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SHIRT SWIPE A thief nabbed more than $2,000 worth of men’s shirts from a Broadway clothes shop on Oct. 12. An employee told police he was inside the store between Prince and Spring streets at 1:49 pm, when he spotted the suspect stuff 13 collared shirts into his backpack, and flee past the register without […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Lower Manhattan had a white October! Insulation work at a Fulton Street construction site dumped a flurry of foam particles on Lower Manhattan over the course of several days earlier this month, creating an effect like warm-weather snow that covered city streets for several blocks around the worksite with the puffy white […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Renters living at the massive Gateway residential complex lost a key booster in the struggle to extend their rent stabilization benefits on Oct. 5, when resident Glenn Plaskin announced his resignation as president of the Gateway Plaza Tenants Association. The Gateway resident spent a decade working to promote the welfare of his […]

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WATCH OUT FOR HER Police are hunting for a woman they say stole a $37,000 watch from a man on Oct. 3. The woman allegedly accompanied the 46-year-old victim to his home in the vicinity of River Terrace and Murray Street shortly after midnight, and removed the watch when he was unconscious, according to authorities. […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Call it the great wall of Lower Manhattan! A Downtown business improvement district has commissioned a massive 200-foot mural on Site 5 in Albany Plaza on the World Trade Center campus — to make a public art canvas longer than two full-sized basketball courts. But while the original great wall was meant […]

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BY LEVAR ALONZO Don’t call him a mascot — he’s a fully certified “Comfort Dog” on the staff of Lower Manhattan Community Middle School. Bruno, a tawny, 7-month-old pug and beagle mix, came to the Downtown school a few months ago in a pilot program to bring canine counselors into public schools to ease stress, […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A spurned state Senate candidate is attacking Manhattan’s Democratic Party boss where it hurts — his wallet. Downtown district leader and one-time state Senate hopeful Paul Newell pushed reforms at a Manhattan Democratic county committee meeting on Sept. 26 that would force former Assemblyman Keith Wright to make a choice between losing […]

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BY LEVAR ALONZO Battery Park City’s green spaces and other public amenities are the crown jewels on the Downtown enclave, and as the neighborhood continues to evolve the Battery Park City Authority wants to get a clearer picture of who makes use of them, how often, and why. To that end, the BPCA has contracted […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Christopher Marte announced on Wednesday that he intends to mount a third-party campaign against Margaret Chin and run on the Independence Party line in the Nov. 7 general election. In addition to Chin — the two-term Democratic incumbent, who is seeking a third and final four-year term — and Marte, another […]

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SHOPLIFTING SPREE A thief stole more than $4,600 worth of merchandise from a Vesey Street fashion boutique on Sept. 26. An employee told police the suspect waltzed into the store near West Street at 12:17 pm, and nabbed a small fortune worth of fancy sunglasses, bags, wallets and suitcases from the swank retailer before fleeing […]

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