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Kenneth Reisdorff, of New York City, owner of the Broome Street Bar, died Feb. 26 while on vacation in Florida, after having a margarita, a nice lunch and a swim in the hotel pool. He was 92. Kenn, as he was known, was a gentlemanly and beloved fixture in the Soho neighborhood, recognizable by his read more here »

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Crack clears Angel Orensanz Center

The Lower East Side’s Angel Orensanz Center was evacuated the night of Mon., March 31, after wooden columns supporting the 19th-century building’s second-floor balcony gave a loud crack, causing the balcony to sag.  The structural problems at the 172 Norfolk St. building — a former synagogue built in 1849 — became apparent during the annual read more here »

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Home sharing for seniors offers a host of benefits

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  As many seniors struggle with fixed incomes and an affordable housing shortage, one service has long offered individuals a way to cut down on costs while also gaining valuable companionship. The Home Sharing Program, a free service provided since 1981 by the nonprofit New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, allows adults read more here »

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E.D. will focus on service, be able to help in a crisis

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  No, admittedly, it’s not a full-service hospital to replace the former St. Vincent’s. Nonetheless, the Lenox Hill HealthPlex will definitely be a major new medical presence on the Lower West Side. And it’s rapidly taking shape in the former St. Vincent’s O’Toole Building, at W. 12th St. and Seventh Ave. Most read more here »

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State finally transfers 75 Morton St. to city for new middle school

  BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  For seven years, local politicians and community activists have pushed for the state to sell 75 Morton St. to the city so it could be converted into a sorely needed public middle school. Complicating and slowing the process, during that time there have been three governors. From the start, Assemblymember read more here »

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Nolita apartments illegally deregulated, building tenants say

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Would you like to pay $4,200 a month to live in an apartment that might actually be rent-stabilized? Probably not. In fact, you might be pretty upset with the landlord and real estate broker who tried to sell you on that deal. And that might be why the broker who was read more here »

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Green Dot scams, ID theft pose challenge for police

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  As overall crime continues to drop in the East Village and citywide, felony assaults and robberies have spiked in recent weeks in the Ninth Precinct, while identity thefts targeting local residents especially continue to challenge police resources. The March 18 meeting of the Ninth Precinct Community Council focused heavily on such read more here »

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Arrest is made in killing of Riis Houses teenager

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | An arrest has been made in the killing of Deontay Moore,18, who was fatally shot outside the Jacob Riis Houses last July. Police reported on Saturday that Allah Dajon, 21, of 577 Roosevelt Drive, in the Baruch Houses, had been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. On July 20, 2013, at around read more here »

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C.B. 3 raps Beasties co-naming

BY LESLEY SUSSMAN  |  You gotta fight for your right… .” That’s how LeRoy McCarthy summed up his feelings Tuesday night, when Community Board 3 voted to deny his proposal to co-name the intersection of Rivington and Ludlow Sts. as “Beastie Boys Square.” “There are many people within city government who do support this street read more here »

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Occupier who says cop grabbed her breast is on trial

BY BETSY KIM  |  In a potential blow to the case of Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan, State Supreme Court Justice Ronald Zweibel last week refused to allow review of the personnel file of Grantley Bovell, the officer involved in her arrest. The 25-year-old New School graduate student is charged with felony assault of read more here »

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