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BY ALINE REYNOLDS | Sergeant Adam Holcomb, the first of eight soldiers to be tried in connection with U.S. Army Private Danny Chen’s suicide, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and $1,182 forfeiture of pay. The penalties, tied to two counts of maltreatment and one count of assault, were minimal compared to what Holcomb […]

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On July 17, the City Council’s Land Use Committee voted overwhelmingly, by 19 to 1, to support New York University’s 2031 development plan for its two South Village superblocks. The resulting plan wasn’t what opponents were hoping for, but represents significant concessions by N.Y.U., and may be the best outcome achievable under the circumstances. The […]

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BY COUNCIL MEMBER MARGARET CHIN  |  On June 28, the New York City Council passed the city’s budget for Fiscal Year 2013. This year’s budget was unique in many respects. In my three years serving as the City Council representative for Lower Manhattan, I have never seen so many community members raise their voices against […]

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9/11 Memorial: Bloomberg seeking gov funding, a possible Cuomo family feud, and construction Days after Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie requested federal funding for the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum, Mayor Michael Bloomberg voiced his support of their efforts. Cuomo and Christie sent their letter to the National Park Service on […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  As a result of efforts to clamp down on unlawful bus operators, cheap-fare buses traveling in and out of Chinatown will soon be subject to new rules authorized and enforced by the city. And, while many locals espouse stronger regulation of the buses, some fear that the low-cost bus operators are […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS | As a result of efforts to clamp down on unlawful bus operators, cheap-fare buses traveling in and out of Chinatown will soon be subject to new rules authorized and enforced by the city. And, while many locals espouse stronger regulation of the buses, some fear that the low-cost bus operators are being […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  The first of eight soldiers implicated in the apparent suicide of 19-year-old Army Private Danny Chen will be tried in military court beginning in early April. Sergeant Travis Carden, 25, from Fowler, Indiana, will appear before a general court-martial, the highest level of military court, to face charges of violating lawful […]

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[media-credit name="Downtown Express photos by Milo Hess " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Crowds gathered at Roosevelt Park on Monday for the Fireworks Festival, one of the day’s many events marking the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year. BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  If state legislators and other elected officials representing Lower Manhattan have their way, Chinese New […]

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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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BY CYNTHIA MAGNUS | A methadone treatment clinic, Gramercy Park Services LLC, has received tentative approval from the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to relocate to 90 Maiden Lane, according to one source at the agency. Community Board 1 members were surprised to learn just before Thanksgiving of the clinic’s planned […]

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