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  Around 4:30 p.m. Sunday acrid smoke drifted from New Jersey over the Hudson River’s whitecaps. The cause was a three-alarm fire in Hoboken. A propane tank had exploded on a deck, engulfing one building, filling many others with smoke and affecting nine families.

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Koch came back to Loisaida

Ed Koch paid a visit to the Sixth Street Community Center in June 2005 to take a look at “Viva Loisaida,” Marlis Momber’s exhibit of her photographs of the Lower East Side from the 1960s and ’70s. Momber invited Hizzoner to sign one of the photos that showed him and activists in 1987 at a read more here »

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Scene, Week of Jan. 31, 2013

Wrapped in plastic, a huge wreath was ready to be recycled on Varick St. near Franklin St. last week.

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Scene, Week of Jan. 3, 2012

Saturday evening’s dusting of snow mostly quickly melted in Lower Manhattan. However, in Tribeca, the Hudson River Park’s boardwalk and the tall grasses that surround it maintained their coating of white powder a bit longer.

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Scene, Week of Dec. 6, 2012

Photo by Jefferson Siegel Not a corporation exactly known for its safety record after its disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP’s gas station sign at Second Ave. and Second St. — not surprisingly — failed during Superstorm Sandy.

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Ira Blutreich, Week of Nov. 29, 2012
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Scene, Week of Nov. 30, 2012

It was Thanksgiving weekend, but for Kathleen Corrigan springtime is around the corner. She was planting daffodil bulbs in her window boxes on E. 12th St. Why daffodils? They’re early bloomers, she said, adding they’re expected to blossom in April.

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Scene, Week of Nov. 22, 2012

During Superstorm Sandy a sign on the grounds of the Jacob Riis public housing complex at E. Sixth St. and the F.D.R. Drive bent but didn’t break in the powerful winds coming off the East River.

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Scene, Week of Nov. 15, 2012
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