Triple Homicide on Upper West Side

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Three men were fatally shot by one gunman on the afternoon of Dec. 17. The men—a grandfather, his son-in-law and his grandson—were killed inside their apartment on 492 Amsterdam Ave. between West 83rd and 84th streets, according to police. The victims were Fernando Gonzales, his son-in-law Carlos Rodriguez, Sr. and his son Carlos Jr., according [&hellip
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Art of Cooperation

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Schoolchildren from P.S. 163 celebrated the unveiling of a temporary public artwork, “Dream Outside the Box.” The 10-by-12-foot red, white and blue sculpture is inscribed with quotes from the nation’s founding fathers and P.S. 163 students. Students created the work with the help of artists from the Action Arts League, who attended the unveiling. Representatives [&hellip
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WORRIES OVER COLUMBUS SQ. CONSTRUCTION

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Park West Village residents near the Columbus Square development met with Department of Buildings officials earlier this month to discuss safety in the area. The Dec. 3 meeting, held at Second Presbyterian Church on Central Park West and West 96th Street, was organized after an Oct. 8 crane malfunction caused a counterweight to crash through [&hellip
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No Room at the Inn

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The Department of Buildings ordered Dec. 3 that the Broadway Hotel, at 230 W. 101st St., be partially vacated. It was the second such order on the Upper West Side in recent days, after a similar vacate order was placed in November on 262 W. 73rd St., which is part of the KORE line of [&hellip
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Beating the Clock

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A Duane Reade employee was arrested Nov. 23 for grand larceny. The store manager at 380 Amsterdam Ave. and West 78th Street called police when he said he discovered that Michael Blackman, 28, manipulated the time clock to get paid for hours that he never worked. Blackman is accused of wrongly pocketing $1,392, according to [&hellip
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Amazing Antiques

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Record-breaking crowds flocked to the AVENUE Antiques & Art at the Armory Show, which took place Dec. 3 to Dec. 6 at the Park Avenue Armory at East 67th Street. With more than 55 leading international dealers offering something for every interest and price level, the show provided the ultimate holiday gift buying opportunity. The [&hellip
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