Community Calendar

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Community Board 1 Meetings Landmarks Committee meeting, Apr 11, 6 p.m., Community Board 1 Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709. Seaport/Civic Center Committee meeting, Apr 16, 6 p.m., Community Board 1 Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709. Executive Committee meeting, Apr 17, 6 p.m., Community Board 1 Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709. Community Board [&hellip
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Chinatown Meat Cleaver Attacker Indicted

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District Attorney Vance has just announced the indictment of 28-year-old Ming Guang Huang for brutally assaulting his 23-year-old wife with a meat cleaver. Huang is being charged with attempted murder in the second degree, kidnapping in the second Degree, and assault in the first degree.  “Domestic violence doesn’t just take place inside the home – [&hellip
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Tour de France

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Celeb 3_Photo by Alison Harris Writer David Downie regales New York City with tales of the French countryside By Angela Barbuti David Downie embarked on a journey most would only dream about — he walked across France, and wrote a book about it. Downie and his wife, photographer Alison Harris, took the 750-mile walk together, Downie armed with a notebook [&hellip
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Century 21 Yields Surprisingly Delicious Finds

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The giant discount store offers up more than just inexpensive designer duds By Laura Shanahan It looks like a very pretty, if extremely compact, version of a hatbox. But nestled within this sherbet-color-striped box wrapped up with a satin grosgrain ribbon is – a drum-roll, please, to heighten the shock of the big reveal – [&hellip
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What’s in a Coffee Cup?

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87611494 The city may ban polystyrene – more commonly known by its trademark name Styrofoam – which would affect local restaurants New Yorkers may soon have to wave goodbye to plastic foam coffee cups and take-out boxes. Last month, during his final State of the City address, Mayor Bloomberg announced that he wanted to ban the [&hellip
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Huge Leap in Local School Financial Aid

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By Jessica Mastronardi The 2013-2014 school year appears to hold some promise for local schools, at least financially. Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assembly Education Chair Catherine Nolan have announced that that State Fiscal Year (SFY) Budget agreement for 2013-2014 school year provides $21.2 billion in aid for local school districts, which is close to $1 [&hellip
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Chancellor Walcott to Address Downtown Overcrowding

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The next meeting of Speaker Silver’s School Overcrowding Task Force will be on Thursday, April 4th at 4 p.m. and will take place at 250 Broadway, 23rd floor. Chancellor Dennis Walcott will be joining the meeting to discuss the issue of school overcrowding in Lower Manhattan. There will also be an update on kindergarten registration [&hellip
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