Pickpocket’s Expensive Taste

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Someone ran up charges at pricey clothing stores on a woman’s stolen credit card. Police said that April 10, a 30-year-old New Jersey woman was at a restaurant on Columbus Avenue, between West 68th and 67th streets, when her wallet was taken from an unattended jacket on the back of her chair. When she canceled [&hellip
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Residents Demand Low-Income Housing After Homeless Services Leaves

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West 107th Street residents met with Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Robert Hess April 8 to discuss the shelter on their block. Though Hess spent much of the meeting explaining how the shelter will affect the neighborhood until the department pulls out Dec. 1, residents focused their discussion on the building being converted into affordable [&hellip
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Artists Paint Bad Picture of Proposed Park Rules

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Touching off another First Amendment fight with New York’s street artists, the city has proposed a stricter permit system governing where art can be sold in some public parks. In crowded vending hotspots in Manhattan, including Columbus Circle and Central Park South, the Parks Department wants art vendors to set up shop only in designated [&hellip
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Scott Stringer Engages the City

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Scott Stringer wants to look at the glass as half full. As Manhattan borough president, he thinks his office, along with the other layers of municipal government, creates more opportunities for discussion and democracy among New Yorkers. While critics take a half-empty approach, arguing that these positions are a drain on limited tax dollars, Stringer [&hellip
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FOCUS ON ART EDUCATION

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The Department of Education created a new committee to advise department officials on art instruction. The new 12-member Arts Advisory Committee will also issue an annual report on how well the city provides arts education. The committee, which includes teachers, principals, higher education professionals and arts community leaders, will meet twice a week. Diane Volk, [&hellip
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TASTE OF BROOKLYN

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The Brooklyn Flea vendors who peddle haute foodie fare, like Asian-inspired hotdogs, pupusas and lobster rolls, are headed to Central Park this summer. Six Brooklyn Flea regulars will be providing food at the free Central Park SummerStage concert series, now celebrating its 25th anniversary. The concert series will be held at Rumsey Playfield in Central [&hellip
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BOARD 7 GETS NEW MEMBERS

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Community Board 7 will get eight new members this year, Borough President Scott Stringer announced March 30. Of the 375 new applications Stringer’s office received, 88 were chosen for Manhattan’s 12 boards. The board’s new appointees are Brian Byrd, Elizabeth Caputo, Robert Espier, Dalia Mahmoud, Suzanne Robotti, Haydee Rosario, Marisa Maack, Nick Prigo and Mark [&hellip
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