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Something came between him and his Calvins, the police say

BY JEFFERSON SIEGEL  |  Nicholas Gruber, the former boyfriend of fashion designer Calvin Klein, was arrested at his Greenwich St. apartment early Tuesday morning. Gruber, 22, a former model, was holding a party in his penthouse apartment when he began fighting with his friend, Calvin Swint, 20. Just after 4 a.m., Gruber is accused of read more here »

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Police Blotter, Week of April 26, 2012

Gloved and dangerous Police and the F.B.I. arrested a suspect they identified as the “White Glove Bandit” bank robber in Tompkins Square Park on Wed., April 18. Michael McManus, 41, was arrested without incident and charged with robbing several banks at gunpoint, the most recent on the day before his arrest. McManus earned his moniker read more here »

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Small businesses weigh options under healthcare law

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  The Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce last week took a long look at the momentous changes in healthcare insurance that are looming as the 2010 federal Affordable Care Act begins to take effect. At an April 19 small business healthcare forum, held at Google’s New York office, on Ninth Ave. at read more here »

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Canal St. collision sends cab swerving out of control

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  In a frightening incident that could have easily resulted in tragedy, a cab driver lost control of his vehicle at Canal and Greenwich Sts. around 7 p.m. Tuesday. The S.U.V.-style cab was making a left from Canal onto Greenwich when it was struck in the right wheel by a blue BMW read more here »

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Chen case courts-martial to occur in North Carolina

BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Advocates and elected officials fighting for justice for Danny Chen have scored a major victory by helping persuade the U.S. Army to hold trials on U.S. soil for the eight soldiers implicated in the East Village soldier’s apparent suicide. Last week, Army officials announced that the courts-martial, which were scheduled to read more here »

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Board 2 begins its design review of AIDS memorial

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  The first of three design sessions for the proposed triangle park and AIDS memorial across from the Rudin redevelopment of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital property takes place on April 25. The public session, sponsored by the Parks Committee of Community Board 2, with Rudin Management and the AIDS Memorial Park read more here »

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Event space is a ‘Javits Center’: Soho neighbors

[media-credit name="Photo by Tequila Minsky " align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] Hundreds of people turned out at 82Mercer over several days during a recent weekend for a promotional event for Badoo, a social networking site. BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  A Soho building allegedly being illegally used as a “convention center” has residents up in arms and ready to read more here »

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After riotous anarchist march, police raid book fair after-party

BY ALBERT AMATEAU and LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Black-clad anarchists, some of them wearing masks, marched across the Village Saturday evening, shouting anti-police epithets, overturning trash cans, spray-painting graffiti and banging windows. The march, which began after an Anarchist Book Fair at Judson Church on Washington Square, ended at an after-party in the E. Sixth Street read more here »

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What I saw: cartoonist Seth Tobocman’s eyewitness account of police raid

by Seth Tobocman and Jessica Wehrle

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Police Blotter, Week of April 19, 2012

Perry St. rape Police arrested Ivan Ramos, 22, of Brooklyn, around 1:30 a.m. Sun., April 15, and charged him with dragging a woman, 29, into a basement entrance at 129 Perry St. between Greenwich and Washington Sts. and raping her. The victim, who had spent Saturday night drinking with friends, told police the suspect tried read more here »

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