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Teens arrested in Chinatown rape Three teenagers were arrested Tuesday for the raping and robbing of a woman, 33, early Monday morning, June 1, at 5 a.m., police say. Video from a Chinatown deli shows the woman, beaten and bleeding, walking into the store to ask for help, around 5:10 a.m., the New York Times […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The crowds were out in full force Friday afternoon for One World Observatory’s opening day. The sun beat down on those waiting in line for their timed entrance into the Observatory at 1 World Trade Center — and many made hats out of paper and used umbrellas as shields. The line […]

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By MIA RUPANI  | Inspired by their mutual love for the “Harry Potter” series, sixth-grader Qian Qian and her friends agreed that after lending out books to friends, having them returned with the pages dog-eared was a pet peeve. Determined to make a change, they worked together to create a business they call Book Lovers. “We […]

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Vet robbed on Memorial Day Two men who work for the swanky David Burke Kitchen inside the James Hotel in Soho left their things in the male’s employee locker room — and got their IDs and credit cards ripped off, police say. The employees left their stuff on Memorial Day at 8:30 a.m., but didn’t […]

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By JANEL BLADOW | Under a gloomy overcast sky, the crowd cheered and a bagpiper played as 130-year old Wavertree was gracefully maneuvered away from Pier 16 in the South Street Seaport. The East River soon looked like it did more than a century ago – a wavy steel blue “Street of Ships.” The ironclad sailing […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Captain Mark Iocco always knew he wanted to be a cop. Recently appointed the commanding officer of the First Precinct, Iocco said he followed in his father’s footsteps. “My father was a role model,” he said in a phone interview last week. Born in Italy, his father “came here and […]

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By DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Cool blues, high-tech gadgetry, dizzying heights and amazing vistas mark the experience at the soon-to-be-opened One World Observatory on May 29. It begins by entering 1 World Trade Center, or the Freedom Tower, on its West St. side and going down into the building. After getting through security, which will […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  “The kids were blown away.” That is how Robert Sandler, a teacher at Stuyvesant High School, described his class’ recent visit to the 9/11 Museum. Sandler teaches a senior elective New York City History and took his class to the museum for the first time. “I thought it was incredibly […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  | For at least a decade or two, there hasn’t been much reason to hope the South Street Seaport’s New Market Building would be preserved, but the city likely began hammering the final nails in the building’s coffin last week. “It was just an iconic view with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background and […]

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BY SARA HENDRICKSON  |  At a public meeting on Mon., May 11, at the L.G.B.T. Center to “unveil” the Village’s new middle school at 75 Morton St., the crowd of 150 people had a few anxious questions, but most of all, the mood was gleeful celebration that the school would finally open its doors in […]

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