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NYPD’s Night Out Against Crime Enormously Underwhelming, Placates People with Free Things

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Blog, NY Press Exclusive, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

The NYPD’s Night Out Against Crime in Union Square last night promised a “neighborhood block party,” but a party, it failed to deliver. The annual event, celebrated by police precincts nationwide to “strengthen neighborhood spirit and heighten drug and crime prevention awareness,” was entirely overwhelmed by ordinary Union Square traffic, and no one—the NYPD least [&hellip
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Could You Live Here? As City Pushes For Smaller Apts, We Look at Life 300-sq.-ft. and Below

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

MAYORS_OFFICE_7536482698_5 copy City is pushing for even smaller apartments Manhattan residents pride themselves on their creative uses of space. Using the oven for storage is an amateur move compared to the ingenuity of how some people make their tiny spaces work; lofted beds have become de rigueur. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning on pushing New Yorkers’ [&hellip
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Public Zip-Lining in Foley Square for Two Weekends this August

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Lifestyle, Our Town Downtown

We warned you it was coming—zip lining has officially hit Foley Square for the next two weekends of August. For the NY DOT’s ongoing Summer Streets event, the organization is running a zip line in Foley Square, which is open for public enjoyment. There are other events as well, in celebration of New Yorkers reclaiming [&hellip
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The Sinkhole That Swallowed Bay Ridge Street Not the First the City Has Seen

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Photo of the Bar Ridge Sinkhole by Twitter user @gazawia When she left to walk the dog yesterday afternoon, Maddie Flood found something unusual in the middle of the street outside her Bay Ridge home: an enormous hole. Flood and her mother Anette had just parked her car in front of the house five minutes ago. Now, it was teetering on the edge of a [&hellip
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Chin and Quinn Ask Army for “More Meaningful Punishment” for Danny Chen’s Tormenters

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Private Danny Chen, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons By Paul Bisceglio   Sgt. Adam Holcomb was tried this week in connection with the death of Pvt. Danny Chen last October. He faces up to two years in prison. Council Member Margaret Chin and Speaker Christine Quinn, however, think he deserves more. Chin and Quinn sent a letter yesterday to Lt. General Daniel B. [&hellip
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74-year-old “Femme Fatale” Kicked out of Apartment, Couch-Surfing in Style

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Our Town Downtown

by Alissa Fleck Seventy-four-year-old Pearl Grossberg was recently evicted from her W. 12th St. rent-stabilized apartment, and has been couch-surfing ever since, reports Gothamist. Six years ago Grossberg got caught retiling her apartment—a violation of her rent stabilization contract—which resulted in a series of legal actions by her landlord that eventually got her thrown out. [&hellip
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Proposed Legislation Cracks Down on Reckless Driving

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News

NYC street. Photo by Andy C. Photo courtesy of Wikipimedia Commons. After a string of high profile fatal accidents, ten City Council members have introduced legislation reforming the NYPD’s approach to crash investigation and traffic regulation enforcement. The package of legislation announced on July 24th includes the Crash Investigation Reform Act, which creates a task force to inspect and restructure the NYPD’s crash investigation procedures. A [&hellip
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