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C.B. 1 Chair Julie Menin BY CYNTHIA MAGNUS  |  Community Board 1’s resolution on the Occupy Wall Street demonstration is now official, but the question remains as to how the “good neighbor policy” it establishes, will be enforced. At the full board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25, C.B. 1 Chair Julie Menin said, “What is […]

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BY CYNTHIA MAGNUS  |  As Occupy Wall Street enters its second month, and demonstrators continue to reside in Zuccotti Park, elected officials, community stakeholders and the protestors are attempting to find ways to coexist. “This is a neighborhood of working class people, the same people you represent,” said Pat Moore, chair of Community Board 1’s […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  A criminal investigation is underway to trace the cause of the mysterious death of 19-year-old U.S. Army Private Danny Chen, whose body was found on Oct. 3 in a guard tower in Kandahar, Afghanistan with a gunshot wound to the head. The fatality was not combat related, according to U.S. Army […]

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BY MARGARET S. CHIN  |  Last week, politicians from every level of government weighed in on the Occupy Wall Street Movement. From Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the movement, which began in New York on Sept. 17, captured the attention of mainstream America. Help from powerful backers, like the New York State […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Three-year-old Tribeca youngster Ozzie Carty was riding his scooter to Washington Market park on Friday, Sept. 30, when a cab hit him and knocked him down at the intersection of Greenwich and Duane Streets. While Ozzie was spared any noticeable injuries, Richard and Sonia Carty, the toddler’s shaken parents, continue to monitor […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  After a highly contentious debate among community members, the City Council unanimously voted in favor of the Chinatown Business Improvement District at its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s signed the legislation on Tuesday night. More than three-quarters of the B.I.D.’s first-year budget, which totals $1.3 million, will be […]

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BY Aline Reynolds | Last weekend, Hurricane Irene ravaged much of the East Coast, including coastal parts of the Tri-State area and resulted in historic flooding in parts of New England. To the relief of many, the storm spared the low-lying areas of Lower Manhattan. City officials prepared for the worst and hoped for the […]

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BY MARGARET S. CHIN  |  As your City Council representative, I would like to highlight the significant changes that have been made to the proposed Soho Business Improvement District plan. I became involved in the Soho BID process after it became clear the BID organizers had not adequately considered the concerns and input of the […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Some Chinatown residents have had it with the loud, live music streaming out of Columbus Park on the weekends. Several music and dance groups entertain scores of tourists and local senior citizens with Cantonese opera tunes on Saturdays and Sundays. The groups amp up the sound using microphones and loudspeakers, competing […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Fifty residents of 35 Market St., a low-income rental apartment in Chinatown, were locked out of their homes on Wed., July 6, shortly after city officials raided their apartment building. Eight of the eighteen units in the six-story building were illegally partitioned, according to the NYC Department of Buildings, who, in […]

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