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Crime Watch

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

images SUBWAY ROBBERY A woman was robbed at knifepoint while riding the subway last Friday. At about 2:30 a.m., the 44-year-old Queens resident boarded a southbound 2 train and was approached by a knife-wielding man. “Give me your money,” he demanded, and pressed the knife up against her face as he went through her jacket and [&hellip
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Tapped In: Gas Ration Ends, Sandy Book Drive, Senior Center Reopens

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

4486 Compiled by Paul Bisceglio and John Friia SCHOOL HOLDS HOLIDAY FAIR PS 199 is hosting a Holiday Boutique Fair on Saturday, Dec. 1. Over 30 vendors will sell clothing, toys, jewelry, crafts and other small gifts to benefit the school and victims of Hurricane Sandy. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 [&hellip
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Tapped In

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Compiled by Paul Bisceglio WOMAN RAPED BY PIZZA BOY FILES LAWSUIT The 35-year-old victim who accused a pizza delivery boy of raping her last month is suing her alleged attacker, his employer and a number of parties associated with her West 61st Street apartment building. Caesar Lewis, the 16-year-old delivery boy, reportedly entered the victim’s [&hellip
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Tapped In

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

President Bill Clinton glances at the camera during the dedication of the new Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island. It is the newest addition and New Yorks’s 214th state park. Compiled by Paul Bisceglio UES IS HOME TO AMERICA’S MOST EXPENSIVE NEIGHBORHOOD Forbes released its annual list of the country’s most expensive ZIP codes last week, and for the first time ever, a Manhattan neighborhood came out on top. The Upper East Side’s 10065 ZIP, which covers 60th to 68th Street between the East River [&hellip
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Crime

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town

800px.Do_Not_Cross._Crime_Scene Compiled by Paul Bisceglio LATE NIGHT PEN STABBING After a fight with a teenage stranger, a 32-year-old man walked into Metropolitan Hospital on Sunday night with puncture wounds that he believes were caused by a pen. According to the victim, the teen confronted him on Second Avenue around 1:45 a.m., asking “What you looking at?” [&hellip
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DOT to Educate Small Businesses About Delivery Bike Safety

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

The DOT reached out to CB1 regarding delivery bike safety. Photo by New York Press file photo   By Paul Bisceglio Following the City Council’s approval of new safety regulations for commercial bicyclists earlier this month, a Department of Transportation representative met with Community Board 1’s Quality of Life Committee last Thursday to detail the expected changes. “This is not about hammering down on small businesses that are already feeling pressure from [&hellip
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No More Stop-and-Frisk?

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Public Safety Hearing 1   Growing opposition prompts City Council to discuss reform of NYPD’s controversial policy By Paul Bisceglio For some New Yorkers, the recording says it all. “I just got stopped two blocks ago, yo,” argues Alvin, a 17-year-old walking home in Harlem. “You know why?” says one of the three cops approaching him. “Because you look [&hellip
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Happy Birthday, Occupy Wall Street

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

occupy Protesters return to the Financial District to celebrate movement’s one-year anniversary By Paul Bisceglio Double-decker bus tourists had plenty to see when they reached the Financial District on Monday: grungy drum lines parading down the streets, crowds dressed in mock business suits, anarchist vests and polar bear costumes, and donuts hooked to fishing poles dangling [&hellip
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Downtown Community Reacts to Hudson Square Rezoning Proposal

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

DT_hudsonsqmeeting_signfront By Paul Bisceglio Community Board 2 (CB2) held a public hearing last week on a proposal to rezone Hudson Square, the burgeoning media district between West Houston, Greenwich and Canal Streets and Sixth Avenue. Most workers leave the neighborhood after business hours due to its lack of housing and shops, but Trinity Real Estate, owners [&hellip
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(Re)Occupy Wall Street

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

Occupy_n   By Paul Bisceglio Last September, protesters set up camp in Zuccotti Park and launched Occupy Wall Street, a global campaign for economic equality, political transparency and just about every other cause people fight for these days. The occupation drew disparate activists from across the country to the Financial District for two months until police [&hellip
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