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  BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Downtown school advocates have been better than the city at forecasting the growing need for schools in recent years, and now there’s a new state law requiring the New York City to adopt some of their methods. The law, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Monday,  requires the city’s School Construction […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON    |  In the coming months, 14 more corridors — including Houston St., the Bowery and Sixth Ave. — will be added to the city’s growing number of so-called “arterial slow zones.” The Department of Transportation announced the second batch of new arterial slow zones on Fri., Aug. 1. The city’s first […]

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AUG 11, 2014  |  Twenty-five firefighter units responded to a fire at Independence Plaza North at 310 Greenwich St. in Tribeca at 8:40 p.m. Sunday night, according to the New York City Fire Department. There were eight injuries, including one firefighter, and five people were taken to the hospital for treatment. Three people […]

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Keys given to car thief Police say a parking lot attendant unwittingly aided a car thief who was given the keys to a new $82,000 car just after midnight on Fri., Aug 1. The suspect, Dae Do, 20, claimed to have lost his ticket when he got the car in the early a.m. from Alliance […]

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Lost soul on Fulton There is no way to know if the thief ever got to “Thou shalt not steal,” but either way it does not appear to have led to redemption since he or she is still at large with a stolen bible. Police say someone stole a purse containing the bible at the […]

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BY PAUL SCHINDLER | A Manhattan man arrested on charges of felony assault as a hate crime called 911 as he was “fleeing the scene” of the alleged attack to claim “that a group of homosexuals was following him,” according to the criminal complaint filed by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. The N.Y.P.D. reported that at […]

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Set against the sunset over the Hudson, local organizations and officials joined the community to honor Lower Manhattan’s cops at the First Precinct’s National Night Out Against Crime in Battery Park City on Tuesday evening. Community leaders and elected officials took the stage at Esplanade Plaza near the North Cove, to highlight the good work […]

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BY YANNIC RACK  | Two men dove into the East River to rescue an injured dock worker after he was knocked into the water by a rope and metal cleat at South Street Seaport’s Pier 16 on Monday. The end of the rope hit the 24-year-old New York Water Taxi employee when it snapped from one […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Lower Manhattan parents have another kindergarten option with the opening of private Pine St. School at 25 Pine Street this September. Pine Street School, which occupies three floors of the Trump Building, will offer preschool through first grade this fall and then launch its middle school next year. Eventually, the […]

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THURSDAY, JULY 31 HUDSON RIVER PARK Pier 25 at North Moore, hudsonriverpark.org/events/river-rangers-2014 River Rangers: Hudson River Park offers budding scientists an opportunity to learn more about the great outdoors. Hudson River Park’s environmental educators bring the opportunity to observe and explore through discovery-based science experiments and nature-inspired crafts. Hands-on learning and play activities for kids […]

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