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Maloney’s Poll Points to Easy Victory

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By Dan Rivoli With barbs being thrown in the race between longtime incumbent Rep. Carolyn Maloney and newcomer Reshma Saujani, the Maloney campaign conducted a poll that shows her cruising to victory. Representing the East Side since 1992 for nine terms in Congress, Maloney is leading her Democratic primary challenger 75 to 7 percent, according [&hellip
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Back from the Dead? GOP Candidates Vie for House Seat

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By Dan Rivoli The GOP used to rule the “Silk Stocking district, a nickname for the more affluent parts of the Upper East Side. But the primacy of liberal Republicans in this area is getting to be as outdated as top hats and monocles. Since Carolyn Maloney"s 1992 victory over incumbent Rep. Bill Green, Republicans [&hellip
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Man Killed By Taxi Cab

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By Max A. Goldstein and Dan Rivoli A pedestrian was struck and killed by a yellow cab at 1:15 p.m., May 24. He was crossing the intersection at East 60th Street and Third Avenue, according to police. The 67-year-old man was brought to Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead on arrival
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PARK AND WATERFRONT FORUM

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By Dan Rivoli The city Parks Department is holding a town hall meeting on “new visions for the East Side"s waterfront and parks. The city is considering a number of potential projects along the East Side"s waterfront, including an expansion of the United Nations campus, the Robert Moses playground at First Avenue and East 42nd [&hellip
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GROUND BROKEN ON NEW SCHOOLS

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By Alexandra Waldhorn Schools Chancellor Joel Klein broke ground May 21 on a brand new mixed-use development that will house two public schools. The $500 million development, at 250 E. 57th St., is the largest public-private initiative to build public schools in New York City history. P.S. 59 and the High School of Art and [&hellip
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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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