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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Everyone — from residents to merchants — has always said Richard Pearson would surely kill someone if the menacing, mentally ill man was allowed to keep roaming the streets of Soho and Nolita. On Monday, he almost did. According to police, at 11:10 a.m., Pearson, 49, grabbed a pair of scissors […]

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Slash & slurs A subway rider was cut in the face by a woman who used racial and homophobic slurs against him, police said. The victim, a 33-year-old black man, was on a Downtown A train Friday night, June 20 at about 11 p.m. when he said a 25-year-old white Hispanic woman got on at […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Pre-K is like many things in life — you’re either in or out  — so you might think there’s just two stories to tell, but really there are many more than that. Talk to Principal Alice Hom at Chinatown’s P.S 124 and she’ll tell you that she still has a full-day […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Friendly neighbors are helping one local museum in a time of need. About 150 of them gathered last week at Old Slip Park in support of the New York Police Museum whose permanent location at 100 Old Slip remains closed due to outstanding Hurricane Sandy damage.  Dozens of them danced in […]

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THURSDAY, JUNE 19 NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH 175 North End Ave, 212-790-3499, nypl.org/locations/battery-park-city Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers: Enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Limited to 25 babies and their caregivers; first-come first-served. Ages 0-18 months | Free |11:30 a.m. | EVERY THURSDAY AT […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  Attorney Arthur Schwartz said he met with Madelyn Wils, the president of the Hudson River Park Trust, June 6 and she informed him that the secret $100-million memorandum of understanding, or M.O.U., for transfer of Pier 40’s air rights has officially been scrapped. As reported by downtownexpress.com and The Villager at […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS   |  Weaving a future multi-purpose levee system into the Lower Manhattan urban fabric got tangled this month with ongoing efforts to restore the South Street Seaport. City officials on June 5 presented to Community Board 1’s Planning Committee an ambitious project to construct a multi-purpose levee on the East Side of Lower […]

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Burglar with lovely hair If you’ve got great hair, you probably don’t need any covering, but a hat store might still be a great cash supply for curling products. Police say a suspect with apparently memorable “wavy/curly” brown hair may have broken into the Hat Club twice in recent days, taking just over $800, but […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON    |  The Empire State Development Corporation — the state’s development agency — is now saying that an “expedited ULURP” is what will be done for the process under which Pier 40’s unused development rights will be transferred to the St. John’s Center site across the West Side Highway, and also for […]

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BY SARA HENDRICKSON  |  At a March 25 town hall meeting hosted by City Councilmember Corey Johnson, the Department of Education’s newly minted leadership was quick to thank the community for advocating so relentlessly to open a new middle school at 75 Morton St. in the West Village. “This school would not have been possible […]

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