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Ferry Resumes Service After Last Week’s Crash

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SeaStreak accident left more than 70 passengers injured By Caroline Lewis With a full investigation under way, the SeaStreak resumed full service this week, ferrying commuters between Atlantic Highlands, N.J., and Wall Street. Many passengers on board were already out of their seats and moving toward the exit of the SeaStreak Wall Street vessel, ready [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Soho Fire, Chinatown Bus Hits Peds, Deadline for FEMA Aid

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

hoylman_speech1_web Deadly Fire in Soho Last Thursday, police responded to a 911 call of a fire at 41 Spring St. at 6:40 p.m. Officers arriving on the scene of the five-story apartment building, which has a Pinkberry on the ground floor, found the blaze already raging, and a man, 45-year-old Wei Chu Wu, attempting to block [&hellip
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Now Take Them Out, Devils’ Most Anticipated Albums of 2013 (So Far)

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wolf27s_law By Simon Lazarus Vasta My Bloody Valentine, TBA (TBA) The music masses have been waiting for a follow-up to My Bloody Valentine’s last album, the modern-classic-that-has-been-around-so-long-now-it’s-just-a-classic Loveless, for twenty-one years now. Many, myself included, had given up the faith, stopped chasing that particular white whale, and resigned themselves to crate-digging for early MBV obscurities. But [&hellip
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Update: Downtown Synagogue Forced Out of Home

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DT_synagogue_manpray_aa By Caroline Lewis “We are shocked by [yesterday's] court decision,” said Richard McBee, President of Lower Manhattan’s Sixteenth Street Synagogue. The NYS Supreme Court has upheld the eviction of the synagogue from their home of more than 65 years by building owner Jack Braha. This decision marks a low point for McBee and the synagogue [&hellip
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Empire Statement

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Politics, West Side Spirit

DSC_0059stevebuschemiCLOSE A Q&A WITH ACTOR STEVE BUSCEMI Since his breakout performance in Jim Jarmusch’s 1989 film Mystery Train, Steve Buscemi has become one of New York’s most recognizable and beloved actors. With his distinctive voice, gaunt visage and agitated manner, Buscemi has breathed life into unforgettable and eminently quotable characters in movies like The Big Lebowski, [&hellip
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Crime Watch: Break-In; Ice Cream; Clothing Thefts; Missing Rings; Stolen Wallet

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Exif_JPEG_PICTURE Compiled By Paul Bisceglio BREAK-IN, BURGLARY IN THE WEST 80’S A young man’s apartment was robbed on Sunday, Dec. 30. The 24-year-old left his West 81st Street home at 6 p.m., and when he returned at around 11 p.m. he found his door open and his lights on. A Mac laptop, $4,000 camera, TV, a [&hellip
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Baruch Gets Green Light to Open Interim Plaza on 25th Street

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Baruch students and members of the community enjoy the new Interim Plaza. Photo courtesy Baruch College By Janet Allon When Baruch College students return to classes toward the end of this month, they won’t have to look both ways when they cross 25th Street anymore. That’s because the college received the necessary approvals to close 25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues to traffic at the end of December, and has [&hellip
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Tapped In: Sandy Aid; Fire Fatalities; Ed Potter Award

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fire Compiled by Paul Bisceglio NADLER, CUOMO ATTACK DELAY IN SANDY AID The House of Representatives’ failure to vote on a $60 billion Hurricane Sandy disaster aid bill last week prompted a number of angry responses by local elected officials representing the storm-ravaged city. “This is a betrayal of the millions of Americans who are struggling [&hellip
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