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Police Blotter, week of Oct. 16, 2014

Thieves get insulin pump & more in car break-ins  Two cars were broken into last weekend in Soho — and $3,300 in stuff was taken. The first break-in happened some time after 10 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 11 while two friends went to enjoy the splendor of New York Comic Con. At 3 a.m., when […]

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |Peck Slip School parents, fed up with six-foot partitions for divided classrooms at the Tweed Courthouse, called again for the use of the Dept. of Education’s conference rooms at Tuesday night’s Community Board 1 Youth and Education Committee meeting. Parents brought their children, many with their face painted, to the […]

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British comedian Russell Brand marched Downtown Tuesday to promote his book and honor two of the things Lower Manhattan is famous for: George Washington and Occupy Wall Street. Brand, also Katy Perry’s ex-husband, marched with a few hundred Occupyers from Zuccotti Park to Federal Hall on Wall St., site where Washington took the nation’s first […]

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POSTED OCT. 16, 2014  | BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Spaceworks, a non-profit that offers affordable studio space for artists, is renovating an over 20,000-square-foot building on Governors Island. The renovation will cost around $4.5 million, and the capital funds are coming through the city’s Dept. of Cultural Affairs. Once completed, it will house 43 visual […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS   | Anne Pappenheim of Oxfordshire, England came to Chinatown for a different kind of tea Monday afternoon. She took it with milk, sugar and plenty of black tapioca balls at the bottom of her domed plastic cup. She had never drunk bubble tea before this week, but a classmate from her university days […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Southbridge Towers residents last week voted overwhelmingly to privatize their homes, and almost every vote counted because the supporters only got 10 more than they needed. The thousands of residents living at the middle income housing complex by the Seaport will be able to sell their apartments on the open market, […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The city has cut one third of the promised community space at a building that it sold to a developer. “I feel like I got the rug pulled out [from under] me,” said committee member Tammy Meltzer. “As a community member I feel that already I’m not getting what I […]

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The 15th annual Inside Tribeca Loft Tour to benefit Duane Park and Bogardus Plaza will take place on Sun., Oct. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $60 in advance and $65 the day of, but with 400 tickets available, they are often sold out by the event. The first of the four residences […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has received $301 million in federal money to fortify Lower Manhattan subways. More than 500 street openings — stairwells, elevators, escalators, sidewalk vents, access hatches and manholes — will either be capped by fixed or deployable covers, according to an announcement last month by Governor Cuomo’s […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  For a while, five months at least, it ranked among the great mysteries. Right up there with: How did they build Stonehenge? Where did they bury Jimmy Hoffa? And…why does that kooky guy dance around in a diaper in Union Square anyway? The mystery is now over — well, make that…sort of. Last […]

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