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British comedian Russell Brand marched Downtown Tuesday to promote his book and honor two of the things Lower Manhattan is famous for: George Washington and Occupy Wall Street. Brand, also Katy Perry’s ex-husband, marched with a few hundred Occupyers from Zuccotti Park to Federal Hall on Wall St., site where Washington took the nation’s first […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS   |  The energy fueling the campaign of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s Republican challenger is women’s rights, and yes, energy. By the way, she see the issues as inextricably linked. Maureen Koetz, the long-shot challenger who has worked on energy issues in and out of government for over two decades, says “electricity […]

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Thieves get insulin pump & more in car break-ins  Two cars were broken into last weekend in Soho — and $3,300 in stuff was taken. The first break-in happened some time after 10 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 11 while two friends went to enjoy the splendor of New York Comic Con. At 3 a.m., when […]

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British comedian Russell Brand marched Downtown Tuesday to promote his book and honor two of the things Lower Manhattan is famous for: George Washington and Occupy Wall Street. Brand, also Katy Perry’s ex-husband, marched with a few hundred Occupyers from Zuccotti Park to Federal Hall on Wall St., site where Washington took the nation’s first […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS   | Anne Pappenheim of Oxfordshire, England came to Chinatown for a different kind of tea Monday afternoon. She took it with milk, sugar and plenty of black tapioca balls at the bottom of her domed plastic cup. She had never drunk bubble tea before this week, but a classmate from her university days […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Southbridge Towers residents last week voted overwhelmingly to privatize their homes, and almost every vote counted because the supporters only got 10 more than they needed. The thousands of residents living at the middle income housing complex by the Seaport will be able to sell their apartments on the open market, […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The city has cut one third of the promised community space at a building that it sold to a developer. “I feel like I got the rug pulled out [from under] me,” said committee member Tammy Meltzer. “As a community member I feel that already I’m not getting what I […]

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The 15th annual Inside Tribeca Loft Tour to benefit Duane Park and Bogardus Plaza will take place on Sun., Oct. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $60 in advance and $65 the day of, but with 400 tickets available, they are often sold out by the event. The first of the four residences […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has received $301 million in federal money to fortify Lower Manhattan subways. More than 500 street openings — stairwells, elevators, escalators, sidewalk vents, access hatches and manholes — will either be capped by fixed or deployable covers, according to an announcement last month by Governor Cuomo’s […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  For a while, five months at least, it ranked among the great mysteries. Right up there with: How did they build Stonehenge? Where did they bury Jimmy Hoffa? And…why does that kooky guy dance around in a diaper in Union Square anyway? The mystery is now over — well, make that…sort of. Last […]

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