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Police Blotter: Week of May 18, 2017

BIKE BANDIT A thief rode off with a man’s pricey Blanchi bicycle he’d left locked on Varick Street at May 8. The victim told police that he chained his bike to scaffolding between Canal and Watts streets at 1 am, and returned a few hours later to find his $1,299 bike was stolen.   WATCH […]

Dine Around Downtown, returns to 28 Liberty to showcase more than 35 Lower Manhattan restaurants on Tuesday, May 23 from 11 am to 3 pm. With Downtown’s growing reputation as a premier dining destination, the food fest offers an excellent opportunity to sample some of the fare that foodies are so excited about. “Lower Manhattan […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON The New York City Landmarks Conservancy awarded the owners of 5 Beekman Hotel and Residences its prestigious Lucy Moses Preservation Award this week for its exquisite work in restoring the 19th-century building’s beloved atrium and grand staircase, which had been closed off for decades and fell in to utter disrepair. The local […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Mayor de Blasio signed a bill into law on May 10 sponsored by Councilwoman Margaret Chin requiring city cranes to be outfitted with tracking devices, the first legislative step in the city’s continuing crackdown on the towering construction devices and their crews following the tragic collapse in Tribeca that claimed a man’s […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A Supreme Court judge has granted a Downtown landlord cart blanche to charge tenants market rates, despite receiving generous tax abatements through a program mandating residents receive rent stabilization. In his May 2 decision, Justice Hagler cited a letter that former Mayor Rudy Giuliani wrote in 1995, which has managed to override […]

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The American Heart Association is drawing more than 10,000 joggers to Tribeca and the Financial District for a benefit run on Thursday evening, and the city is closing streets and rerouting Downtown bus routes to accommodate the charity race. The run is for a good cause, but the after-work jaunt will close down Lower Manhattans twisted […]

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BY JACKSON CHEN Foodies and fundraisers will flood Duane Street on May 20 for the 23rd-annual Taste of Tribeca event. The Saturday event kicks off at 11:30 a.m. with more than 60 neighborhood restaurants lining Duane Street between Greenwich and Hudson streets. Patrons will get a tasting card — $45 if you preorder, $55 if […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON They’re raising the bar! The local hooch honchos at Community Board 1 decided to endorse the application for a rooftop liquor license from a combination hotel, co-working space, and — wait for it — yoga studio on April 25, but only on the condition that the State Liquor Authority ban any use […]

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LIGHTER LARCENY Thieves made off with a $14,000 lighter from a luxury smokes shop inside Brookfield Place on April 23. Surveillance footage from Davidoff of Geneva near West Street shows three men inside the store at around 3 pm, including one man with a six-year-old boy, according to manager Rudy Perez. As two of the […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A procession of more than 32,000 cyclists is expected to weave its way through Lower Manhattan on Sunday as part of the 40th-annual Five Boro Bike Tour, and locals should expect roads and sidewalks to be closed to accommodate the hordes of speeding bikers. The good news in terms of traffic is […]

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