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NYU Sexton Plan Overwhelmingly Passes City Council Committees

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University makes modifications to plan, likely to be approved by full Council By Alissa Fleck NYU’s modified expansion plan is one step closer to fruition, much to the disappointment of staunchly opposed community members. The City Council’s Zoning Subcommittee and Land Use Committee voted back-to-back on Tuesday in overwhelming support of NYU’s expansion plan, with [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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Quinn Asks Con Edison to Get Back on Track City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn released a letter last Wednesday to Con Edison asking the electric company to immediately resume negotiations with Local 1-2’s union workers and end their dispute, which caused a lockout during the week’s extreme heat. In the letter, Quinn criticizes the [&hellip
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Despite Rent Reduction, St. Mark’s Bookshop Might Have to Move

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Interior of the East Village's St. Mark's Bookshop. Photo by James Kelleher. By Paul Bisceglio St. Mark’s Bookshop has been a literary fixture of the East Village since 1977. It’s where Allen Ginsberg met Philip Glass, where Susan Sontag and Annie Leibovitz spent Sunday evenings and where William S. Burroughs hung out. Since the economy took a turn for the worse, however, the shop has struggled to [&hellip
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LES Residents’ Safety Concerns Mixed After Shooting

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Police officer saved by bulletproof vest, but gunman still on the loose By Alissa Fleck After a police officer was shot last week, some Lower East Side residents and workers have mixed feelings about the safety of the area. The incident occurred around 3:40 a.m. last Thursday during a routine patrol of the Seward Park [&hellip
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How to Celebrate Bastille Day in New York City

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FE-Bastille Day Can Can Dancers(as) By Laurent Berstecher For those who feel that this year’s Fourth of July celebration ended too early, there is still hope to keep on partying for independence and democracy, French-style. There will be more red, white and blue this weekend as Francophiles around the world celebrate Bastille Day, the French national holiday commemorating the storming [&hellip
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Summer Selects

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Bastille Day Can Can Dancers(as) Choice cuts for the dog days of summer MUSIC Catalpa Festival Kicking off its first year, the Catalpa Festival offers yet another chance to see top-tier musical acts playing outdoors within the city limits. The fest will feature more than 40 performers, including blues rock superstars The Black Keys and Snoop Dogg rocking his seminal [&hellip
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