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Manhattan Media acquires Dan’s Papers

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Dan’s Papers, Inc., based out of the Hamptons, was acquired by Manhattan Media last week. It was purchased from Brown Publishing. Manhattan Media is a leading community media company in New York, with a diverse range of publications, including: AVENUE magazine, New York Press, Our Town, West Side Spirit, New York Family, City Hall and [&hellip
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Stringer Pans Riverside Plans

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By Dan Rivoli Borough President Scott Stringer rejected Extell Development’s plans for the Riverside Center development Aug. 30. The proposed five-building, 3-million-square-foot development would create too much burden on the Upper West Side, the borough president’s report concludes. Stringer likened it to the Riverside South plan, which laid out the blueprints for the redevelopment of [&hellip
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Attorney General Candidates Share Vision for Office

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By Dan Rivoli Eliot Spitzer, before his stunning downfall as governor, was the white knight of Wall Street as attorney general. Before him, Robert Abrams put the attorney general office’s focus on consumer rights. Each attorney general puts their stamp on an office that commands more than 650 lawyers. This September, five candidates are running [&hellip
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Dancing to Their Dreams

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By Alice Robb Alexander Peters didn’t have the chance to dance at his high school prom, but he will soon dance full-time as a member of a professional ballet company. The West Sider, 19, spends seven hours a day in dance classes and rehearsals, leaving little time for academics or socializing. Alex and classmates Lily [&hellip
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Bare-Knuckle Boxing with ‘The Ethicist’

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By Allen Houston Bare-knuckle boxing isn’t the first subject that one imagines discussing with Randy Cohen, the columnist who writes “The Ethicist” for the New York Times Magazine. But in his new play The Punishing Blow, Cohen has focused on the story of Daniel Mendoza, the father of “scientific boxing” and the great British boxing [&hellip
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Tour Bus Congestion Remains an Issue

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Police crackdown near Dakota has yielded little improvement By Reid Spagna Tour buses that idle in front of the historic Dakota and Majestic buildings on West 72nd Street and Central Park West have long frustrated residents. Despite police trying to crack down on double-decker buses that sit in front of these famous New York City [&hellip
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