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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA He wants to impose a moratorium on luxury development in the city, radically toughen the state’s affordable-housing tax-break program, fund mass transit with a carbon tax, and even put an additional tax on apartments on high floors in luxury buildings — and to get it done, he’s taking on a long-time Democratic […]

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BAG MAN Cops busted a man for allegedly stealing a designer handbag at knifepoint from a Spring Street fashion boutique on Sept. 27. An employee told police he approached the suspect to guide him to a mirror at the store between Greene and Mercer streets at 6:02 pm, when the guy allegedly pulled a kitchen […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON The principal of a stand-out Fidi high school is seeking city approval to add roughly 10 classrooms to his Broad Street school in a bid to relieve severe overcrowding there, according to civic gurus on Community Board 1’s Education Committee. Teachers and community board members are all for the expansions, but they’re […]

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CRIME TIME A thief ransacked an 86-year-old woman’s King Street home on Sept. 17, nabbing antiques. The victim told police she and her dog were at home between Varick Street and 6th Avenue at around 5 am, when the sound of shattering glass caused her pooch to start yapping, and alerted her to the prowler’s […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON The looming Dec. 18, 2020 deadline to file claims with the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund ignores the fact that people will continue dying from exposure to the terrorist attack’s toxic fallout with diseases that don’t manifest until years — even decades — after that arbitrary cut-off date, according to victims’ advocates, who […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Once a grubby wharf where fishmongers flogged cod, the South Street Seaport is now home to one of the highest of high-end retailers — Milanese fashion boutique 10 Corso Como, which opened its first-ever U.S. location in the Seaport’s Fulton Market Building on Sept. 7. The posh shop — regarded as the […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A formerly online-only beverage company opened an unstaffed retail space in Tribeca on Sept. 12, which asks customers to kindly refrain from stealing their pricey health drinks, without employing anyone to actually stop them. Instead, the juice moguls at Dirty Lemon claim to trust their patrons to do the right thing, and […]

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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 […]

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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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