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Test case: Stuyvesant grads want more diversity, but cautious about scrapping SHSAT

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA As parents and politicians fight over Mayor de Blasio’s plan to scrap the standardized admissions test for this city’s specialized high schools as a way to promote diversity, some recent Stuyvesant High School grads are weighing in. Most agree that lack of diversity is a problem at their school, and that reforming […]

MONEY SACK A thief nabbed a backpack worth more than $1,750 from a Greene Street fashion boutique on July 12. An employee told police the crook waltzed into the retailer between Prince and Spring streets at 6 pm, before nabbing the ritzy, crystal-studded designer bag, and then sneaking it past the register. SUBWAY SNATCHER Some […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A small band of diehard immigration advocates have maintained a 24/7 presence at Downtown’s Foley Square since June 27 as part of the Occupy ICE movement. The activists are evicted from the park proper when it closes each night, but promptly set up camp on the sidewalk just outside, and then move […]

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Brookfield Place has been invaded this weekend by alien forms and surreal shapes. Artist Jason Hackenwerth brought his large-scale balloon sculptures to the Battery Park City waterfront for a show he’s calling “Animal Soul” — though you may be hard pressed to identify the creatures he’s created as any animal you might recognize. The three […]

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HAMMER TIME Cops arrested a man for allegedly assaulting another guy with a hammer at a Prince Street construction site on July 7. The victim told police he was arguing with the suspect inside the work site near W. Broadway at 12:20 pm, when the suspect allegedly grabbed a hammer and brought it down on […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA One of the first residents of Southbridge Towers celebrated his 105th birthday last weekend. Nathan Klienhandler was surrounded by nieces and nephews who had come from hundreds of miles away and his wife, Rena. They have lived at 90 Gold St. for 47 years, and been married for 49, and through that […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Just days after the announcement that Howard Hughes Corporation was buying the block-size parking lot across from Peck Slip School, the South Street Seaport community rallied to voice its concern. More than 100 people turned up for an impromptu meeting of Save Our Seaport that convened on June 27. The overwhelming concern […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA A controversial bill to push street vendors out of the World Trade Center area has been blasted as Islamophobic by some street-vendor advocates, because many of the vendors it would exile are Muslims. The bill put forward by Councilwoman Margaret Chin would expand the World Trade Center’s no-vending zone to match the […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A historic fireboat that assisted emergency workers during the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has gotten a trippy new paint job inspired by an oddball camouflage scheme that was popular on the high seas during WWI. The John J. Harvey’s new “razzle dazzle” paint job — compliments of artist Tauba Auerbach […]

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INFO WAR Cops are hunting the Trump-loving brute who savagely attacked a man aboard a 4 train at Chambers Street on June 4. The victim told police he confronted the suspect, who was wearing a Trump T-shirt, aboard the train near Center Street at 4:50 pm, after he spotted the man posting stickers for Infowars.com, […]

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