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Letters, Week of June 21, 2012

Veto could cut both ways To The Editor: Re “Push to change park act heading down to the wire” (news article, June 14): Can’t it be argued that the “double check” veto would also allow the City Council and state Legislature to strike down proposals the community supports  — in favor of, say, housing? Too read more here »

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Saving pier and park

A bill that would have opened the Hudson River Park Act to significant changes was introduced in the Assembly this week, but failed to come up for a vote before the state legislative session ended. The bill was far from perfect. Notably, it did not include a provision to allow residential use on Pier 40, read more here »

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Push to change park act  heading down to the wire

                                                                                            Image courtesy the Hudson River Park Trust A consultant’s read more here »

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Occupy the Court:  Bishop, protesters defend entering lot

BY JEFFERSON SIEGEL  |  On Monday the first mass trial of a group of Occupy Wall Street defendants who tried to take over a privately owned space in Duarte Square last year began in Manhattan Supreme Court. If the line of people waiting to get in was any indication, the nine-month-old O.W.S. movement can still read more here »

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Nadler: Two-way Verrazano toll is coming down pike

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Congressmember Jerrold Nadler says the hated one-way Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll — the bane of traffic-inundated Downtown residents — could be eliminated in as soon as two years due to high-speed E-ZPass and similar measures. Drivers, especially truckers, use the Verrazano going from Staten Island into Brooklyn as part of a toll-free read more here »

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The 411 from the Feline

[media-credit name="Photo by Nick Brooks" align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit]SECURITY WAS INSTRUMENTAL: On Monday, Secret Service agents did a walk-through of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s Greenwich Village home in preparation for President Obama and the first lady’s visit on Thursday for a fundraiser for his re-election campaign. Furniture was also removed from the place, including a read more here »

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This is how they roll,  with the Corgi in the back

[media-credit name="Photo by Tequila Minsky " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] A cyclist, with his pooch in his backpack, paused to check his smartphone in Washington Square. Maybe he was trying to locate the dog run.

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Food trucks and art occupy coveted Hudson Square lot

[media-credit name="Photos by Tequila Minsky " align="alignleft" width="600"][/media-credit] Food trucks now offer an array of lunchtime fare Tuesdays through Thursdays at LentSpace at Canal St. and Sixth Ave. BY LORENZO LIGATO |  While Occupy Wall Street’s attempt to pitch tents in the privately owned, fenced-in space in Duarte Square may have failed, the longed-for lot at read more here »

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Johnson is running for Council and Greco reportedly for Senate

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Corey Johnson says he has decided not to run for state Senate in the upcoming election to fill outgoing Senator Tom Duane’s seat. “After carefully weighing whether or not to run for state Senate, I’ve decided to move full steam ahead with my campaign for City Council next year,” said the Community read more here »

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Police Blotter, Week of June 14, 2012

East Village stabbing Corey Capers, 31, of 605 F.D.R. Drive in the Baruch Houses was stabbed to death at 3 a.m. Sat., June 9, in front of 737 E. Fifth St. in the Lillian Wald Houses while trying to stop a fight between his aunt and her boyfriend. Capers was taken to Beth Israel Hospital read more here »

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