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Craigslist Crime

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A man paid for an item advertised on craigslist with counterfeit bills. At 4:57 PM on Thursday, August 8, a 35-year-old man met a 25-year-old man at the northeast corner of Second Avenue and East 59th Street to sell a Canon EF lens he had advertised on craigslist, valued at $1,200. The two men made [&hellip
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Sailors Return for 70th Birthday of the Intrepid

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About 300 former crew members of the battleship-turned-museum the USS Intrepid returned to it on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of its commissioning during the height of World War II. The Navy veterans served on the aircraft carrier between 1943 and 1974, when it was decommissioned. The 27,100-ton vessel has been a tourist attraction [&hellip
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Segregated Housing Plans Enrage Locals

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Upper West Side blog West Side Rag reported that local officials and residents are up in arms over the construction plans at 40 Riverside Boulevard to include a separate entrance for low income tenants. The site, between 61st and 62nd Streets, is owned by Extell Development Corporation, which will construct 274 units, 219 of which [&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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‘Hood Happenings

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Thursday, Aug. 22 Free training on rat prevention at Manhattan Community Board #7. 250 West 87th Street. Required RSVP to 212-362-4008. For building managers, supers and residents. Friday, Aug. 23 Free Fridays at NYC Museums including Morgan Library (29 E. 36th St), MOMA (11 W. 53rd St), Museum of Art & Design (2 Columbus Circle) [&hellip
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Sandy Rebuilding Task Force Releases Rebuilding Strategy

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The federal task force on rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, chaired by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, released a rebuilding strategy to serve as a model for communities facing greater risks from extreme weather and to continue helping the Sandy-affected region rebuild. The Rebuilding Strategy contains 69 policy recommendations, many of which have [&hellip
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Cars and Bugs and Iambic Pentameter

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Shakespeare in the Parking Lot braves the city’s elements to bring free shows to the streets Acting in one of Shakespeare’s plays is difficult enough without having to dodge a 3,600-pound SUV. That’s just one of the challenges facing the cast performing “Richard III” this summer in a working outdoor municipal parking lot at the [&hellip
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‘Hood Happenings

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Thursday, Aug. 22 Lower East Side Youthmarket: fresh fruits and vegetables grown by regional farmers. Also workshops on small business skills, nutrition education for young adults. Between Grand St. and Columbia St. Every Thursday until the end of November. 3 PM – 7 PM. www.grownyc.org Toddler Time with storytelling and playtime at Mulberry Street Library. [&hellip
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Triumph of an Iconoclast

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Llyn Foulkes’s brilliant retrospective at New Museum Among the first works in Llyn Foulkes’ current retrospective at the New Museum is a video of the artist/musician singing and playing his “Machine,” a home-built contraption of car horns, cow bells, drums, and xylophone. Ornery, cynical, rebellious, and most of all honest, his music sets the tone [&hellip
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