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Funds will start a new chapter for storm-‘slammed’ Nuyorican

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  At Tuesday night’s Community Board 3 meeting, City Councilmember Rosie Mendez announced $5.3 million in funding had been secured with Speaker Christine Quinn and the Manhattan Council delegation to assist the Nuyorican Poets Cafe with major renovations and repairs. “The Nuyorican Poets Cafe was hard hit during Sandy,” Mendez said. Mendez said this read more here »

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Scoopy, Week of July 25, 2013

Sext and the city: Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner was on Washington Square South on Monday, outside the Caring Community, for a press conference at which he pitched his “Keys to the City” — specifically, “Idea Number 32,” about aiding families who care for senior relatives at home. Weiner supports a $7,800 exemption from the caretaker’s read more here »

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New Pier 42 project hooks people with art, fishing

BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  With support from a bevy of Lower East Side community organization partners and sponsors, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Parks Department, the pop-up park / art installation “Paths to Pier 42” celebrated its summer launch on Sat., July 20. Fluttering flags overhead mark Pier 42, on the East River read more here »

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  A dozen Cooper Union students who had been occupying President Jamshed Bharucha’s office reached an agreement with the school that ended the occupation last week. The taking of Bharucha’s office in the Foundation Building, at 7 E. Seventh St., started May 8, in protest of Cooper’s decision to impose partial tuition read more here »

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Police Blotter, July 25, 2013

Managed to steal $1.5 mil A former property manager of two Chinatown buildings pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1.5 million from the buildings’ business accounts, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced on July 19. Kee Lin, 43, who managed 11 East Broadway and 128 Mott St. from November 2006 to August 2009, admitted to read more here »

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Park views: Snowden, snooping, safety vs. privacy

Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the National Security Agency, leaked top-secret documents that revealed the U.S. government’s mass surveillance programs. Now hiding out in Russia and seeking asylum in Latin America, Snowden follows in the footsteps of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has since taken refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The Villager read more here »

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Outrage over Trayvon verdict sparks massive protest in city

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Thousands of people converged at Union Square on Sunday evening to voice their outrage over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. The verdict rendered by a six-person jury, all female, in Florida has ignited a national debate about racial profiling, gun control and the legal system. Demonstrators carried signs read more here »

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Westbeth empty  units fuel rumors; Used for storage

BY CLARISSA-JAN LIM  |  The roughly 250 people on the Westbeth Artists Housing wait list will have to wait a little longer. Recently, The Villager received a tip that some apartments at the full square-block artists’ complex at West and Bethune Sts. are being left vacant — and have been for a while. George Cominskie, president of read more here »

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If you can swim that, I’ve got a bridge for you

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | It had been awhile since I had swum in one of New York City’s major waterways — in an organized event, or in any other way, for that matter. I had done the Great Hudson River Swim (a 2.8-miler from 79th St. to the Chelsea Piers) several times before — and miraculously read more here »

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Violence-plagued Varick club keeps dodging bullet

BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  Raquel Finley was working as a promoter for Greenhouse, a bar and nightclub at 150 Varick St., and its basement event lounge W.i.P., on June 12, when a stranger struck the 21-year-old in the face with a bottle of Patrón tequila. “Some guy said, ‘You stepped on my foot’ and bashed read more here »

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