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Your Candidates for Districts 1, 2 and 3

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

There are three competetive city council races downtown this year – two feature incumbents running against challengers, and one, District 3, is the two-way bout to win the seat soon to be vacated by current council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn. We asked the candidates for each district why they should get your vote.  [&hellip
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Manhattan Borough President Candidates

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

We asked the four candidates why they should get your vote Gale A. Brewer Democrat City Councilmember, District 6 Your number one priority on your first day in office: Your “first day” as an elected official is the day you’re elected. I will start by listening to the needs of every community, and by building [&hellip
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Your Candidates for District 5

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town

    We asked the four people running to replace current Council Member Jessica Lappin in the district that covers the Upper East Side east of Fifth Avenue and Roosevelt Island why they should get your vote. David Paul Garland Republican Management Consultant Your number one priority on your first day in office: The Waste [&hellip
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Phone Scam

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town

Someone charged the purchase of three cell phones to a man’s account without permission or authorization. At 1 PM on Monday, August 19, a 39-year-old man living on East 82nd Street was notified by mail that unknown perpetrators had purchased three cell phones and charged them to his account. He had not received any phones [&hellip
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Jewelry Job

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit

Jewelry was taken from the apartment of a woman living on West 66th Street. A 60-year-old woman reported that sometime between Thursday, August 22, at 1 PM and Saturday, August 24, at 1 AM, someone removed items from her apartment without permission or authority. She told police that an unknown female home aide and a [&hellip
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Handbags Bagged

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown

Two handbags were shoplifted from a clothing boutique on Greenwich Street. At 6:10 PM on Monday, August 19, two 25-year-old men took two handbags from a display in the boutique without permission or authorization. Video of the incident is available. Police conducted a search of the area but were unable to locate the thieves. The [&hellip
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Local Businesses Form Seaport Alliance

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A group of small locally owned businesses in the historic district around the South Street Seaport announced that they have formed a non-profit merchants’ association called The Old Seaport Alliance, intended to help bolster business in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction. The group, which includes businesses and residents north of South Street, south of [&hellip
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Chanting Fast-Food Workers Protest Downtown

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City fast-food workers are participating in a nationwide protest over low wages. About 150 workers and supporters rallied Thursday outside a Wendy’s in downtown Manhattan. They chanted “We can’t survive on $7.25.” Workers are demanding $15 an hour. That’s more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25. The restaurant was open but there were [&hellip
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