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BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM    |  As we come off the celebratory chaos that is the holiday season and welcome in the new year, there are a number of January activities that will help us entertain our families while we readjust to the routine. Here are a few that stood out to me: On New Year’s […]

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BY MICHAEL LYDON  |  Walker St. between Broadway and Church St., two short blocks below Canal, looks like Tribeca before it became Tribeca: battered loft buildings with dusty windows, a couple of unobtrusive art galleries, a semi-fancy restaurant at the Church St. corner, and one textile company left over from the days when this block […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The tour bus congestion conundrum at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum has been a topic of discussion for years, but no one even seems to know how many tour buses are actually frequenting the site. What is clear though, is the frustration of the some residents who live near the […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Michelle Myles is one of the original gangstas of tattooing in the Lower East Side. Myles and her business partner, Brad Fink, opened Daredevil Tattoo in 1997 on Ludlow St. A year and a half ago, they moved the business to 141 Division St. Myles’s story of how she got […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Sheldon Silver, the powerful, longtime leader of the New York State Assembly, is the focus of a federal investigation, The New York Times reported in its lead article on Page One on Tuesday. According to the Times, prosecutors from the office of Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  AND  DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC    |  Downtown leaders are calling on the Battery Park City Authority to take a new look at finding an operator for its marina while also paying more attention to the community’s needs. The authority last month appeared to be on the verge of giving the boot to […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Dueling contingents of protesters demonstrated outside City Hall Dec. 19, engaging each other in a heated battle of words the night before a lone gunman would fatally shoot two N.Y.P.D. officers in Brooklyn. The verbal sparring began in the early evening hours on a Friday, soon after about 100 people assembled […]

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Fur vendors arrested in attack on protesters Three fur vendors were arrested in Soho Dec. 20 after police say they threw bleach on anti-fur activists. The attack — during which at least four individuals were hit with the liquid, including a small child — came during one of the ongoing protests against the “fur stall” — a sidewalk […]

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Wearing black tape across their badges, 20,000 police from New York City, around the country and as far away as Canada, gathered in Queens on Saturday for the funeral of Police Officer Rafael Ramos. A week earlier, Ramos and his patrol partner, Wenjian Liu, had been executed in an ambush by a crazed gunman. After […]

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Hundreds flocked to St. Paul’s Chapel Christmas Eve for caroling, a Christmas play and a brief service. Children from Trinity’s Sunday School and the Trinity Youth Chorus performed.  The Episcopal Church’s parish includes both St. Paul’s and Trinity Church, both on Broadway in Lower Manhattan.    

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