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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Venturing into Manhattan, Randy Credico, a.k.a. “Person 2” in the Roger Stone indictment in the Russian collusion investigation, was out on the town in Chelsea Monday. Of course, right along with him was his ever-loyal canine sidekick, Bianca. Also tagging along was a two-man Danish crew doing a documentary on Credico. But […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Mint Masala is among the growing number of halal restaurants in Greenwich Village, and its delicious food is great for any and all who happen to love good Indian food. Located at 95 MacDougal St., between Bleecker and W. Third Sts., it opened in summer 2014 as Mirch Masala, and recently changed […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Central Park carriage horses will no longer pick up passengers outside of the park. On Wed., Feb. 13, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron ruled in favor of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s push to ban horse-drawn carriages from waiting for passengers outside of the park. Edita Birnkrant, executive director of the […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | On Feb.13., the New York State Legislature held its first public hearing on sexual harassment in 27 years. “Some people in office view this as a problem that they would like to go away,” said Cynthia Nixon, the actor and activist who ran for governor last year, speaking at the law […]

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BY ERIC KOBER | If New York City is to mitigate its housing shortage, local land-use regulation needs to take advantage of the early 20th-century investment in subway transit, by allowing new housing at high densities in transit-rich areas. Simultaneously, the city needs to support the expansion of its higher-education institutions to ensure that its future […]

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V.I.D. votes: The elections for district leader were the main attraction at the Village Independent Democrats’ meeting last week. In the race for female district leader, Jen Hoppe squeaked out a win against Elissa Stein by one vote. District Leader Keen Berger had previously announced she would not seek re-election. We hear Berger asked Sharon […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Car-cash theft There was a robbery at Midtown Center Auto Repair, at 537 W. 39th St., between 10th and 11th Aves., on Sat., Feb. 9, police said. Just after 5 a.m., an employee reported that a man unknown to him, but who was apparently known to the business’s owner, took $400 […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | An elderly man was robbed and injured in an attack at Broadway and E. Ninth St. on Mon., Feb. 11, police said. On that day at 5 p.m. in front of 771 Broadway, a man reportedly approached the victim, 77, and pushed him to the ground. The robber then took $900 in […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | City and state legislation was introduced on Feb. 13 that would regulate security deposits on apartment rentals. City Comptroller Scott Stringer released a report last July that estimated that New Yorkers spent more than $500 million in security deposits in 2016. It said that many low-income residents not in rent-regulated apartments often […]

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