9/11 community, their advocates, and their attorneys, it became unavoidably clear that something had to be done to alleviate the unfair wait that Ground Zero survivors have had to endure to secure an appointment with the WTC Health Program. Survivors include more than 350,000 Downtown residents, office […]

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[SPONSORED] BY MICHELE DEMIZIO – EDUCATION DIRECTOR | Preschool of America Battery Park City establishes daily routines and develops learning strategies for your child to actively transition to independence. Our teachers work with parents and co teachers to create a solid foundation on which your child can flourish.   Parents attend and participate with their children […]

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iSHOOT A gunman robbed a woman on Sullivan Street on Sept. 4, taking her iPhone 7. The victim told police that the crook held her up between Prince and Spring streets at 8:50 pm, pulling a gun on her and demanding her stuff. The woman screamed bloody murder and dropped her $500 smartphone on the […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Thousands of Roaring ’20s cosplayers turned out for the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island beginning Aug. 25 — a two-day, prohibition-era blowout where bootlegging is the order of the day, according to the party’s chief jitterbug. “You’re not supposed to bring in alcohol, but dollars to donuts, people figure […]

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