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Dangerous Intersections

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By Dan Rivoli In March, the Upper East Side was called the best place for retirees. But new statistics from the Department of Transportation say the neighborhood has the most dangerous intersections for seniors in the city. In a list of 50 intersections with the most accidents involving senior pedestrians between 2004 and 2008, the [&hellip
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City Week: May 7–May 13

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Megan Finnegan Friday, May 7 Are We Alone?'s The “Ethics in Film group screens Contact (1997), followed by a discussion. In the film, Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) searches for extra-terrestrial intelligence with the encouragement and romantic interest of author and Christian philosopher Palmer [&hellip
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Moms, Get Screened

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By Dan Rivoli With Mother"s Day around the corner, State Sen. Liz Krueger is reminding women to take advantage of various free mammogram screenings throughout the neighborhood. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for woman, killing more than 41,000 women each year. Project Renewal and the American Italian Cancer Foundation offer mobile mammogram [&hellip
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Brick Oven Burglary

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By Dan Rivoli East Side Brick Oven Pizza, at 1159 Third Ave. between East 67th and 68th streets, was burglarized April 26. Cops said the intruder forced open a sliding glass window to gain entry. The burglar also broke the glass display case, but nothing was stolen
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Broken Windows

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By Dan Rivoli A man was shoved through a glass window April 28 after an altercation. The 35-year-old victim, from Brooklyn, was arguing with someone in front of 1143 Second Ave. and East 61st Street at 12:10 a.m. Police said the Brooklyn man was being uncooperative with his attacker, refusing to state what the dispute [&hellip
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Parking Problems

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By Dan Rivoli Two men got into a fight about parking on East 64th Street between First and Second avenues. Police said that April 27 at 11:20 a.m., the two men were arguing when one pushed the other to the ground and said, “That"s what you get. The assaulted man refused medical attention. There was [&hellip
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More Missing Motorcycles

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By Dan Rivoli A 43-year-old man who lives on East 83rd Street reported that his motorcycle was stolen April 22. The owner told police he chained his black 2008 Suzuki motorcycle to a metal pole on the northeast corner of First Avenue and East 83rd Street at 7:30 p.m. When he returned the next day [&hellip
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Stolen Identity

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By Dan Rivoli A 57-year-old woman was a victim of identity theft. The woman, who lives on East 85th Street, reported to police April 23 that someone had opened an HSBC credit card in her name earlier in the month. She never received a card, but was sent a $1,890 bill
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Pick-Pocketed on Train

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By Dan Rivoli A 49-year-old woman was pick-pocketed April 26 on the Lexington Avenue line at East 60th Street. Around 2:45 p.m., she realized her wallet was missing, and rushed out of the train to cancel her cards. The thief tried to use her debit card but was blocked from taking money. Her wallet also [&hellip
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