Early Morning Armed Robbery

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Three men violently robbed a man on Oct. 17 at 4:20 a.m. Police said the victim, a 38-year-old Upper West Sider, was standing on the southeast corner of Amsterdam Avenue and West 72nd Street when three men approached. One attacker, who was well dressed and wearing a fedora, put a gun to the victim’s stomach [&hellip
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Those Pesky Campaign Posters

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Section 10-119 of the NYC Administrative Code states, in part, “It [is] unlawful for any person to paste, post, paint, print, nail or attach or affix…any handbill, poster, notice, sign, ad, sticker or other printed material upon any…tree, lamppost…telephone pole, public utility pole…bus shelter…parking meter, mail box, traffic control device…[or] public pay telephone…or to direct, [&hellip
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‘Systematic’ Crowding?

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At a high-energy meeting last week, representatives from District 3 elementary schools and members of the parent Community Education Council voiced their frustration about school overcrowding to representatives from the Department of Education. Last year, parents clashed over a plan to move the Center School out of P.S. 199’s building to alleviate crowding (that controversial [&hellip
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POLS WANT CRANE ANSWERS

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Almost a month after the Oct. 8 crane accident at Columbus Square, local elected officials and community groups are still looking for answers from the Department of Buildings. The crane’s counterweight crushed a pedestrian sidewalk during construction of the mixed-use building on the corner of Columbus Avenue and West 97th Street. There were no fatalities [&hellip
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GROUP ADVOCATES FOR BREWER BILL

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With President Barack Obama declaring H1N1, a.k.a. swine flu, a national emergency, labor groups are pushing for passage of a City Council bill that would require businesses to give paid sick days to employees. In August, Council Member Gale Brewer sponsored the bill, modeled after a law in San Francisco, and is expecting a committee [&hellip
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BP PROGRAM GOES CITYWIDE

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A program started by Borough President Scott Stringer is going citywide, with support from the city and the City University of New York. The program pairs urban planning students with understaffed Manhattan community boards to assist with land use applications. The students get a $5,000 stipend culled from philanthropic organizations. Stringer’s fellowship will now be [&hellip
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