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Major Gamer Rip-Off

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

A video game store on Greenwich Street reported an audacious theft to the 1st Precinct on March 4th – though the robbery actually occurred weeks earlier on February 19th. A store employee told police that their corporate security department had instructed the store’s management to wait to report the crime to police, in hopes that [&hellip
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The Continuing Development of David Cross

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Photo by Peter Ash Lee Actor David Cross talks about the state of comedy, reprising the role of Tobias in ‘Arrested Development’ and his abiding love for NYC David Cross is a comedian known just as much for his off-color stand-up humor as he is for giving life to a television character who can never ever be nude and wears [&hellip
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Local Politicians React to State of the State

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

We asked the state senators and assembly members from our neighborhoods to respond to Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State address Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State speech, addressing a population that had recently been shaken by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the unthinkable violence of the school [&hellip
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Oh Finally, the Perfect Man, Defined!

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Picture 1 A few months ago, the horrifically cynical new prostitution dating auction site WhatsYourPrice.com made minor media waves with the release of its survey results revealing the stats of NYC’s “perfect woman.” Now those geniuses have done it again! BeYourOwnPimp.com has released the results of another survey, this time educating us all on the most desirable [&hellip
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Newtown Tragedy Evokes Calls for Gun Control from Local Politicians

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

flickr-2914911278-hd In the immediate aftermath of the devastating and deadly elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., New York City elected officials lamented the deaths of so many young children and pointed to the tragedy in a cry for increased gun control legislation at the national level. Last Friday, a lone gunman, identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, [&hellip
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The First Annual Downtown OTTY Awards

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Downtown OTTY Awards, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Council Member Margaret Chin, Downtowner of the Year Our Town Downtown thanks the people who make life in lower Manhattan spectacular When we decided to start a tradition of presenting awards to outstanding community members who live and work in downtown Manhattan, the one thing we knew would be easy was finding recipients. We weren’t disappointed. The inaugural Downtown OTTY (Our Town Thanks [&hellip
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At a Standstill: Budget Cuts Have Brought New York’s Court System to a Crawl

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

The New York civil court system is supposed to serve as an integral resource for residents seeking access to justice. But a slew of recent cuts, combined with an influx of cases in some courts, has significantly slowed the wheels of justice in the city, and attorneys, advocates, judges and court staff say that it’s [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: OWS vs. NYPD, Nadler Pressures OSHA, LES Murderer Sentenced

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

OCCUPY-WALL-STREET-PROTESTS Against NYPD A lawsuit brought by three alleged Occupy Wall Street protesters against the NYPD was settled by the city last week. On Nov. 7, 2011, Kira Moyer-Sims, Angela Richino and Matthew Vrvilo claim they were arrested without cause, detained for 24 hours and subjected to a strip search after leaving a coffee shop near [&hellip
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