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Picked a fight with the wrong guy This guy fought a cop to try to prevent him from making an arrest — so he ended up in cuffs, too. Shibu Okechukwu, 26, appeared to be trying to protect a friend on Wed., Nov. 14 at around 3 p.m. when stepping in the middle of the […]

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BY JESSICA SCANLON | The cause of last week’s underground electrical fire that caused two manhole explosions still eludes authorities and residents, with some speculating that damage from Hurricane Sandy played a part. The incident took place at the intersection of Greenwich Street and Reade Street in Tribeca at around 11 a.m. on Sat., Nov. […]

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Downtowners once again are coming together, helping their neighbors — so the comparisons between Hurricane Sandy and 9/11 are natural. The key difference is that the devastating and tragic loss of life this time does not approach the magnitude of the attack 11 years ago. That of course does not make it any easier for […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS | The Financial District’s Federal Reserve Bank was the target of a potentially deadly terrorist attempt in mid-October. On the morning of Wed., Oct. 17, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, a 21-year-old from Bangladesh, tried to detonate what he believed to be a 1,000-pound bomb in front of the New York Federal Reserve […]

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Judge Richard J. Sullivan, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, made the right decision when he recently ruled that the New York Police Department illegally arrested large numbers of demonstrators at a protest in Lower Manhattan during the 2004 Republican National Convention. Yet, at the same time, Judge Sullivan […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Brand-new software is poised to assist cops in the effort to track down terrorists targeting the World Trade Center and other Downtown sites. The New York Police Department has joined forces with Microsoft to institute the initiative, dubbed the Domain Awareness System, with the goal of enhancing the city’s security cameras […]

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A solemn little boy who didn’t know his name, address or phone number was found wandering alone in Battery Park City’s Teardrop Park around 9:30 a.m. on Monday, July 25. He was neatly dressed in a white shirt, red shorts and black sandals. The Park Enforcement Patrol (P.E.P.) tried to find the child’s caregiver but […]

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