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No crossing an old saw

Someone made creative use of an N.Y.P.D. sawhorse on Tribeca’s Cortlandt Alley, although there was no crossing through this wall. The New York Times reported in 2007 the sawhorses would be gradually phased out, but they have not been put out to pasture yet.

BY PAUL SCHINDLER  |  City Council Speaker Christine Quinn began this year as such a prohibitive frontrunner in the Democratic mayoral race that for months the major question asked was how likely it was that her opponents could keep her below the 40 percent threshold and force her into a runoff. Now, Public Advocate Bill […]

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Sleeping man hit & robbed A man sleeping off his wild night was assaulted and robbed by four people in the Spring St. (C,E) subway station, police reported. Police said the 39-year-old man was intoxicated and sleeping on the floor of the Downtown platform on Thurs., Sept. 19. At about 1:30 a.m., he was approached […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE    |  Diamond Goins was seen last week walking out of Soho’s designer Balenciaga boutique with a $1,200 handbag under his arm at 3:30 in the afternoon, police reported — without paying for it. The manager chased after 19-year-old Goins, who ran out the front door only to be tackled by a […]

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BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Second-degree assault charges are no longer on the table for Richard Pearson, a mentally ill man accused of waging a reign of terror on the streets of Soho by verbally and physically harassing residents and merchants. After two grand juries failed to indict Pearson on assault, the prosecution opted not to […]

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Man ambushed A man was robbed in the middle of the afternoon in Soho by seven teenagers, police reported this week. The attack took place on the corner of West Broadway and Prince St. from 4:30 to 4:45 p.m. on Fri., July 26. The victim, 36, told police that he was approached by a young […]

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Group attack on man in bar Police arrested a man on Sat. at a Soho karaoke bar and restaurant for what is being called a gang assault, after he and three or four others attacked another bar patron, police said. The victim, a 24-year-old Asian man from Connecticut was inside Biny, a karaoke bar at […]

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Suspicious package scare The heightened security in New York City since the Boston Marathon bombings migrated to Tribeca on April 22 when a bomb squad was called in to investigate an abandoned package, which proved to be harmless. The package in question was left on a city bus April 22 as the bus parked for […]

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Thousands joined the inaugural 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, despite increased police security. The route started out at Pier 57 and wound around Lower Manhattan. From dedicated athletes to families with kids in tow, participants turned out to honor the victims and the first responders that poured into the area after the attacks. April […]

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Two men ran from a Soho boutique with thousands of dollars of stolen goods in the middle of the day on Tuesday, police said. It is the second shoplifting incident for the boutique in the last month and one of many shoplifting incidents that have recently plagued high-end Soho stores. According to a police spokesperson, […]

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