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BY COLIN MIXSON The nation’s highest court has scuttled disgraced pol Sheldon Silver’s bid to dodge a second jury trial on corruption charges stemming from his alleged $4 million quid-pro-quo scheme. The former Assembly Speaker had hoped that the US Supreme Court would abet his legal scheme to avoid a second trial after a lower […]

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ROAD RAGE Cops arrested a man for allegedly deliberately ramming his car into a cyclist on Cortlandt Street on Jan. 19. The victim told police the suspect slammed into him near Broadway at 3 pm, before allegedly leaping from his car and throttling his neck. Police busted the suspect that day, charging him with assault, […]

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BY REBECCA FIORE After an impassioned hour-long debate pitting public safety verses civil rights, Community Board 1’s Land Use Committee unanimously voted to endorse the construction of two elevator entrances to the Broad Street J/Z subway station, at its Jan. 8 meeting, The glass elevators, which would sit at the intersection of Broad Street and […]

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BY REBECCA FIORE The Lower Manhattan business boosters at the Downtown Alliance want to hear from locals about ideas on how to make the notoriously unwelcoming “frozen zone” around the New York Stock Exchange a more open and inviting space. The Alliance has recently put a survey online — “A More Welcoming Broad + Wall” […]

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SNATCH BACK A thief nabbed a phone from a woman’s hand on Prince Street on Jan. 12, but the gal proved she was no chump, and managed to reclaim her cell. The victim told police she was near Mercer Street at 7 pm, when the goon grabbed her iPhone 8 and made a run for […]

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 PANTY RAID A pervy panty lover stole scads of underwear from a Broadway lingerie store on Jan. 5. Surveillance footage shows a man waltzing into the retailer between Prince and W. Houston streets at 1:20 pm, and then he gathered up no-fewer-than 72 pairs of panties before breezing past the register with his ill-gotten undies. […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON It’s a fishy situation. Local civic honchos and preservationists championing Downtown’s historic South Street Seaport District are fuming after the city’s Economic Development Corporation falsly claimed to  New York real estate magazine that members of Community Board 1 were kept informed of a controversial scheme to bulldoze a historic 1939 Fulton Fish […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON In response to local civic honchos, the Battery Park City Authority plans to have some of its security guards deputized by the NYPD with the authority to issue summonses and haul scoundrels off to jail. Community Board 1’s BPC Committee complained at a Jan. 3 meeting that the neighborhood’s current security force […]

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WORKPLACE DISPUTE Cops busted a man for allegedly repeatedly stabbing a co-worker inside a Park Row building on Dec. 22. The victim told police he was moving furniture inside a commercial office building between Beekman and Spruce streets at 10:35 am, when his colleague suddenly snapped, and, seemingly without any cause and following no dispute, […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A Battery Park City resident is reuniting with his Grammy-nominated musical act, The Washington Squares, for a one-night-only performance featuring Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame at City Winery on Jan. 10, and he’s inviting locals to join him in reliving the folk sensation that swept Greenwich Village back in […]

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