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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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Happy Mom’s Day

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Pay homage to that nice lady who raised you by ditching an outdated label By Daniel Meltzer Forget about Baby Jane, what ever happened to Mother? Who, under the age of 70, refers to his or her female parent as “mother any more? Why, then, do we still call it “Mother"s Day when they are [&hellip
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In Wake of Subway Stabbing, Concerns About Crime on Public Transit

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In a blast from the not-so-fondly-remembered past, violent gang activity spilled out of Central Park into Manhattan subway stations last week, with one of the teens involved in the altercation getting stabbed. According to the New York Post, the trouble began when one gang confronted another in Central Park. One group fled, heading down into [&hellip
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CO-OP AND CONDO DWELLERS, UNITE

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City Council members form voting blocs and caucuses based around race and ethnicity, gender or political ideology. But now there is a caucus focused on those who live in co-ops and condominiums. A Queens Council member, Mark Weprin, recently formed the Co-op and Condo Caucus and recruited 23 of his colleagues, including West Side Council [&hellip
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SWEET RIDE

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April 16 was a very sweet day for some Upper West Side kids, when a traveling mobile maple exhibit visited Manhattan as part of the annual Maple in Manhattan Day. The event was sponsored by the New York State Maple Producers Association, and included visits from State Sen. Thomas Duane and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal. [&hellip
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BUDDING ARTISTS

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A Queens middle school student took the grand prize earlier this month in the 14th annual ECOFEST Poster Competition. Arianna Stergiou’s work, along with the other category winners, is displayed in the lobby of the Apple Bank for Savings, at 2100 Broadway and West 73rd Street, through April 30. Stergiou, a student at the Marie [&hellip
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