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Bike-Share to roll on East Side with up to 60 stations this July

BY LESLEY SUSSMAN  |  The Department of Transportation continued its extensive community outreach last week to win solid support for a new program to create 600 Bike-Share stations throughout the city. Between 50 and 60 of these would be located in the East Village and Lower East Side. On Wed., April 11, D.O.T. officials appeared read more here »

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O.W.S. wants to ‘chase’ out bank

[media-credit name="Tequila Minsky" align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit]N.Y.U. 4 Occupy Wall Street members protested outside Bobst Library last Thursday, calling for N.Y.U. to cut financial ties with JP Morgan Chase and evict its Chase bank branch from its property. The group delivered a letter to John Sexton two weeks earlier asking him to sever N.Y.U.’s relationship with the read more here »

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‘Silicon Alley High’ to start up at Washington Irving

[media-credit name="Photo by Tequila Minsky " align="alignleft" width="600"][/media-credit] Second from left, Seung Yu, the Academy for Software Engineering’s principal, along with, from left, Scott Schwaiteberg, an AFSE co-founder and advisory board member; Yvonne Williams, a program analyst at AFSE; and N.Y.U. computer science professor Evan Korth, a co-founder of AFSE and chairperson of its advisory read more here »

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Bistro has savory savoir faire, très bon croissant

[media-credit name="Photo by Tequila Minsky " align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] Bakehouse’s Philippe and Maud Bonsignour dare to say that they have created the city’s best croissant. BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Philippe and Maud Bonsignour have been building a reputation for fine food  in the West Village. And “building” is not just an abstract term in this case. read more here »

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Artist is stuck on sidewalk gum, and he’s in heaven

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  As bargoers rambled along the sidewalk and piled into and out of taxis at Fourth St. and Cooper Square around midnight last Friday, a lone figure, oblivious to it all, was hunched in concentration over a piece of paper on the ground at the street corner. “This is just an experiment,” read more here »

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N.Y.U. scales back its superblocks plan 17 percent

[media-credit name="Photo by Lincoln Anderson " align="alignleft" width="600"][/media-credit] On Wednesday, Borough President Scott Stringer, left, and N.Y.U. President John Sexton announced the university has agreed to scale back its N.Y.U. 2031 plan on its two South Village superblocks by 17 percent.     BY ALBERT AMATEAU and LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  New York University President John read more here »

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Plaque recalls spot where Dizzy, Ravi and Duke jammed

[media-credit name="Photos by Albert Amateau " align="alignleft" width="225"][/media-credit] Jazz fan Nuri Akgul has owned 108 Waverly Place since 1996. By ALBERT AMATEAU  |  In a neighborhood renowned for its historic and cultural heritage, another bronze plaque on a building might go unnoticed. But the plaque installed on March 21 at 108 Waverly Place marks a read more here »

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Tattoos, Weasel and the Vampire Woman: What a messe

BY CLAYTON PATTERSON  |  Jochen Auer’s Vienna Wildstyle and Tattoo Messe in the Gasometer continues to bring high-level, world-class talent to his public. A messe is a fair, and the Gasometer is four huge, 19th-century, brick gas tanks that have been converted for various uses, from office and residential to entertainment. One of the contributions I read more here »

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BY LESLEY SUSSMAN | Marilyn Louie, the longtime Chinatown newsstand owner who the city wants to evict from her spot because her stand is 3 inches too close to the building in front of it, got a bit of unwelcome news last week from the Department of Transportation. “They called on Monday and suggested that read more here »

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Basketball City is shooting  for May opening on L.E.S.

BY BONNIE ROSENSTOCK  |  After years of setbacks, community contention and construction delays, Basketball City is finally slated to open in mid-May on the East River waterfront’s Pier 36. There is anticipation from all quarters — neighborhood groups, waiting for owner Bruce Radler to fulfill his commitments to the community; local kids, already signed up read more here »

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