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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TEXTILE RECYCLING DRIVE

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GrowNYC and Wearable Collections, two environmental groups, are organizing a joint textile drive at the West 77th Street and Columbus Avenue Greenmarket Sunday, April 11. The organizations are trying to keep textiles out of the city’s waste stream. Wearable Collections points to a recent study that found the city annually wastes 386 million pounds of [&hellip
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Elderly Man Mugged

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An 87-year-old man was mugged March 31 at 2:11 p.m., after he finished grocery shopping. Police said that assailant David Simmon, 47, started shaking the elderly Upper West Side man on the northwest corner of West 68th Street and Broadway. During the interaction, Simmons allegedly lifted the man’s wallet out of his pocket. The man [&hellip
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Financial Folly

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Police said that a student organization at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus, the Fordham Follies, was robbed March 29. A member of the performance group told police that $2,400 that the group had collected was stolen from an office at the Fordham University School of Law, 140 W. 62nd St., between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues. [&hellip
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