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The hiding place Jewelry was stolen from a hidden location in a woman’s apartment. At Around 10 a.m. on October 17, a 34-year-old woman living on West 67th Street discovered jewelry missing from her apartment. There were no signs of forced entry, nor had any unauthorized personnel entered the apartment. The missing jewelry had been [&hellip
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Bouncing Back After Sandy

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Clinton Hall 90 Washington Street (corner of Rector Street) Abraham Merchant’s eponymous cafe at the corner of Washington and Rector Streets was completely destroyed by Sandy. But Merchant, undeterred, decided to open a brand new beer garden in his old space to replace the business the storm took away. Clinton Hall now serves craft beer [&hellip
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out & about

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Friday October 25th Candlelight Ghost Tours Merchant’s House Museum 29 East 4 Street $40 6:00 p.m. and later Creep through this historical recreation of old-world New York and discover the ghouls, mysteries and haunted happenings that simply won’t go away. The tour guide will mix history and horror as you sneak through rooms of the [&hellip
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Local Finalists Announced for NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

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The Charles H. Revson Foundation announced last week the 10 finalists for the first annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, which celebrate the crucial role of local libraries in serving the city’s diverse communities. The Awards – the first of their kind to honor individual branch libraries – generated 4,310 nominations from New Yorkers.  “These nominations [&hellip
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U.S. Suicide Rate Rose Sharply Among Middle-aged

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The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans climbed a startling 28 percent in a decade, a period that included the recession and the mortgage crisis, the government reported on May 2.  The trend was most pronounced among white men and women in that age group. Their suicide rate jumped 40 percent between 1999 and 2010. But [&hellip
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Officials Remind of Deadlines for 9/11 Victims, Responders

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Those injured by or made ill from the events of 9/11 have less than three weeks to register for compensation from the government Just two days before the 12th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and 24 days before the Oct. 3 deadline for most 9/11 first responders, recovery workers, and survivors to register for [&hellip
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Helping a smoker quit

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Useful tips for friends and family Respect that the quitter is in charge. This is their lifestyle change and their challenge, not yours. Ask the person whether they want you to ask regularly how they’re doing. Ask how they’re feeling – not just whether they’ve stayed quit. Let the person know that it’s OK to [&hellip
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Feline Fete

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Last week’s Reception and Cats in Fashion benefit at the Algonquin Hotel for Matilda and friends drew about 150 people and loads of cats in costume. All proceeds from the event went to the Bideawee animal shelter. Cat costumes were the biggest attraction. In addition, pet lifestyle expert and author Nikki Moustaki hosted the event. [&hellip
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One Delivery Too Many

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At 6 a.m. Saturday, June 22, an unknown person entered through the front door of a restaurant that had been left open for deliveries on Amsterdam Avenue. The unauthorized intruder took cash and the cash register and then left the restaurant through the same open front door. Camera surveillance of the robbery is available. Stolen [&hellip
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New Art in Riverside Park South

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Seven large-scale sculptures featured The Art Students League of New York, one of America’s premier art schools, opened its third annual “Model to Monument” (M2M), a partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, June 19, in Riverside Park South on the Upper West Side. This year’s M2M sculptures include a Riverside [&hellip
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