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A new commanding officer has taken over the N.Y.P.D.’s First Precinct, whose headquarters are in Tribeca. Captain Brendan Timoney introduced himself to the community at Community Board 1’s full board meeting on March 27, two weeks after his first day at the precinct on Tues., March 12. Timoney is taking over from Captain Edward Winski, […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  Lady Liberty will reopen by Independence Day, in time to catch the second half of summertime traffic. In a teleconference on March 19, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said that statue was on track to open by July 4 of this year, bringing back much-needed jobs and tourism to […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED TUESDAY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF PASSOVER Traffic in lower Manhattan has been a bear the last couple of weeks. I am attributing at least some of it to the toll increase at the Battery Tunnel and, to a lesser extent, at the Midtown Tunnel. Since the round-trip tolls went to […]

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Boat break-in Police arrested a man wielding a large hammer on Pier 25 in the early morning hours of March 6 after breaking into a ship docked at the pier. Police reported that a man tried to break into a ship, The Nantucket, a privately-owned charter ship that was tied up at the Tribeca pier […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Against the backdrop of a relentlessly gray sky, on Feb. 26 Secretary of the Interior Kenneth Salazar stood in Battery Park and delivered some grim news about Liberty and Ellis Islands. Both have been closed since Superstorm Sandy blew through on Oct. 29, 2012. Salazar had just spent around 90 […]

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Trunk show heist? Over $8,000 worth of clothing was stolen from a man’s parked car in Lower Manhattan. The victim, a 46-year-old man, reported to police that his gray 2011 Range Rover Sport HSE had been broken into while it was parked in front of 8 Spruce St. on Sat., Feb. 9 between the hours […]

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One phone arrives, another departs A transit theft occurred aboard a southbound R train when a pickpocket took a woman’s cell phone near the Brooklyn Bridge stop — where another phone had been recovered earlier in the week. The device was swiped at 5:30 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 27 on a Brooklyn-bound train. The victim, […]

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Elevator robbery A man was forced into his Spring St. apartment’s elevator and robbed at gunpoint late at night on Wednesday. The victim, 23, told police that he was entering his apartment building at 106 Spring St. at about 1:30 a.m. on Wed., Jan. 16 when a man approached him from behind. As he reached […]

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Of the seven major crimes measured by the New York City Police Department, rape, robbery and auto theft were all down in Lower Manhattan’s First Precinct in 2012 compared to 2011. On the other hand, felonious assault increased by 16 percent, and burglary increased by about 21 percent from 2011. The First Precinct, a single […]

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FiDi PARKING ATTENDANT KILLED IN ACCIDENT A worker at a Financial District parking garage was killed on Mon., Nov. 26, after an apparent mistake caused a car to roll of an elevator lift and fall on him, police said. Victoriano Vizciano, 45, of the Bronx, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 7 a.m. […]

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