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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Con Edison said it has implemented protective measures for their steam and electrical systems with an eye toward keeping the electrical power on for more people and restoring steam service more quickly. When Sandy hit two years ago, Con Ed said the amount of […]

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Getaway on Citi Bikes In what may be a first, two men used Citi Bikes as their getaway rides after snatching a woman’s handbag off a bench in the Seaport last weekend. A 36-year-old New Jersey woman had her purse behind her in front of 89 South St. when police say the team grabbed her […]

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ORIGINALLY POSTED OCT. 15, 2014  |  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 […]

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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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BY JOSH ROGERS   |  The energy fueling the campaign of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s Republican challenger is women’s rights, and yes, energy. By the way, she see the issues as inextricably linked. Maureen Koetz, the long-shot challenger who has worked on energy issues in and out of government for over two decades, says “electricity […]

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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 […]

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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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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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