D.O.T. LATE ON TRAFFIC PLAN

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Council Member Gale Brewer is accusing the Department of Transportation of being noncompliant with a law to study traffic. Brewer authored a bill, signed into law in 2008, which requires the department to reduce traffic congestion and promote buses, ferries, bicycling and walking. An annual report is due to the Council by Nov. 1. Brewer [&hellip
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SPOTLIGHT ON MANHATTAN VALLEY

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Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell will host a “Visioning Forum” for Manhattan Valley to discuss neighborhood strengths and improvements residents would like to see. “Historically, Manhattan Valley has not received the attention nor the resources it has deserved,” O’Donnell said. “I convened this forum as an opportunity for Manhattan Valley stakeholders to discuss the neighborhood’s strengths [&hellip
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PROTECTING YOGA STUDIOS

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Last year, yoga studios received letters from the state’s Education Department demanding licenses for instructors and promising stiff fines for violations. The state since dropped the regulation after a bill was introduced to protect yoga studios. But the legislation sponsored by State Sen. Eric Schneiderman and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal recently passed both legislative chambers, [&hellip
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Bellini Burglarized

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A former employee at Bellini, a restaurant at 483 Columbus Ave. near West 83rd Street, was arrested for breaking into the premises. Police said that Feb. 28 at 12:30 a.m., Victor Gutirrez-Velazquez, who had been fired five weeks earlier, was arrested after witnesses spotted him in the kitchen. Gutirrez-Velazquez, 30, allegedly entered with a stolen [&hellip
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Caught Red-Handed

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A man was arrested Feb. 27 at 3:30 p.m. after he was spotted breaking into a seventh-floor apartment through the window. Jeffrey Ziernicki, 35, cut both his hands on the broken glass trying to enter the apartment, on West 77th Street and Columbus Avenue. Cops said that two witnesses saw Ziernicki from their apartment windows [&hellip
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