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DENIM DELINQUENT A thief stole more than $1,500 worth of jeans from a Mercer Street denim store on Sept. 1. An employee told police that the suspect waltzed into the store between Broome and Spring streets at 3:40 pm, and nabbed seven pairs of pants before fleeing.   PANTY PERP A 54-year-old woman was arrested […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON It was a real sockdollager! Fetching flappers and drugstore cowboys sailed out to Governors Island on Aug. 26 and 27 for New York City’s swankiest blow since prohibition — the Jazz Age Lawn Party — and boy if that rub wasn’t the cat’s pajamas, according to one Brooklyn Sheba. “It was great,” […]

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BY LEVAR ALONZO There’s a dogfight brewing Downtown after a data-crunching real estate site rated city neighborhoods for dog-friendliness and named Battery Park City as top dog — much to the consternation of pooch parents in the nearby Financial District. Real estate listing firm StreetEasy compiled the rankings along with Rover, the country’s largest dog-walker […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON Welcome back, Connor. Brooklyn’s Democratic Party boss is angling for a former Kings County state senator to return to the seat recently vacated by Daniel Squadron, claiming the pol would serve for a year and not seek re-election so that there can be a proper vote to fill the seat in next […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON It’s less of an election guide and more of a “selection” guide. The four candidates vying to replace former state Sen. Daniel Squadron as the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer on the November ballot won’t be facing the voters in a primary, but potential constituents should still probably know who they are. Because Squadron […]

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By Julianne Cuba Former Bay Ridge Councilman Sal Albanese has thrown his hat into the ring for mayor for the fourth time. The Italian-born self-described political outsider, who now lives on Staten Island, met with the editors of Community News Group and NYC Community Media on Aug. 31 to discuss his Democratic primary challenge of […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON City Councilmember Margaret Chin missed a lively debate among her three primary-election opponents last Thursday at Judson Memorial Church in the Village. She probably didn’t miss, however, being savagely attacked by them regarding her record, which no doubt would have happened. As previously reported, Chin ducked out of last week’s Villager newspaper-sponsored […]

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BY LEVAR ALONZO A massive six-alarm fire ripped through a Tribeca building just a few blocks from City Hall last Friday evening, and sent nearly two dozen firefighters to the hospital. Fire officials were on alert while battling the blaze that spread throughout the building because authorities believed there might be old ammunition still stored […]

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FOOD FIGHT Three food vendors were arrested for allegedly beating one of their competitors with a hammer amid a territorial dispute on Broadway on Sept. 2. The victim told police that he was setting up his food cart between Spring and Broome streets at 8 am when his rival food vendors attacked, one of them […]

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COAT CROOK A thief made off with two high-priced jackets from a Vesey Street fashion boutique on Aug. 25. An employee told police that the crook waltzed into the retailer near West Street at 4:44 pm, before grabbing a pair of the coats that together sold for $11,445, and slinking past the register without paying. […]

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