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Electrical accident snarls First Ave. and Houston St.

A contractor doing work for the city at First Ave. and Houston St. hit an electrical feeder, according to Allan Drury, a Con Ed spokesperson. There were no injuries, and repairs were ongoing on Thursday evening when the photo above was taken. A worker at the scene Thursday night said there had been “an explosion” read more here »

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Despite glitches, bike-share riders feeling pumped

BY CLARISSA-JAN LIM  |  It seems not a moment goes by almost anywhere in Downtown Manhattan when a distinctive, bright blue Citi Bike isn’t whizzing past one’s peripheral vision. New York City’s bike-share program, unveiled at the end of May, is the country’s largest, and has so far been both incredibly welcomed and utterly vilified. read more here »

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BY CLARISSA-JAN LIM  |  Assemblymember Deborah Glick’s bill prohibiting feral pigs in New York State has been passed in the state Senate. Glick, who represents the 66th Assembly District in Lower Manhattan, sponsored the legislation that will see the possession, sale, trade and transportation of feral pigs banned in New York. Known also as the Eurasian read more here »

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Preservationist: Park air-rights transfers could radically impact waterfront properties

  Last updated Mon., June 24, 8:27 p.m. BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Local politicians are hailing the State Legislature’s passage last week of modifications to the Hudson River Park Act. The Assembly passed the bill Thursday, and the state Senate passed it around 5 a.m. Saturday after an all-night marathon to wind up the Legislative session. read more here »

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First local cronut knockoff — only five blocks away!

It had to happen. C’est la vie. Yes, the Village’s first cronut knockoff has arrived. Of course, it’s not actually called a cronut, but rather a French donut. (Maybe this will eventually be shortened to “Fronut”?) Its first day of sale was Saturday at Mille-feuille bakery and cafe, 552 LaGuardia Place, between W. Third and read more here »

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Hudson Park bill allows air-rights transfers, longer leases, boat ticket tax, restaurants, carousels

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | As the State Legislature’s session drew to a close, a sweeping bill to modify the Hudson River Park Act in a variety ways was quietly passed by both the Assembly and the state Senate. The bill was approved by the Assembly 96-5 on Thursday around noon. Then, after a marathon session that read more here »

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Enough talk: Our politicians must save children’s garden

  V CLAYTON BY CLAYTON PATTERSON | In my geographic map of the Lower East Side I describe the section I live in as the center slice — the land mass that divides the lower section of the L.E.S. from the upper section. The boundaries that give this area its size and shape are the Bowery, the read more here »

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Solomon to judge ‘Soho Wild Man’

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Richard Pearson, a mentally ill man who has been terrorizing residents and merchants around Spring St., will appear before Judge Charles Solomon in State Supreme Court on Tues., June 25, for allegedly throwing a brick at a person’s head on May 17 in Soho. Arrested on May 22, Pearson is charged with second-degree read more here »

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Time isn’t right for ‘clock tower,’ neighbors say

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  A packed crowd turned out for Community Board 2’s Land Use and Business Development Committee meeting on Wed., June 12, to weigh in on a proposed 18-story residential building at 120-140 Sixth Ave. on a triangular lot at Sullivan and Broome Sts. Local residents expressed their disapproval of the application based read more here »

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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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