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East Village church dons hoodies against profiling

[media-credit name="Photos by Q. Sakamaki " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Associate Minister Chad Tanaka Pack led a prayer at Sunday’s service, above. BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Calling for an end to racism and profiling, members of an East Village congregation on Sunday wore hooded sweatshirts as they prayed. The shooting of Trayvon Martin, 17, in Sanford, Florida, read more here »

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Anti-N.Y.U. plan coalition demands  hearing by Stringer

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  More than 150 opponents of New York University’s plan to redevelop the two superblocks south of Washington Square occupied the steps of City Hall last week to demand that Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer vote no on the project. The March 22 rally, organized by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic read more here »

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Bridge night work pushing sleepless neighbors to brink

[media-credit name="Downtown Express photo by John Bayles " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] An on ramp is one of the many parts of the Brooklyn Bridge undergoing noisy construction work during nights. BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Residents in the Financial District, the South Street Seaport and the Lower East Side are so fed up with the jackhammering and read more here »

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McDonald’s violence: Quinn  and local leaders not lovin’ it

[media-credit name="Photo by William Alatriste " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Chris Quinn handing out fliers urging people not to support the W. Third St. McDonald’s. BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  In the wake of another violent incident at the McDonald’s on W. Third St. near Sixth Ave., City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and neighborhood leaders on Monday called read more here »

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411 from the Feline

Glick-Koch split on N.Y.U.: Assemblymember Deborah Glick is calling Ed Koch out of touch with the community after the former mayor penned an op-ed in the Daily News two weeks ago boosting the N.Y.U. 2031 Plan. “As a fellow resident of Greenwich Village,” Glick said, “I can say Mr. Koch is the first constituent I read more here »

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Opponents say pipeline will be a disaster, literally

  [media-credit name="Photo by Lincoln Anderson " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Ann Arlen pointed to where the Jane St. water playground is located in relation to the Gansevoort Peninsula, where a high-pressure, 30-inch-diameter gas pipeline is proposed. If the pipeline were to explode, its blast zone would include this popular playground just south of the peninsula, she read more here »

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Police Blotter, week of March 29, 2012

Chelsea/Village robber Police are looking for a suspect who held up four victims at knifepoint in the past four weeks. On Sat., March 17, the suspect robbed a man, 36, on the downtown platform of the F train station at Sixth Ave. and 23rd St. at 2:50 a.m. On Tues., March 13, he struck twice, read more here »

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City Council gives final O.K. to the Rudin condos project

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  On Wednesday, the full City Council gave final approval to Rudin Management’s plan to residentially redevelop the former St. Vincent’s site by a vote of 49 yes to 1 no. The lone vote against was by Charles Barron, who is known for his frequent no votes. Before councilmembers weighed in, Council read more here »

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Masaryk fire hits 3 apartments

A fire that broke out in a 16th-floor apartment in a Masaryk Towers building at 89 Columbia St. on Wednesday morning March 28 spread to the 17th and 18th floors of the 21-story building. Four firefighters and two residents were taken to Bellevue Hospital with minor injuries, a Fire Department spokesperson said. The first alarm read more here »

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Hudson Sq. heights too high, residents say on zoning

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Residents of Hudson Square’s low-rise blocks voiced their concerns on Tuesday on a proposed 20-block district that would encourage a mixed commercial/residential district active 24 hours, seven days a week. The proposed new development rules for the current Lower West Side manufacturing district between Canal and Houston Sts., would impose height read more here »

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