New Walking Maps in Chinatown

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Pedestrians wondering which way to walk on some of the city’s more confusing street blocks are getting some help. The first signs in the city’s new pedestrian map system have been put into place in Chinatown. Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced Monday that four of the free-standing signs have been put into place. [&hellip
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Starbucks Baristas Ordered to Share Tips

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Starbucks baristas must share their tips with shift supervisors but not with assistant managers, New York’s highest court said Wednesday in a ruling that could affect how employees are paid in tens of thousands of restaurants and coffee houses across the state. The Court of Appeals found that shift supervisors do much of the same [&hellip
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Loss for Seaport Museum

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The South Street Seaport Museum has lost its operator. The Museum of the City of New York is pulling out of operating the financially-strapped Seaport museum, which continues to struggle in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The storm inundated the Seaport’s electrical and computer systems. City Museum President Susan Henshaw Jones tells The New York [&hellip
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7 Ways to See Lady Liberty

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This Independence Day weekend, gaze upon the glory of the city’s iconic monument to freedom The Statue of Liberty is scheduled to reopen to visitors on July Fourth for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. But for those who just want a photo op with the statue, there are many other vantage points downtown. STATUE [&hellip
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Washington Square Park Gets Conservancy

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New public/private partnership will raise funds, maintain park By Adam Janos Manhattan’s Community Board 2 voted to approve the Washington Square Park Conservancy on Thursday June 20th, creating a private/public nonprofit entity that will raise funds to maintain the landmark. Executive director Sarah Nielson will play a dual role as head of the group and [&hellip
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Vendors Say Counterfeit Law Would Hurt Business

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Chinatown vendors weigh in on Council Member Chin’s proposal to outlaw purchasing counterfeit products Be careful next time you consider pinching pennies for a knockoff Gucci bag or pair of “designer” sunglasses in Chinatown. Council Member Margaret Chin has recently proposed a bill that would qualify the purchase of such counterfeit goods as a misdemeanor, [&hellip
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9/11 Memorial Settles Lawsuit

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The Sept. 11 memorial has settled a lawsuit with a former manager who said he was fired for identifying health and security concerns at the Manhattan site. Court records show Thomas Cancelliere settled this month with the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. Memorial representatives and Cancelliere’s lawyer declined to discuss terms. Cancelliere lost his [&hellip
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