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BY MARGARET S. CHIN | Since the release of the 2010 Census, one headline has been used to sum up the experience of Chinese-Americans in New York over the past decade: “Chinatown is shrinking.” For Asian Americans, such as myself, who have dedicated their lives to ensuring that ethnic communities, like Chinatown, receive their fair […]

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On Thursday, the City Council will take an important step in signaling its support for enhanced safety requirements for discount and low-cost tour bus operators. Two resolutions will come before the full Council for a vote, Resolution 892 and Resolution 1000, which call upon our counterparts at the federal and state level to increase regulation […]

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BY ED KOCH | My impression from reading the newspapers last Friday reporting on the efforts of Occupy Wall Street, as well as seeing a number of television newscasts that Thursday night depicting the activities of those protesters involved in seeking to shut down Wall St., the adjacent subways and the Brooklyn Bridge, I’ve concluded […]

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By BILL WEINBERG  |  For the first time since the 1999 Seattle protests, a movement in the United States is in the vanguard of global resistance to capital. But this time, the stakes are much higher. Now, from Europe to the Arab world to South America to Manhattan and Oakland, the planet seems headed into […]

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BY RICHARD BARONE  |  Residents of the West Village are faced with the rare — and perhaps final — opportunity of acquiring for public use a green space, in the form of the triangle site across from the former St. Vincent’s Hospital. The triangle is being designated as a community park, and its unique location at […]

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By BRIAN STEINWURTZEL | The residents and business owners who serve on the BID Steering Committee (www.sohobid.org) and the other supporters of a business improvement district for Soho’s Broadway are very disturbed and disappointed with the editorial  “Soho BID needs work.” The editorial calls on BID supporters to gather more support. In the specific BID […]

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BY SCOTT STRINGER  | For the third time in two years, New York City parents and educators in District 2 are facing a frustrating and futile ritual: The Department of Education is planning to rezone school boundary lines in an area stretching from Lower Manhattan to the Upper East Side, and the chaos resulting from […]

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BY JERRY TALLMER  |  With apologies to George Orwell… The farmyard animals of G.O.P.land had caucused in the Big Barn to consider the question of Constipation, otherwise known as Log Jam. It seemed as if everybody had it or wanted it. Nothing moved, in or out. The whole damned farm — the whole damned countryside […]

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BY TIM FREEMAN  |  Back in June, I reviewed Todd A. Harrison’s book, “The Other Side of Wall Street,” for this newspaper. I ended the review with this encapsulation about the book’s author and the future of Wall Street: “Harrison is an optimistic ray of hope in these economically depressing and uncertain times. With his […]

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BY MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT SCOTT STRINGER  |  Recently, at the intersection of Greenwich and Duane in Tribeca, a three-year old boy was struck by a cab while crossing the street with his mother and older brother in the crosswalk. Luckily, the boy was wearing a helmet, and he escaped serious injury. But the incident underscored […]

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