COMPROMISE ON COLUMBUS AVE. RETAIL PLAN

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By Dan Rivoli A compromise in the retail expansion proposal that will change the landscape of Columbus Avenue in the West 90s may be near. The Witkoff Group, the company that owns 248-unit Columbus House, wants to create 4,950 square feet of commercial space with a two-story ground-floor structure. This would extend all the way [&hellip
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CONFUSING SIGNALS FIXED

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By Alexandra Waldhorn A group of malfunctioning crosswalk signals that sowed confusion on Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue have been repaired, the Department of Transportation confirmed to Council Member Gale Brewer’s office. Between December 2009 and February 2010, more than a dozen lights flashed both “walk” and “don’t walk” signals at the same time along a [&hellip
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FORMER RANGEL AIDE RUNS FOR STATE SENATE

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By Dan Rivoli A former aide to Rep. Charles Rangel is seeking the State Senate seat currently held by attorney general candidate Eric Schneiderman. The aide, Miosotis Muñoz, was a community representative for the longtime Harlem Congressman between 2005 and 2007. Her career in government also includes stints as a Latino liaison in the offices [&hellip
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STREET FAIR

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By Max A. Goldstein The Coalition for a Livable West Side will hold its Annual Memorial Day Weekend Folk Festival Sunday, May 30. The festival is headlined by the folk group Robin’s Rainbow, a quartet featuring Robin Greenstein, an internationally acclaimed folk singer who blends contemporary and traditional folk and blues music. More than 500 [&hellip
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Man Assaulted While Breaking Up Fight

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A 26-year-old Bronx man was attacked after trying to intervene in a fight outside 2049 Broadway and West 71st Street. Police said that May 20 at 2:38 a.m., the man interrupted Artemio Santos’ unprovoked assault on another person. Santos is accused of hitting the victim with the metal part of his belt, causing redness and [&hellip
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