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COAT CROOK A crook looted a Greene Street fashion boutique to the tune of $21,000 worth of leather jackets on Sept. 20. Surveillance footage shows the suspect force open the front door of the business between Spring and Broome streets at 3:47 am, then grabbing six Jeffrey Rudes jackets and fleeing.   OUT OF TIME […]

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BY LEVAR ALONZO Community Board 1 passed a resolution this week supporting a proposal from the Battery Park City Authority’s bicycle working group to direct cyclists off the crowded waterfront esplanade and onto the bike-friendlier greenway, according to the working group set up by the authority. The BPCA is hoping that signs placed along the heavily […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON The Feast of San Gennaro kicked off on Sept. 14 along Mulberry Street in Lower Manhattan, and lovers of all things Italian flocked to the former immigrant enclave to celebrate the tastes of the old country. “I love San Gannero,” said New Jersey resident Scott Hersh, who won a cannoli eating contest […]

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BY LEVAR ALONZO The Museum of Jewish Heritage marked its 20th anniversary on Sept. 13 with the opening of a new exhibit meant to preserve the eyewitnesses of history to educate future generations. The interactive exhibit, New Dimensions in Testimony, allows visitors to virtually converse with holograms of two Holocaust survivors — Pinchas Gutter and […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON Christopher Marte was still waiting this week for the results of the Sept. 12 primary election in the First City Council District to be certified — but he indicated that he is, in fact, on the verge of conceding the race to Margaret Chin. And yet, he also claimed a moral victory. […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON An artist labored for nearly a week beautifying a stretch of Tribeca pavement with a massive on-the-street mural, using vibrant colors and tribal imagery to evoke the work of one of South Africa’s most celebrated indigenous painters. Imani Shanklin Roberts looked to artist Esther Mahlangu — who made a career channeling the […]

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BY LEVAR ALONZO It has been six years since the movement calling itself Occupy Wall Street took over Downtown’s Zuccotti Park for a weeks-long demonstration that spawned similar actions across the country protesting corporate greed, social and economic inequality, and the domination of the “One Percent.” The encampments have long-since dispersed but dozens of die-hard […]

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Hundreds of union workers from across the city rallied in Foley Square on Monday in support of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ labor battle with the cable provider Spectrum. The 1,800 cable workers IBEW Local 3 have been on strike since March in a contract dispute with Charter Communications, which bought Time Warner Cable […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON A candidate vying to fill Downtown’s vacant state Senate seat is crying foul after Democratic party bosses maneuvered to install his establishment-backed rival despite his overwhelming grass-roots support at a party committee meeting on Sunday. Members of the Manhattan Democratic County Committee cast nearly three quarters of their votes for Paul Newell […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Mayor Bill de Blasio coasted to victory in Tuesday’s Democratic primary election, but two-term Councilmember Margaret Chin was nearly humiliatingly defeated in Lower Manhattan’s District 1 by upstart Christopher Marte, a 28-year-old political neophyte. Shockingly, though, after the polls had closed, two-term Councilmember Margaret Chin was only ahead by a razor-thin margin of […]

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