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Neighborhood Chatter: Greenwich Village Rape Suspect Sketch Released

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2012_08_sketch6pct Compiled by Nick Gallinelli Rape Suspect’s Police Sketch Released Policed have released a sketch of the suspect in mid-August’s Greenwich Village sexual assault incident. The suspect is believed to be around 6 feet tall with a medium build. According to DNAinfo, the man entered 85 Washington Place, a massage parlor, on Friday morning, Aug. 17, and [&hellip
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Kristine Keller Untangles the Procrastination Knot

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By Kristine Keller Next to love and the Olympics, procrastination is the most universally shared experience among humans, a common language practiced and understood in every pocket of the globe. Procrastination knows many dialects: Mastering War and Peace days before the final exam or the toothless man at the laundromat who confessed he waits until [&hellip
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Unlikely Victims of the Proposed Soda Ban Speak Out

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DSC_0668 Council member Rosie Mendez hears business owners’ concerns over ‘arbitrary’ law By Paul Bisceglio Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on sales of large sugary beverages has kept city politicians and soft-drink industry officials buzzing all summer. Last week, however, City Council Member Rosie Mendez took a walk downtown to talk to people whose opinions on [&hellip
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Soldier Pleads Guilty in Danny Chen Case, Faces Stiffer Punishment

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danny-chen-5e1a90d38ac78cf6 By Nick Gallinelli The next military member to be on trial in the Danny Chen suicide case pleaded guilty on Monday, leading to a smoother resolution than Sgt. Adam Holcomb’s trial last month. Spc. Ryan Offutt reportedly pleaded guilty to charges of maltreatment and hazing. Offutt was sentenced to six months in prison, rank demotion [&hellip
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Stringer Disapproves of Sale of Civic Center Buildings

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JamesKelleher_49-51Chambers By Paul Bisceglio Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer recommended conditional disapproval of the sale of three city-owned buildings in the Civic Center area last week. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) proposed the sale as part of the City’s 21st Century Civic Center plan, which aims to relocate municipal agencies out of the partially [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: 70 Pine Could Become Home to 1,000 Apts

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NeighborhoodChatter 18-Foot Surrealist Man Lands at the High Line There’s a new work of art hitting the town this summer. An 18-foot, 1.6-ton German statue made of aluminum and enamel, appropriately named “Big Box Man,” has been parked in front of the Standard Hotel in the West Village right above the High Line, with plans to [&hellip
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