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Police Blotter: Week of May 10, 2018

BEAUTY CRIME A pair of thieves stole more than $1,400 worth of makeup from a North End Avenue drug store on April 30. An employee told police the crooks waltzed into the pharmacy between Warren and Murray streets at 3:33 pm, and proceeded to snag no less than 70 bottles of foundation and face cream […]

BY COLIN MIXSON The Charging Bull is standing its ground, despite the mayor’s push to move it. After the city officially announced on April 19 that the Fearless Girl statue would be moved from Bowling Green to the New York Stock Exchange sometime this year, Mayor de Blasio’s chief spokesman tweeted that the Charging Bull […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON New York’s highest court will finally provide clarity on a contentious legal debate that’s pitted Downtown renters against their landlords, who for decades have reaped millions in tax breaks while refusing to provide the regulated rents the program was meant to foster, tenants claim. Following a court defeat in January, tenants of […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Teachers at Downtown’s Peck Slip School are asking for city funding to install permanent safety barriers to protect kids on its daily “play street,” where students are currently protected by the teachers’ own strategically parked cars at either end of the block. Parents are content their kids are relatively safe behind the […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA After years of construction and changing plans, the South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 is getting ready for its christening. It’s set for a “soft opening” of the rooftop this month, according to Saul Scherl, New York regional president for it’s developer, the Howard Hughes Corporation, who opened the nearly finished building for […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON He’s been to Shel and back! Disgraced former Downtown power broker Sheldon Silver endured his first day back in court on Monday, as prosecutors try to convince a second jury of the former Assembly Speaker’s quid-pro-quo corruption scheme after a prior conviction was thrown out on appeal. Silver was “blinded by greed,” […]

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CREDIT CROOK Police are searching for a pickpocket who nabbed a woman’s wallet at the Whitehall subway station on Mar. 14. The victim told police she was exiting the station near South Street at 6:15 pm, when she noticed her wallet had been snatched. The woman’s bank later contacted her about some fishy credit card […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA Downtown’s population boom is off the charts, and to deal with it, Community Board 1 is thinking outside the box. Between 2000 and 2013, the number of Lower Manhattan residents increased by 77 percent — and by 240 percent specifically in the Financial District — but all that development imposes costs on […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON These cops are armed with a smile. New York’s Finest are hoping to make friends with Lower Manhattan residents and small business owners as part of a new program that’s reviving an old-fashioned policing strategy — the beat cop — which launched in Downtown’s First Precinct last week. So, if one of […]

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NAILED Cops arrested a man for allegedly ripping off some guy’s fingernail with a metal pipe on South Street on April 15. The victim told police he’d been arguing with the suspect, who afterwards allegedly followed him to his car parked near the Battery and attacked him with the pipe at 12:51 pm. Later, the […]

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