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Park needs a NID to close cash gap, advocates assert

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  With a lack of government funding, plus Pier 40 on the verge of sliding under the waves to a watery end, Hudson River Park is facing some daunting challenges. With costs of $23 million for 2012 outstripping projected revenue of $16 million for 2013, the park is facing a $7 million read more here »

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New guide will help L.E.S. shoppers get by without Pathmark

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  As Two Bridges residents come to grips with the impending closure of their local Pathmark — which will shut its doors on Dec. 22 — they can at least look forward to the creation of a neighborhood grocery shopping guide that will help them deal with the loss of the vital read more here »

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Police Blotter, Week of Nov. 29, 2012

Soho rapist convicted A man charged with raping and assaulting a 19-year-old woman outside her Soho apartment building in May 2008 has been found guilty on all counts, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced on Tuesday. Andres Suarez, 30, was convicted of predatory sexual assault, rape in the first degree, burglary in the first degree, attempted read more here »

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N.Y.U. skateboarder killed by truck

A New York University student was hit by a truck and killed while skateboarding in Union Square on Tues., Nov. 20. Kyle Larson, 20, who hailed from Manhasset, Long Island, was hit by the box truck — which was traveling parallel to him — shortly after 11 a.m. near the corner of Union Square West read more here »

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Outrage as Danny Chen’s tormenters get wrist slaps

BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  A U.S. Army staff sergeant has been sentenced to just 15 days of hard labor and a rank demotion for bullying Danny Chen prior to the East Village Army private’s suicide in October of last year. Sergeant Andrew Van Bockel is the seventh of eight soldiers to be tried and sentenced read more here »

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Police occupied with illegal photographing: Attorney

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  The lawyer for an Occupy Wall Street protester arrested in the Meatpacking District in June believes the city is scared to take his client to trial, because, the lawyer contends, the protester caught police violating a longstanding policy banning officers from photographing peaceful political demonstrations. Jack Boyle, 57, was charged with read more here »

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Silver: NYCHA should consider extending anti-eviction waiver

BY SAM SPOKONY  | UPDATE (Sat., Dec. 1): On Friday, just a day after Speaker Silver voiced his response to the anti-eviction waiver in this newspaper, NYCHA Chairman John Rhea announced that the moratorium has now been extended to Feb. 1. The New York City Housing Authority announced last Friday that, until Jan. 1, it read more here »

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L.E.S. BID and reality star get real about post-Sandy grants

Bob Zuckerman, executive director of the Lower East Side Business Improvement District, had plenty to be proud of as he spoke at the BID’s “Give More, Give L.E.S.” fundraising event Tuesday night. The benefit, at The DL, on Delancey St., met its goal of raising at least $10,000 for L.E.S. businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy, read more here »

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New York University announced on Tuesday that its new Center for Urban Science and Progress will launch next fall at MetroTech in Downtown Brooklyn. Construction is now underway on around 26,000 square feet of space in 1 MetroTech Center that will be occupied by CUSP, but the center’s permanent headquarters will eventually be just down read more here »

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  BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  The scene was the Pink Pony on the Lower East Side. Sandypocalypse was still two days away, and independent film legends Taylor Mead and M.M. Serra were discussing a disaster of another sort: what has happened to their beloved Ludlow St. A number of buildings on the street have recently read more here »

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