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Long-Awaited Broadway/Bleecker Street Transfer Still Awaited

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Photo by Mark Lyon By Naomi Cohen The Broadway-Bleecker Street transfer is now taking longer to open than all of the first part of the IRT in the early 1900s. After rumors of openings in June, then July, then mid-August, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is taking an oath of silence in finalizing a date. The project, over budget at $135 million, will [&hellip
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Record-High Vacancies and Rent Rates Suggest Lenient Leases in Winter

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Photo by Matt Hintsa By Naomi Cohen As Manhattan apartment rents are reaching an all-time high, landlords are signing fewer leases in a usually busy month. With vacancy rates averaging 1.19% in August—the widest rate since 2009—a breaking point may be approaching this winter, according to Gary Malin, president of City Habitats, the real estate company that published the report. [&hellip
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Woman Raped, Thrown from Rail by OWS Colleague

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Photo courtesy of NYPD By Naomi Cohen The NYPD reported Monday that a woman, 56, was raped and thrown off of the Pier 15 park railing after meeting a fellow Occupy Wall Street protester, 44, for this weekend’s anniversary festivities. She was found without pants or underwear, with a broken pelvis and right arm. The woman recognized the suspect, [&hellip
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NYC Board of Health Approves Soda Ban

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons by Nora Bosworth On Thursday, the New York City Board of Health approved Mayor Bloomberg’s “soda ban”, which prohibits the sale of soda and other sweetened drinks in any container over 16 ounces. The average soda bottle actually exceeds this size, according to the New York Times. Bloomberg’s desire to curb the city’s obesity epidemic [&hellip
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City Council Introduces Law to Crack Down on Illegal Hotels

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Speaker Quinn During Press Conference on Ilegal Hotels--William Alatriste New York City Council--Wiliam Alatriste New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, along with other elected officials, introduced a new legislation that would increase the fines and crack down the operation of illegal hotels throughout the city, at a hearing on Wednesday afternoon. Owners of residential single room occupancy buildings have been converting their properties into illegal hotels, by renting rooms to tourists at [&hellip
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Jonathan Tropper Mans Up for Latest Novel

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13586743 For the uninitiated, reading a Jonathan Tropper is akin to taking a guided tour through the modern male psyche. Over the course of six seriocomic novels involving health hazards, career crossroads and relationship crises, including the highly-acclaimed This Is Where I Leave You and the just-released One Last Thing Before I Go, the author has [&hellip
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We Endorse…

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high res hoylman With the race for president dominating the airwaves these days, it’s sometimes difficult to remember that New York City has its own primary on Sept. 13, which includes several key state Senate seats as well as the two newest justices for Civil Court and Surrogate Court, important positions that seldom receive as much attention as [&hellip
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Overcoming alcohol problems: The good news (and the bad)

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Bar Scene By David Gibbons The bad news is alcohol continues to be the most widely abused mood-altering, addictive drug in America, directly and indirectly responsible for billions of dollars in health care costs, crime and property damage—not to mention immeasurable lost productivity and personal devastation. Alcohol problems are widespread, and fewer addicts receive treatment in comparison [&hellip
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City & State: This Week’s Political Winners and Losers

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Nydia Velazquez. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. Forget the Catskills. The hottest place to head for the summer’s end is the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., rain be damned. And it must have been a convenient escape for New York’s Democrats this week, as the damage from Vito Lopez’s harassment scandal spread to some of the state’s top officials. Amid the [&hellip
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