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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | In the cozy basement of the Henry Street Settlement’s offices at the Vladeck Houses, Ruth Taube, 95, has kept a fortress of fabric scraps, knitting and crocheting tools and sewing machines. She even has a fitting room. Since 1966, the basement has been the location of Taube’s Home Planning Workshop — tea […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Mayor Bill de Blasio laid out a cornucopia of new plans for the Big Apple in his annual State of the City address on Thursday — including for a mayoral office of tenant protection and free eye exams and glasses for kindergartners and first-graders. Some of his talking points seemed to speak […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | On Sun., Jan. 13, “Village Nights” returns to the Washington Square Hotel. Season two of the monthly musical salon series continues the vision of its founder, Richard Barone, to keep alive the musical spirit of 1960s Greenwich Village. The guest on the first Sunday night will be singer-songwriter Terre Roche. She […]

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20th Precinct Jewelry job There was an apartment robbery at 322 W. 72 St., according to police. A woman, 41, was on vacation early in the new year, and when she returned, she noticed on the evening of Sat., Jan. 5, that several items of jewelry were missing, including two gold rings, a Movado gold […]

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10TH PRECINCT   Woman, 75, dead in river Police found Elizabeth Wallace, 75, floating facedown in the Hudson River off of W. 24th St. last Friday. The woman, who police said lived on W. 30th St. between Eighth and Ninth Aves., was spotted by a bystander, who alerted Parks Officer Christine Soto, according to police. […]

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FIRST PRECINCT Catty attacker On Thurs., Dec. 20, around 12:40 p.m., an unidentified female in a leopard-print coat approached a 51-year-old woman inside the bathroom at the Fulton and Nassau Sts. subway station, according to police. The unidentified woman demanded the victim’s coat, then pushed her up against the wall and punched her in the […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Even as the city saw its lowest-ever levels of traffic fatalities in 2017, pedestrians deaths were up from last year and Lower Manhattan continues to have some of the most dangerous intersections in the city. The city announced on Jan. 1 that there were 200 overall traffic deaths in 2017, down […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Most may not think of a sandy beachfront when they think of the Lower East Side esplanade — particularly in the construction-filled, dilapidated portions beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. But that could change, thanks to a $21 million project by the city’s Economic Development Corporation. A quarter-mile stretch of the waterfront roughly […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | On Dec. 10, a State Supreme Court justice ruled that the American Museum of Natural History could proceed with building its planned new $383 million Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation on parts of adjacent Theodore Roosevelt Park. But on Dec. 19, an Appellate Court issued a temporary-stay order against […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | As the city’s bicycle culture continues to grow, electric bikes remain a flashpoint regarding pedestrian safety and which types of e-bikes – and what type of speed — should be allowed. The city started allowing pedal-assist bicycles this past summer, which were recently added to the CitiBike program and go up […]

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