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Former UES Art Dealer Charged with Tax Fraud

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By Tom Hays A little-known art dealer already suspected of selling millions of dollars in counterfeit paintings for clients who themselves didn’t exist was accused Tuesday of falsifying something else: her tax returns. Federal prosecutors charged Glafira Rosales with failing to report $12.5 million in income from the sales to Manhattan art galleries. She had [&hellip
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Lhota Jumps on Anti-Trash Station Bandwagon

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Joe Lhota, current Republican frontrunner in the mayor’s race, recently committed to officially opposing the development of the E. 91st Street Marine Transfer station in Yorkville. The trash transfer station would be a collection point for around 5,000 tons of garbage daily; trucks woulld bring Manhattan waste in and it would be repackaged and shipped [&hellip
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Dining in the Dark for a Good Cause

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Guests ate dinner in complete darkness to raise money and empathy for the visually impaired By Helaina Hovitz On May 22nd, the Foundation Fighting Blindness’ Fashion Ball: Dining in the Dark benefit forced guests to navigate their meals in pitch blackness, literally giving them a taste of what it’s like to be blind. Fashion industry [&hellip
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Group Pushes for Grand Army Plaza

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

Local preservation advocacy group Landmark West is pushing the city and the Central Park Conservancy to overhaul their plans to restore the park’s Grand Army Plaza, located on Fifth Avenue between East 58th and 60th Streets. Designed as an outdoor room, in the manner of a French garden, the plaza was created in 1916 by [&hellip
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Moore-less

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

At noon on Wednesday, May 1, an 83-year-old man and his wife packed a bronze sculpture in a canvas bag and wrapped it with clothing at their residence in Palm Beach, Florida. They then placed the sculpture with other property inside the cargo area of their 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL 450 SUV. ext they had the [&hellip
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Torpedo Taken

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

At 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, a 57-year-old man parked his motorcycle on W. 74th Street. When he returned to the parking spot at 1 p.m. the following day, his cycle was missing. The victim stated that video recorded at a building on Riverside Drive showed an unknown perpetrator loading the motorcycle into a [&hellip
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Mighty Manager

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

At 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10, an unknown male perpetrator walked into a bank on Broadway and told the teller, “This is a robbery! You have 30 seconds – I have someone waiting outside!” Then the manager realized what was going on and confronted the perpetrator. The perpetrator left the location without taking any [&hellip
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