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TAKEOUT Cops are hunting the crook who robbed a W. Houston Street diner on June 17. A worker told police the thief barged into the store between Greene and Mercer streets with one hand in his pocket at 7:50 pm, demanding cash. The woman forked over $250, and the robber fled with his ill-gotten bread, […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON The Howard Hughes Corporation has purchased an acre of undeveloped asphalt across the street from Peck Slip School, horrifying local preservationists, who are already manning the barricades in anticipation of another protracted fight against an oversized development. “Howard Hughes is now going to wade in on a controversy that has angered the […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA After more than a decade of work, 3 World Trade Center opened its doors on June 11. The 1,079-foot tower is the fourth to open under Silverstein Properties’ redevelopment of the WTC campus — which has transformed the Downtown skyline since the 9/11 attacks toppled the twin towers. The new tower’s debut […]

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LESSON IN CRIME Police arrested an NYPD school safety officer accused of stealing a woman’s handbag at Chelsea High School on June 12. The victim told police that she left her bag inside the Sixth Avenue school between Dominick and Broome streets at 2:40 pm, and returned later to find that her bag was stolen. […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA A Stuyvesant High School student has been tapped for a prestigious scholarship program where students are given $10,000 and a lifetime of mentoring and resources. Joyce Wu, the recent Stuy grad headed to Yale University this fall, said she was surprised to be chosen as one of the 2018 Milken Scholars. “I […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA Downtown’s historically corporate streetscape is getting a welcome splash of color. A spread of murals dozens of feet high are in the works at 2 World Trade Center — where Silverstein Properties plans to build another soaring skyscraper as part of its nearly two-decade-long redevelopment of the WTC campus. But for now, […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA  Pier 26 is getting a makeover. After years of planning, Hudson River Park designers have managed to squeeze just about all of the community’s demands into one 97,000-square-foot space. The pier at North Moore Street in Tribeca, where construction is expected to begin in late summer, will feature extensive deck space and […]

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BAD COP Cops are hunting a man accused of impersonating a cop to intimidate a man on Platt Street on May 11. The victim told police he was speaking with the suspect wearing an “NYC” ball cap near William Street at 10:15 pm, when the man allegedly announced himself as a cop and threatened to […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Talk about a free fall! The Brookfield shopping center in Battery Park City hosted a high-flying tumbling act last week that combined music with death defying acrobatic stunts. Three days of free performances beginning May 24 were held on the waterfront by the marina. Choreographer Elizabeth Streb’s Singular Extreme Actions show, which […]

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JUICE JACKED A burglar carried off a cash register from inside a Prince Street juice shop on May 25. A witness told police she saw the thief slinking off with a parcel from inside the lobby of her residential building between Thompson Street and West Broadway at 4 am, and, upon further investigation, detectives realized […]

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