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Police Blotter, week of April 16, 2015

Child abuser attacks Samaritan, police say On Sat., Apr. 11, a woman cursing and threatening at a young toddler on the A train at 9 a.m. attacked a woman who tried to intervene, police say. The attacker — it is not clear her relationship to the girl — was threatening the child with a bottle […]

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  (Posted April 9, 2015) | Old enough to assert itself but young enough to learn new tricks, the 14th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival is back where it started. Here we go round again — this time with a new multi-screen venue, a sprawling events hub and prestige premieres all taking place […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC |Billie Andersson has tried everything and everyone — foundations, corporations, and government agencies — to get enough money together to put on “Romeo and Juliet” at Castle Clinton this summer. Andersson, artistic director for the new company and non-profit Shakespeare Downtown, is now trying a crowdfunding site, Indiegogo, to raise the […]

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Four years after opening, the owner of the luxury tower housing Spruce Street School has just inked a deal to bring a retail shop to the building: Birch Coffee. The high-end coffee shop already in the West Village and three other Manhattan locations, hopes to open in “New York By Gehry” by the end of […]

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Move over Empire State Building, there is new game in town. One World Observatory will be opening Fri., May 29 — offering spectacular vistas of the city from above 1,250 feet. Located on three levels — 100, 101 and 102 — of 1 World Trade, the observatory will be high-tech. Upon entering, visitors will be […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  A new Financial District hotel has plans to use its top floors as an illuminated watch as a floor will be lit every hour — and nearby residents are not happy. The 24-story Hotel Indigo at 8-12 Maiden Lane, between Broadway and Liberty Sts., will have its top 12 floors […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The stress-ridden middle school admission process in District 2 lacks any real choice, according to some, and there’s a new idea intended to fix that, but it could strain schools already flooded with applicants. Eric Goldberg, a member of the district’s Community Education Council for the last four years, said […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  While the future of local groups’ ballfield time remains cloudy, the Battery Park City Authority has no established written guidelines for its permit process, according to its spokesperson. The Battery Park City community was taken by surprise this year when the authority decided to open up the permit process for […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Nine Lower East Side public housing complexes will be able to tap into a $3 billion federal fund to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week in Red Hook. The nine are part of 33 NYCHA projects around the city that will receive […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The city Dept. of Transportation is making changes to an F.D.R. exit near Broad and South Sts. in an effort to improve traffic circulation in Lower Manhattan as well as make the area safer for pedestrians starting in three months. There have been some issues at the intersection of South […]

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