Black Friday Deals for Downtown

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blackfriday If you’re prepared to brave the shopping throngs the day after Thanksgiving, reward yourself with some cool finds and steals in the neighborhood. By John Friia Best place to shop with bros Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop, 901 Broadway at 20th Street, 212-228-3580 If you’ve got your boyfriend, brother or any male-type person in tow, bring [&hellip
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Ways to Help Fellow New Yorkers This Holiday Season

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Blog, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

tgiving By Caroline Lewis Every year, around this time, people start thinking about all the turkey they’re going to eat, the days they will take off from work to be with family and other small gifts for which they are grateful, and they remember those less fortunate. Local soup kitchens and other downtown nonprofits prepare for [&hellip
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Bloomberg Forms “Super-PAC” to Support Gun Control, Same-Sex Marriage, and Education

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. by Nora Bosworth Mayor Bloomberg, a billionaire and registered Independent, announced on Wednesday that over the next three weeks he will spend millions of dollars on an independent super-PAC that will support local, state and Federal candidates nationwide. His funding will go to politicians who promote tighter gun control, improving education, and legalizing same-sex marriage– [&hellip
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New Survey Shows Queens Residents Most Optimistic about City

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Image courtesy of Wiki Commons. by Nora Bosworth While New Yorkers are famously loyal to their own boroughs– Brooklynites could never imagine living in the chaos of Manhattan, Manhattanites could never imagine not living in the chaos of Manhattan–it seems that a less mainstream region of the city is filled with its most optimistic campers: Queens. A new study by [&hellip
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F.B.I. Accuses Man of Attempting to Blow Up Manhattan Federal Reserve

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. by Nora Bosworth Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 23, arrived to the United States in January on a student visa, and settled in Jamaica, Queens.  About six months later, according to court documents, Nafis attempted to recruit various men for a jihadist terrorist attack on American land. But there was a substantial glitch in his [&hellip
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Newsweek Bids Adieu to Print Edition

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. by Nora Bosworth Some day, you can explain to your children or grandchildren that Newsweek was once a printed paper. The Newsweek Daily Beast Company’s founding editor-in-chief, Tina Brown, announced Thursday that Newsweek’s last print edition will run on December 31. The digital format will take over in early 2013, with staff reductions expected. Newsweek’s [&hellip
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Mayor Announces Huge Gun Bust in Manhattan

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. by Nora Bosworth 100 firearms were seized and sixteen gun traffickers indicted in what amounted to one of Manhattan’s biggest gun busts in the last five years, Mayor Bloomberg, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced on Friday. The confiscations came after two ongoing undercover police investigations in East Harlem. In [&hellip
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It’s Cold…and Getting Colder

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Photo by matilde.m.s. Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. If you were thinking of doing something productive on Saturday morning, now’s the time to rethink your plans, curl up with a few blankets, and sip a cup of cocoa. The Weather Channel has announced a cold front moving through the Northeast tonight, with  potentially lower temperatures Saturday morning than we’ve seen since April. Upstate [&hellip
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Did You Know About the 800 Prisoners Held on the East River Barge?

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Photo by reivax. Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. by Nora Bosworth Riker’s Island is well known to New Yorkers, both in lore and in the news. Yet its counterpart, a $161 million barge that houses an approximate 800 inmates, has gone largely unnoticed as it bobs on the East River. Apparently the jail at Riker’s addresses overcrowding in their main complex by holding [&hellip
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