Union Square Condo Goes Smokefree

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Homeowners in Zeckendorf Towers, the 29-story, 647-unit pyramid-topped building right on Union Square, voted overwhelmingly to become the largest completely smoke-free condominium in the city. Eighty-five percent of unit owners voted on the policy, and 83.5 percent voted in favor of the amendment to prohibit smoking in both residential units and public areas for all [&hellip
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Greenwich Village Murder a Devastating Call to Action

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By Alissa Fleck In the morning hours of May 18, 32-year-old Mark Carson was gunned down outside a Greenwich Village pizzeria after being trailed and threatened with anti-gay slurs. Before opening fire early Saturday, the gunman confronted the victim and his companion on the street and asked if they “want to die here,” Police Commissioner [&hellip
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Mapping Your Future Home

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Urban Compass aims to help New Yorkers find the perfect place to live A new company is hoping to redefine the ways that people find homes in New York City. On Tuesday, May 7, Mayor Bloomberg visited the offices of Urban Compass to announce the company’s beta launch. “We think there’s a huge opportunity in [&hellip
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Local Legislators Lead The Charge for Women’s Equality

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State Senator Liz Krueger and others trying to push Equality Act onto Senate floor Last week, Senator Liz Krueger and other legislators, including City Councilmembers Jessica Lappin and Gale Brewer, forming a Women’s Equality Coalition, held a press conference to call attention to Governor Cuomo’s 10-point Women’s Equality Act. New York gender equality legislation has [&hellip
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Etan Patz’s Alleged Killer to Go to Trial

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Judge declines to nix ‘79 child-killing case By Jennifer Peltz A man charged with murder decades after one of the nation’s most infamous child disappearances can be brought to trial, a judge ruled Wednesday, May 16, turning down the man’s claim that the case was too thin to proceed. In a case that hinges on [&hellip
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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Dear Editor: There was good news and bad news concerning the recent announcement by filmmakers Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock that construction for an all-documentary movie theater [at the Downtown Community Television Center] will begin in downtown Manhattan. Documentary movies are already periodically available at many other Manhattan theaters including the Film Forum, Angelika Film [&hellip
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Subway Prepping for Next Big Storm

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After recovering from extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy, the MTA is gearing up for the next giant weather event By Karen Matthews Removable panels and inflatable plugs are among the ideas New York City’s transit officials are considering to stop the next big storm from flooding the subway system the way Superstorm Sandy did, officials [&hellip
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Nashville Comes to New York

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Nashville star Jonathan Jackson will rock B.B. King’s By Angela Barbuti Jonathan Jackson recently landed another dream job. On ABC’s new series Nashville, he gets to combine two of his talents — acting and singing. “It’s a dream come true. I never thought a role like this would come along,” the thirty-one-year old said about [&hellip
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Residents Furious Over Photos

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People living in the Zinc Building became unwitting subjects of photographs now for sale in a Chelsea gallery By Jake Pearson In one photo, a woman is on all fours, presumably picking something up, her posterior pressed against a glass window. Another photo shows a couple in bathrobes, their feet touching beneath a table. And [&hellip
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