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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  As people across the city worked to recover from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, a group of seniors trapped in a Lower East Side building — without electricity, water or adequate food supplies — were being saved from the brink of despair by community leaders, city workers and volunteers who came […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  As people across the city worked to recover from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, a group of seniors trapped in a Lower East Side building — without electricity, water or adequate food supplies — were being saved from the brink of despair by community leaders, city workers and volunteers who came […]

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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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Trinity Church cancels Halloween festivities   |  Families celebrating Halloween will have to pencil out a Trinity Church visit from their calendars as a planned activity for the last weekend of October. The church’s annual movie night, originally scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 26, has been canceled for safety reasons, according to the […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Hudson River Park, known as a quiet oasis from the hustle and bustle of Downtown, was the setting of a sexual assault on Sat., Sept. 22 — the second such incident to transpire in Lower Manhattan in the last two weeks. Shortly after 5 a.m. before the break of dawn, a stranger […]

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 BY ALINE REYNOLDS | Hudson River Park, known as a quiet oasis from the hustle and bustle of Downtown, was the setting of a sexual assault on Sat., Sept. 22 — the second rape to occur in Lower Manhattan in the last two weeks. Shortly after 5 a.m. before the break of dawn, a stranger tried […]

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BY HELAINA HOVITZ  | On Thurs., Sept. 13, demolition of four decrepit high-rise buildings on Governors Island began as part of a $250 million plan to improve the island’s topography and infrastructure. In their place will be nothing but wide, open space. The buildings, nicknamed “dogbone” buildings because of their shape, housed military families up until 1996, and […]

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The Wall Street Journal recently reported that New York City has distanced itself from the high-ranking police official accused of gratuitously pepper-spraying a group of young female Occupy Wall Street protesters at a demonstration near Union Square last September. YouTube videos of the incident that went viral clearly showed the women were penned inside orange […]

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BY DR. JAMES H. COOPER  |  Can liberal Christianity be saved? So asked New York Times columnist Ross Douthat in a recent opinion piece, written on the heels of the Episcopal Church’s decision to allow same-sex marriage blessings. He went on to pin the decline in Episcopal Church attendance since the 1960s to a period […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Chase Manhattan Plaza will continue to be off limits to the public until the flowers bloom next year, prompting outrage among Financial District residents and workers. Officials from JPMorgan Chase, who briefed Community Board 1 about the closure at a committee meeting on Thurs., July 19, announced that the 70,000-square-foot plaza […]

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