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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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BY Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Finance Chair Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Council Fire and Criminal Justice Chair Elizabeth Crowley and Council Member Margaret Chin This year, under enormous pressure to deliver a fiscally responsible budget in difficult financial times, we were forced to make some tough decisions. Deciding how to consolidate city government while […]

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Downtown residents largely agree that sellers of counterfeit trademark goods should be penalized. Whether or not purchasers should be thrown into jail, however, is up for debate. District One Councilmember Margaret Chin’s proposed legislation to fine and/or imprison buyers of counterfeit perfumes, watches, CDs and other counterfeit items prompted a divisive discussion among community members […]

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By Aline Reynolds  |  Osama bin Laden’s death and the rapidly-approaching 10th anniversary of 9/11 is causing Downtown community members to become increasingly anxious about their safety. The last thing they need to hear is that a neighborhood firehouse, situated only blocks away from Ground Zero, is slated to close. Engine Four is one of […]

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To The Editor: Re “Amid concerns over vending, Chin targets knockoff buyers” (news article, April 26): So, 20 years after trying to become a city councilmember to represent Chinatown and Lower Manhattan, Margaret Chin finally won. It was a victory, one this writer was happy to see. So, now it troubles me that she has […]

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