Oblivious Walkers Cause Bike Woes

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Bike lanes mean new rules for the road. Look for cars and bikes. A woman talking on her cell phone on the corner of 86th Street and First Avenue steps into the bike lane on 86th Street without looking. A bike zooms past and just misses hitting her. She was lucky. Yet, accidents in which [&hellip
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Bike Share Blamed for $475 in Parking Tickets

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A New York University graduate student was hit with $475 in parking fines after workers moved her car to an illegal spot while clearing space for New York City’s new bike-share program. The New York Post reports that Patricia Preston left her car at a legal parking place in Manhattan on April 30. When she [&hellip
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9/11 Remains Come to Rest in New Location

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The City chief medical examiner’s office says the remains of Sept. 11 World Trade Center victims will be kept at a forensic laboratory building because the previous location was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The medical examiner’s office said last week that the remains were moved as a precaution before the late October storm. The old [&hellip
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Senator Schumer: New Statue of Liberty Security Risky

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Neighborhood Chatter New security plans for the Statue of Liberty could leave visitors vulnerable when it reopens July Fourth, New York officials said last week. Sen. Charles Schumer and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly called for the National Park Service to reverse its plan, which calls for visitors to board boats either lower Manhattan or New Jersey and [&hellip
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Léman Graduates their Inaugural Class

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LemanGraduation Léman Manhattan Preparatory School graduated its inaugural senior class on Saturday June 1 in their ballroom on 41 Broad Street. The graduation honored 20 students who will be attending top universities in the fall, including the University of Pennsylvania, Duke, John Hopkins University, and the American University of Paris, among others. The commencement address was [&hellip
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C’mon Let’s Get Happy

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STREET SHRINK PIC Reaping benefits from the power of positive thinking By Kristine Keller The other day I was walking in Washington Square Park, taking the time to savor the newly bloomed crimson-red tulips, unfettered from worry, when I felt a snap. I looked down and noticed the strap on my new leather sandals torn neatly in half. [&hellip
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Going Down(town) in History

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Celeb_JohnStrausbaugh_credit Christine L Walker Author John Strausbaugh paints the colorful history that permeates Greenwich Village By Angela Barbuti Life as we know it was greatly influenced by what once happened below 14th Street. “This place, for almost 400 years, was like a magnet for artists and a refuge for misfits and outcasts,” said John Strausbaugh, who literally walked miles [&hellip
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Is Homelessness New York’s Number One Issue?

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

IMG_3837 Organizations rally for affordable housing for all in the City “What?” “Affordable housing!” “When?” “Now!” That was the rallying cry last Friday as volunteers from Habitat for Humanity New York City, the Interfaith Assembly on Housing and Homelessness, mayoral candidates and representatives from a variety of other organizations gathered on the front steps of City [&hellip
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