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BY GERARD FLYNN  |  Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street activist who elbowed a police officer in the face at a protest in Zuccotti Park, was sentenced Monday in State Supreme Court to 90 days in jail, with five years probation. McMillan, a 25-year-old New School graduate student, will also pay a fine of $5,000 […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  As Wellington Chen, executive director of the Chinatown Partnership, said last week, it’s been a long time coming. Even as they’ve continued to build communities, Chinese families all over the city have always had to choose whether to send their kids to school on the Lunar New Year or keep them […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  | Bridging the transportation gap between two of the city’s fastest growing communities, a new ferry service now takes commuters from the Far West Side to Lower Manhattan in just 15 minutes. New York Water Taxi on May 19 launched its Westside Ferry, which runs during weekday rush hours between Hudson River Park’s […]

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BY NICOLAS FERNADES   |  A section of Elizabeth St. between Canal and Bayard Sts. in Chinatown was renamed Private Danny Chen Way on May 17 honoring the U.S. Army soldier who died in Afghanistan after racist hazing committed by his platoon. Chen, 19, was bullied and taunted by other soldiers for being a Chinese […]

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Chinatown murder Police arrested Chuen Lau, 55, for allegedly stabbing his older sister to death in their Chinatown apartment. After responding to a call from concerned relatives, officers arrived at the 115 Eldridge St. home around 6 p.m. on May 17 to find Meilin Liu, 57, lying in her bathtub, already dead from the stab […]

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By JOSH ROGERS  | The opening of the 9/11 Museum this week for previews has freed up much of the World Trade Center to visitors, allowing strollers to visit the memorial, and pedestrians to cross the site at Liberty St. “We went for a stroll last night,” Kristine Boel, 29, said Friday as she walked […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | As Wellington Chen, executive director of the Chinatown Partnership, said Friday, it’s been a long time coming. Even as they’ve continued to build communities, Chinese families all over the city have always had to choose whether to send their kids to school on the Lunar New Year or keep them home to […]

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(Originally posted May 5, 2014)  Keep it simple. That was the message from some of Downtown’s great chefs when we asked them for a seldom-used spice that would help amateur cooks. To our delight, some of this year’s Taste of Tribeca chefs took culinary license by ignoring the parameters of our questions. A few suggested […]

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New York State will offer a disaster preparedness training session in the Southbridge Towers community room on Monday, May 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. It will teach residents how to prepare for all types of disasters, respond correctly, and restore pre-disaster conditions. Each family will receive a free Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Starter Kit. […]

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Teen stabbing Police arrested two teenage boys after one of them allegedly stabbed another teen during a brawl on Canal St. on May 9. A Bronx girl, whose age was not disclosed, told cops the incident began while she was walking with her boyfriend, 17, also from the Bronx, along Canal St. near Sixth Ave. […]

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