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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Car Jumps Curb in E. Village, Injures 8

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By Karen Matthews A car rocketing down an avenue in the East Village on Wednesday, June 19 swerved out of control, plowed down a sidewalk and smashed through a storefront flower stand, injuring eight people, witnesses and officials said. A 60-year-old grocery store worker was critically hurt in the 6:30 a.m. crash, which left half [&hellip
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City Flirt

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Former NYU classmates turned co-authors flirt their way onto bookshelves By Angela Barbuti Although we may not always give it much thought, there is a certain art to capturing a man’s attention. After spending seven years exploring what makes men fall in love with them, friends Ariel Kiley, 32, and Simone Kornfeld, 31, released Smitten: [&hellip
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New Autism Camp More Than Summer Play

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Watch Me Grow, with locations downtown and on the Upper West Side, employs occupational therapists to work with autistic campers By Helaina Hovitz This summer, Watch Me Grow, a 4,000-square-foot space located at 361 E. 19th St, is offering a special six-week program for kids ages 3 to 5 years old. The studio, which has [&hellip
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Pride Week 2013

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The best events to celebrate LGBT pride this week If you want family-friendly fun FREE: The Rally Friday, June 28th, Hudson River Park’s Pier 26, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. You have to come to the official kick-off of NYC Pride! Motivational speakers will get you excited and surged up for the week ahead. The [&hellip
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Remembering the Real Story

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bloody-mary-cocktail-290x290 How our minds can trick us By Kristine Keller “I really like him,” is how a conversation began with a friend this past weekend over Bloody Mary’s at La Esquina. She sat in front of me twisting her celery stick and allowing the red froth to soak the giant ice cubes while recounting details of [&hellip
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Meet Seaport City: Mayor Bloomberg’s Last Pet Project

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Seaport City The mayor proposes constructing a giant new neighborhood off the coast of the Lower East Side By Adam Janos Mayor Bloomberg rolled out a $20 billion plan Tuesday called “A Stronger, More Resilient New York” in which the administration mapped out ideas for infrastructural changes that would protect the city from the threat of climate [&hellip
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