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Don’t buy REBNY hype: Landmarking helps affordability

BY ANDREW BERMAN | In July, the Real Estate Board of New York went on a media blitz, touting its latest report blasting landmark preservation in New York City. This is part of REBNY’s ongoing campaign to paint our landmark preservation system, which covers a little more than 3 percent of our city’s building stock, as read more here »

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Renters hoping to remain at the West Village Houses

BY CLARISSA-JAN LIM  |  Tenants at the West Village Houses who don’t own their apartments could very well find themselves homeless five years from now. That’s when their rent stabilization is slated to end, and their rents could quadruple. A product of the Village’s development battles of the 1960s, the West Village Houses include 42, read more here »

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Veggie Van rolls with fresh produce post-Pathmark

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Seasonal produce from local farms is now more accessible to seniors living in affordable housing on the Lower East Side, thanks to the Veggie Van. Two Bridges Neigh-borhood Council, a community organization, which runs the 307 senior apartments at 80 and 82 Rutgers Slip, has joined forces with the Office of read more here »

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At last, papers are signed for purchase for Morton school

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  Despite a commitment early last year by the city to buy 75 Morton St. for use as a new public school, anxiety among local advocates had been steadily rising, when after more than a year later, the building’s ownership still hadn’t been transferred from the state to the city. Worries read more here »

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Hanging a plaque where the Beat generation hung out

BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  From 1925 to 1967, the San Remo bar and restaurant ran the length of the building at the northwest corner of Bleecker and MacDougal Sts. and was a hangout for the most creative Village folks of the day, a who’s who of the Beat generation. The San Remo’s heyday was from read more here »

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Police Blotter, Week of August 1, 2013

Gun trafficker gets 31 years A New Jersey man found guilty of gun trafficking, including the sale of pistols that were notoriously stolen from the New York Police Department’s Ninth Precinct last year, has been sentenced to 31 1/3 years in state prison, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced on July 30. On June 24, Jason read more here »

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Crusties not all high on traveling, but can’t leave it

BY LAEL HINES  |  Nomadic homeless youth, often known as “crusties,” have typically congregated in the East Village’s Tompkins Square, particularly in the warmer months. However, due to police sweeps, crusties have in recent years been shunning Tompkins Square, traveling further out to Coney Island or other parts of Brooklyn. Therefore, it was surprising to see read more here »

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Scoopy, Week of August 1, 2013

OUR SAVIOR, JESUS CATS??? The East Village’s Progress Republican Club is collecting signatures to get John Catsimatidis on the Liberal line in the mayoral general election. On Sat., Aug. 3, starting at 10 a.m., club members and anyone else who wishes to help will meet at the Key Food supermarket, at Avenue A and E. read more here »

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Antiwar vet protesters beat charges

BY JEFFERSON SIEGEL  |  Last month, a dozen people, most of them veterans, had their week in court after being arrested last fall. The Band of Brothers (and Sisters), members of Veterans For Peace, had gathered in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial last Oct. 7 to mark the start of the 12th year of the war in Afghanistan. read more here »

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N.Y.U. rated tops for total cost in country for higher education

BY CLARISSA-JAN LIM  |  The Big Apple is famous for its extravagances. Add a four-year education at New York University to the list. According to a report by Business Insider, N.Y.U. is America’s most expensive higher-education institution. A year at the Greenwich Village school can cost up to $61,977. That figure — which includes tuition read more here »

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