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19th Precinct News:

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Police warn neighborhood small shop owners that they have been seeing a pattern of robbery in which burglars have jimmyed gates and broken windows before robbing stores. Shopkeepers are urged to follow these precautions: 1) Do not leave cash in the register when you close shop at night. 2) Make sure to lock the store’s [&hellip
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‘Hood Happenings

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Wednesday, Aug. 7 Summer movie nights at St. Michael’s Church in the reception room. Movie of the week: Beasts of the Southern Wild. 7 PM. Runtime 90 min. with discussion to follow. Free admission. Open to public. 225 W. 99th St. 212-222-2700 or www.saintmichaelschurch.org Lunchtime Concert Series in Lincoln Square with free music and fun [&hellip
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Local Serial Burglar Sentenced

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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced the sentencing last week of Justin John, 20, to 6-to-12 years in state prison for burglarizing eight private commercial buildings in Chelsea and the West Village. On June 26, the defendant pleaded guilty to all eighteen counts in the indictment, including multiple counts of Burglary in the Third Degree, [&hellip
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Theater Prop Brings Bomb Squad

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A local playwright who directed a show called the “American Suicide Bomber Association” unwittingly sparked a bomb scare when he threw a prop from the production into the trash at his West Village home. Playwright Ethan Fishbane tells The New York Post he wasn’t thinking when he discarded the fake bomb while cleaning out his [&hellip
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City Seeks Seaport Proposals

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Mayor Bloomberg’s sweepingly ambitious idea to build a Battery Park City-like extension of Manhattan on the East River has moved one step closer, in theory, to becoming reality. Last week, the city’s Economic Development Corporation issued a Request for Proposals for the first stages of the grandiose project, called Seaport City, beginning a process that [&hellip
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‘Hood Happenings

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Throughout August LMCC’s LentSpace program brings “in-the-meantime” cultural activity to temporarily vacant spaces and provides opportunities for artists to create and present their work to local communities. Varick St. btw Canal & Grand Sts. Historic Walking Tour of Wall Street: Discover how the Financial District evolved into the economic powerhouse it is today. Starts and [&hellip
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Control calories during grill season picnics

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It’s tough to control calories during grilling season. Nutritionists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have cooked up a few tips to keep calorie counts in control. “There are plenty of tricks and tips that offer alternatives to full-throttle calorie binging,” says Lona Sandon, a clinical nutritionist at UT Southwestern. Among the best tips for controlling [&hellip
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‘Hood Happenings

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Do you have news of a civic or neighborhood organization, church or synagogue, little league team, or a philanthropic organization? Whatever is going on in the neighborhood, Our Town wants to know and share it with our readers. Send your news to hoodhappenings@strausnews.com. Thursday, Aug. 8 The Wild Garden, a hands-on exhibition illuminating the history, [&hellip
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Asphalt Green Protest Campaign Under Way

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Asphalt Green, the recreational facility on East 91st Street, has formally launched a campaign to protest the construction of the E. 91st Street Marine Transfer Station (MTS) in Yorkville, a facility that could become its new neighbor within a few years. Asphalt Green is developing a direct mail and outdoor ad campaign that highlights the [&hellip
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