Sexual Assault in Building Vestibule

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A 48-year-old man was arrested and charged with forcible touching. Police said that at 12:25 a.m., Jan. 30, John Zaubler was running naked through the public hallway of an apartment building at West 82nd Street and Central Park West. He approached a 39-year-old woman in the building’s vestibule and put his arm around her midsection, [&hellip
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Bubble Trouble for Tennis Courts

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A proposal to construct a bubble over the Central Park tennis courts, which would eliminate free use during the off-season, is drawing criticism from frequent court users. The bubble would be in place from November to April, allowing people to play comfortably throughout the colder months, according to the Department of Parks and Recreation. But [&hellip
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WAITING FOR PARK CLEAN UP

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Almost two months after alerting the Parks Department about the grubby state of Verdi Park, at West 73rd Street and Broadway, Council Member Gale Brewer got her wish: an additional worker will be stationed there starting Jan. 26, according to a parks department spokesperson. Brewer wrote the Parks Department Nov. 19 to request funding for [&hellip
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BREWER MOVES UP IN COUNCIL

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Council Member Gale Brewer got a bump in status in this year’s Council class. Brewer now chairs the Council’s Government Operations Committee, perhaps best known for holding two marathon meetings on the term limits extension in 2008. The committee heard 20 hours of testimony on the controversial matter over two days
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CITY TO STUDY PCB REMOVAL

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Two years after toxic PCBs were found in P.S. 199, the city and federal Environmental Protection Agency agreed to address this chemical. The city will conduct a study to better target and remove PCBs, a man-made, cancer-causing chemical used in construction and electrical products before 1978. The legally-binding agreement was reached after the city possibly [&hellip
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