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4 candidates make their case for being borough president

BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER   |  Three city councilmembers and one former community board chairperson want to be the next Manhattan borough president. At a forum convened by the Lower Manhattan Marketing Association on June 27, they told the audience why they are running for this office, summarizing their credentials and indicating what they would like read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of July 11, 2013

What’s their beef with Pino? After the recent loss of Joe’s Dairy on Sullivan St., we soon heard reports that Pino Prime Meats right across the street also faced a threat. We stopped in at the renowned butcher the other week, and Pino Cinquemani (which translates to “five hands”), above, who has owned the store read more here »

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Arturo Vega, 65, artistic director for the Ramones

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Arturo Vega, whose E. Second St. loft became the headquarters, T-shirt factory and sometime home for the legendary punk rock band the Ramones, died June 8 at the age of 65. Known as “The Fifth Ramone” for serving as the spokesman, lighting director, logo designer and faithful friend of the quartet, read more here »

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Student has become the master at East Village’s new Sushi Dojo

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Chef David Bouhadana is serving up authentic Japanese-style sushi with flair at his new Sushi Dojo, on First Ave. between Sixth and Seventh Sts. He’s also a lot of fun, and agreed to pose for this photo holding up a gigantic octopus tentacle and a blowtorch, the latter which he had read more here »

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Amid gardeners’ fete, developer reinforces his fence

  Green thumbs young and old at The Children’s Magical Garden, at Norfolk and Stanton Sts., on Tuesday celebrated their recent victory that saw the city, on June 26, transfer two of the garden’s lots to the Parks Department. These two parts of the garden will now be preserved as permanent green space. Meanwhile, the third read more here »

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D.O.T. not sure why Jodie Lane sign is gone — but will replace it

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |   In May 2005, former Councilmember Margarita Lopez joined family members of Jodie Lane and the woman’s fiancé, Alex Wilbourne, at the northwest corner of First Ave. and E. 11th St. to unveil a new street co-naming sign, “Jodie Lane Place.” “The name of Jodie Lane is going to be there forever,” read more here »

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Police Blotter, Week of July 11, 2013

Cabbie helps collar crooks  A keen-eyed cab driver certainly deserved a hefty tip for his efforts early on July 2, when he played a key role in helping police collar two alleged thieves. Police said it all started around 1:30 a.m., when a man — later identified as Alrajia Winbush, 20 — reportedly crept up behind read more here »

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Durst says NID took a hit,  but Friends are fighting on

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  The Friends of Hudson River Park say that reports of the park NID’s death have been greatly exaggerated. However, Douglas Durst, the Friends former chairperson, assured the NID’s definitely not happening — at least not for now. Scott Lawin, the Friends’ vice chairperson, who is also the chairperson of the NID read more here »

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Bursting out with Pride

The cheers were even louder and more passionate than usual at this year’s Pride March after the Supreme Court earlier in the week approved federal benefits for same-sex married couples. After DOMA victory, they were dancing in the streets New York City’s Pride March — the nation’s largest — filled Fifth Ave., Eighth St. and read more here »

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Florist injured by drag racer has come out of coma

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Mohammed Akkas Ali, critically injured on Wed., June 19, when a drag-racing driver hopped the curb and roared into his East Village flower stand, reportedly has come out of his coma. East Village activist Bill Weinberg posted on Facebook that he stopped by the store early Monday morning and received some read more here »

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