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New Top Cop

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Whelan comes to 19th precinct from Queens By Dan Rivoli The new commanding officer of the 19th precinct has left the single-family homes of suburban Queens for the luxury towers and low-rise tenement buildings of the Upper East Side. But the purse-snatchings, burglaries, identity thefts and other grand larceny crimes that Deputy Inspector Matthew Whelan [&hellip
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Thoughts on ‘The English Vice’

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New York needs a more European approach when it comes to sexuality By Susan Braudy I recently read that Christopher Hitchens" upcoming memoir tells of his passionate love affairs with boys in boarding school in England. No big deal for the now-married, smart-as-a-whip pundit and gray eminence. Have we missed the boat? I think so
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Candidate Feedback

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To the Editor: In your issue dated May 20, you touch briefly on Reshma Saujani"s appearance at a candidate forum in Midtown on May 16, where Ms. Saujani repeated her assertion that she is running because people in the district tell her they want someone “who looks like me.  
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Yorkville Dining

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To The Editor: Shani Friedman is mistaken when she “can"t find any interesting place to eat in Yorkville"s far East Side (review, Palacio Azteca, May 6). On a block she calls “a barren stretch of York Avenue are two good eateries: the one she visited, and the popular, highly-rated (Zagat) Finestra. A few blocks north [&hellip
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City Week: May 28–June 3

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Alexandra Waldhorn Friday, May 28 Journey to Brazil's Grammy-award-winning composer and guitarist Mario Adnet and his ensemble, Ouro Negro, perform in “Journey to Brazil. The show is in honor of Brazilian composer Moacir Santos, who influenced generations of musicians worldwide. The group performs a [&hellip
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Late-Night Robbery Attempt

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A 23-year-old man was the target of a robbery inside his building, on East 95th Street between First and Second avenues. Police said that May 18 at 3:30 a.m., the mugger was sitting on the stoop of the man"s building. When the man entered, the mugger followed him. The mugger grabbed him by the arm [&hellip
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Subway Assault

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A woman was assaulted on a northbound No. 6 train near the East 86th Street stop, at Lexington Avenue. Police said that May 15 at 5:10 p.m., the 56-year-old Bronx woman saw two men assaulting another woman on the train. When she intervened, one of the attackers, 61-year-old George Richards, allegedly punched her in the [&hellip
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A Massage, Then Robbery

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A 45-year-old Queens woman was robbed May 13 after she gave a massage to a client at 6 p.m. She told police that the man came in for a massage to a building on East 78th Street between Third and Lexington avenues. Afterward, he asked for a glass of water. He then followed her into [&hellip
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Expensive Jewelry Stolen

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A 55-year-old Upper East Side woman"s pouch containing expensive jewelry was ripped from her arms in a May 16 robbery. After leaving a pizzeria at 8:15 p.m., the woman was followed by the mugger to a First Avenue building at East 85th Street. He bumped into her and tried to steal the pouch. Police said [&hellip
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Purse Snatching

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A 23-year-old Queens woman was the victim of a purse snatching while walking west on East 82nd Street near Lexington Avenue. Police said that May 17 at 9:17 p.m., the mugger came up from behind and grabbed the purse off her shoulder. He fled toward Central Park. The purse contained $45 cash, credit cards and [&hellip
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