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One Queensbridge Community Vigilante Knows How to Raise a Stink with Authorities

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Blog, NY Press Exclusive, Posts, Uncategorized

Raymond Normandeau, press secretary of the Queensbridge Houses Tenants Council in Queens, was tired of the conditions in the Queensbridge housing project where he has lived since 1973, and decided it was time to engage in a little community activism. While he may no longer be a member of the Astoria ambulance corps (or small [&hellip
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Jay-Z Endorses New Cognac; Still Roots for the Knicks

Written by Avenue Insider on . Posted in Lifestyle

Last Wednesday’s launch of French luxury cognac D’USSE (pronounced dew-say) drew such a powerhouse crowd that Jake Gyllenhaal was this close to slipping by incognito. Solange Knowles brought her mother Tina to the exclusive preview at the Top of the Standard, where they joined other heavy-hitters and scenesters like Pharrell Williams, Nick McCabe, Ben Bronfman, [&hellip
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Celebrity State of Mind

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Our Town Downtown

celeb_1 Could downtown’s A-list set really be so…normal? By Leonora Desar Alec Baldwin is on top of the world, perched high above the deserted city on the rooftop of an exclusive nightclub just before the break of dawn. “Hand that back,” he says to Mary-Kate Olsen—or is it Ashley?—who snatches Baldwin’s cell phone away before sinking [&hellip
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