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Bridge Party Leads to Arrests

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Every weekday, the Manhattan Bridge carries more than 450,000 New Yorkers on foot, bike, train and car between Brooklyn and Manhattan. But on Saturday night a crowd of partygoers turned a section of the pedestrian walkway on the 5,780-foot long span over the East River into an outdoor nightclub. Police say Sunday three New York [&hellip
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City Slows Plans for Pricey Apartments on Public Housing Land

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Officials are backing off a plan to lease land in some New York City public housing complexes for new, mostly market-rate rental buildings. New York City Public Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea said Friday the authority wants private developers to submit ideas for possible new buildings at eight housing projects in Manhattan. Originally, NYCHA had [&hellip
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The HoHos: Taking a Twirl with Two of Downtown’s Gold-Dust Divas

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IMG_2996 The singing duo takes on the classics of Stevie Nicks By Kiara Downey It’s eight o’clock on a Friday night and the HoHos are packing their tambourines.  Surrounded by Stevie Nicks posters and countless racks of bedazzled costumes, Jill Pangallo and Cathy Cervenka (“Jill Ho” and “Cathy Ho” when in character) are primping for their [&hellip
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Webby Awards Honor Best on the Internet

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Ben Stiller, Ken Marino and Erica Oyama speak onstage at the 17th Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on May 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Webby Awards) The downtown ceremony, in its 17th year, highlighted those who have used the web for social good By Helaina Hovitz On Tuesday night, hundreds gathered for the 17th Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani (55 Wall Street) in a ceremony that honored excellence on the Internet. One of the first to arrive on the red carpet [&hellip
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Two Tropical Soirees, Downtown Style

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Rainforest Last month saw a lot of green in the downtown scene By Helaina Hovitz April was a big month for downtown, especially in the green department—which also happens to be the color of money, which is usually heavily involved. At the Bowery Hotel on April 23rd, the African Rainforest Conservancy hosted its 22nd Annual Artists for Africa [&hellip
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Preview: Internet Week NYC

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Gary He/Insider Images for Internet Week New York Even if you’re not a techie, there are plenty of reasons to attend this year’s Internet Week NYC By Helaina Hovitz The weeklong event, headquartered at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street), kicks off on May 20th. Panels, events, meetups, classes, exhibits, screenings and parties will also take place citywide, focusing on topics like beauty and [&hellip
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Not All Happy About Sharing with Bike Share

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Citi Bike Some downtown residents claim the newly installed CitiBike racks create hazards and hassle for their neighborhood By Helaina Hovitz Last week, 330 CitiBike stations were installed in Manhattan and Brooklyn, garnering a reaction from most Manhattanites that can essentially be boiled down to this: not on my block. Or, at least, not where it’s currently [&hellip
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The Man With All the Answers

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Mark (5 of 10) A downtown philosophy guru helps people tackle the big questions in life in a practical way By Helaina Hovitz Three weekends ago, as spring finally began to blossom, I saw oodles of couples strolling through Washington Square Park, gearing up for summer love that they undoubtedly hoped would stick around through the fall. “Hey guys!” [&hellip
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