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ROLE MODEL A guy with a baby stroller punched another man inside an elevator at the Fulton Street Subway Station on Aug. 24. The victim told police he entered the elevator at 6:55 pm, when the other guy came in with stroller and shouted, “you cut me off with my kids,” before slugging him in […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON They’re here to protect — and serve themselves to illegal parking. Police are using no-standing and truck-loading zones, along with other illegal spots in northern Battery Park City as their own personal parking lot, abusing city-issued placards to flout the law and create unnecessary hazards, residents claim. “They cover fire hydrants, they […]

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The 37th-annual Battery Dance Festival unfolded in Battery Park City’s Wagner Park from Aug. 11 though Aug. 18, featuring performances by more than two dozen dance companies from around the world. It kicked off on Aug. 11 with a screening of the documentary “Moving Stories” following the Battery Dance Company to India, Romania, South Korea, […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA A public meeting with hardly any public notice. Five proposals with no details on environmental impact or economic feasibility. And a planning process that  an insider has doubts can determine the best storm surge protection plan for the city. Nearly six years after Hurricane Sandy swamped Lower Manhattan in seven feet of […]

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COFFEE BREAK Cops arrested a man for allegedly beating a deli guy, after he confronted the suspect over a cup of stolen coffee on Sixth Avenue on Aug. 18. The victim told police he spotted the suspect waltz out of his bodega between Charlton and Spring streets without paying for his $3 coffee at 1:45 […]

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BY ANA L. OLIVEIRA It’s time to put an end to the ongoing misery of the Rikers Island jails. Doing so will require wholesale justice reform and investments in community programs to divert people out of the system in the first place. It will also require establishing a smaller system of modern facilities in the […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Polo fans gather on Governors Island for the Victory Cup on Saturday, which featured some of the hottest horseback croquet New York City has ever seen, according to one die-hard fan. “I love polo!” said Julianne Cuba, who sailed out of Williamsburg to catch the tournament. “Polo rules!” The city’s largest-ever display […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON An over-cost, long-delayed pedestrian bridge spanning the West Side Highway has suffered yet another setback, outraging locals who have waited more than 14-years for the crossing. “It’s very troubling,” said Anthony Notaro, chairman of Community Board 1. “This is a more than 10-year-old project that’s already been delayed a couple times. We […]

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BODEGA BEATDOWN Two ruffians left a deli guy with a broken nose after stealing $25 worth of food from the Varick Street store on Aug. 8. The victim told police he spotted the thieves waltzing out of the store between Charlton and Vandam streets with their ill-gotten groceries at 3:38 pm, and that when he […]

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The necessity of a trusted free press to the health of American democracy has been undisputed since the founding of our republic — until now. In recent weeks, the journalists of our free press have been slandered as “Enemies of the People” — not by a foreign power or fringe group, but by the President […]

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