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With suit, Petrosino Square protest shifts into high gear

Wednesday morning, the law firm Gibson Dunn joined pro bono clients Friends of Petrosino Square, the Lieutenant Joseph Petrosino Lodge of the Sons of Italy in America, the Soho Alliance, the Chinatown Civic Association, the Noho Neighborhood Association and others to announce the filing of a lawsuit in State Supreme Court against Department of Transportation read more here »

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Drag-racing driver careens onto sidewalk, injuring 4

A driver allegedly drag-racing against another car lost control and careened up onto the sidewalk at Second Ave. and E. Fourth St. on Wednesday morning, injuring four people on the pavement in a horrific crash. According to news reports, the driver may have been drunk or high on drugs, and was seen swerving down Second read more here »

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Kareem, scientists — and the brain — team up for fest

Trevor came in from Queens for the World Science Festival and went home with some major bragging rights, having had the chance to hold an actual human brain. Washington Square Park and some of the adjoining streets were taken over Sun., June 2, by the festival, a very kid-oriented event that was fun for pretty much read more here »

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HOWL! blows into Tompkins with art, music, poetry

  With poetry, rock and roll, Butoh, drag queens, burlesque, healthcare info booths, a whole section devoted to kids and art that stretched around most of the park, the 10th annual HOWL! Festival indeed had something for everyone. The weekend-long event at Tompkins Square Park began with a group reading of erstwhile East Village resident Allen Ginsberg’s poem read more here »

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125 years at famed Katz’s Deli; It’s a lot to digest

Katz’s Deli, at E. Houston and Ludlow Sts., celebrated its 125th anniversary Sunday with a food-filled affair, featuring pastrami-eating and pickle-bobbing contests. In the pastrami chew-down, the East Village’s own mysterious Eater X put up a good fight, but was edged out by hungrier opponents. For eating the most 7-ounce sandwich halves in 10 minutes read more here »

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Bono and The Edge get some el-eh-vay-tion on 8th St.

Bono, The Edge and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. of U2 (bassist Adam Clayton might have been hidden from view) performed on top of the world-renowned Electric Lady Studios on W. Eighth St. last Friday, as seen in this photo snapped by Sharon Woolums from her window across the street. Bono later came down and posed read more here »

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First Citi Bike, next…Citi World?

For many, what irks them most about Citi Bike is its branding aspect. Indeed, some are calling it as much a brilliant advertising campaign as a novel transportation system. In tiny Petrosino Square, where artists and residents are battling a bike-share station placed in their park, Soho artist William Skillman is taking the idea to read more here »

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Dog in distress, needs drugs
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Crazy cab crash on 1st Ave.

On Sunday at around 4:30 p.m. a cab drove into the fence at the Village View apartment complex at 40 First Ave., at E. Third St., above. The taxi then flew into reverse and sped across First Ave., mowing down a school-crossing sign and plowing into D.B.A., between Second and Third Sts., below. The bar’s sign came down, the awning read more here »

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Cronut craze has them craving in Soho (and Portland)

Cronuts are the newest latest thing. People are lining up for before 7 a.m. outside Dominique Ansel Bakery, at 189 Spring St., near Thompson St., to get these scrumptious half-croissant / half-donuts, which sell out by 8:30 a.m. The delicacies debuted two weeks ago. Just to give a little taste: The “rose cronut” ($5) is read more here »

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