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BY TEQUILA MINSKY   |  The faded “ghost sign” on the wall advertising Avignone Pharmacy (later Avignone Chemists) overlooks Sir Winston Churchill Square and can be read easily from Sixth Ave. It probably dates from the 1950s, according to the Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation blog. Another testament to Avignone’s long history could be […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS |  Teachers, students, parents and administrators across the city rallied on March 12 against Governor Andrew Cuomo’s education agenda. Particularly vexing for opponents are proposed reforms announced in January that would make standardized-testing scores 50 percent of teachers’ evaluations, as well as grant them tenure only after five consecutive years of “effective” […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Elected officials and community groups rallied in front of City Hall two weeks ago to push Mayor Bill de Blasio to fulfill his pledge that the Lunar New Year would be a school holiday. The March 13 rally came on the heels of de Blasio’s recent  announcement that two Muslim […]

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Muggers take bike A man was punched in the face and had his bike stolen on Fri., Mar. 13 in the Financial District, police say. Two teens, both 15, had a dispute with the man, 28, at 6:15 p.m. in front of 60 Wall St. Police say one of the teens said, “Where’s my money?” […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  Not a freeze — but a rollback! City Councilmember Corey Johnson said he’s hoping for nothing less than that from the Rent Guidelines Board when it decides in three months on lease-renewal terms for rent-regulated apartments for the next two years. A rent freeze is unprecedented in the history of […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | The sound of hammers and saws can still be heard, but like the spring weather that is almost upon us, retail is opening at Brookfield Place this Thursday. Window-sized paper announcements for Le District are being pulled down while at Satya Jewelry, the final touches to the store will be done, […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Teachers, students, parents and administrators across the city rallied on March 12 against Governor Cuomo’s education agenda. Particularly vexing for opponents are proposed reforms announced in January that would make standardized-testing scores 50 percent of teachers’ evaluations, as well as grant them tenure only after five consecutive years of “effective” ratings […]

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Muggers take bike A man was punched in the face and had his bike stolen last week in the Financial District, police say. Two teens, both 15, had a dispute with the man, 28, at 6:15 p.m. in front of 60 Wall St. on Fri., Mar. 13, Police say one of the teens said, “Where’s […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | A onetime pre-K starved Lower Manhattan will soon be feasting on an influx of new seats this fall. As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s push for pre-K for all, Lower Manhattan has more than 378 full-day seats for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. Last year, while the city expanded the […]

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  BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Let there be light and glass — the new owners of landmarked One Chase Manhattan Plaza want to add glass storefronts, new entrances, a piece of art, more lighting and 200,000 sq. ft. of retail. It will also have a new name: 28 Liberty Plaza. Chinese company Fosun brought the […]

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