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BY SARAH FERGUSON |  On Fri., April 5, workers contracted by the Parks Department felled “Krusty,” the last of the three towering willow trees that had dominated La Plaza Cultural for more than 40 years. The beloved tree in garden at E. Ninth St. and Avenue C was dubbed Krusty after Krusty the Clown on “The […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | French bread and pastry shop Marie Blachere opened its first New York City location on April 11 in the Village. The company has 500 locations in France. The new shop at 301/303 Sixth Ave., at Carmine St., is the chain’s second U.S. location. The first opened in Great Neck, Long Island, on […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for a recent public lewdness incident on the subway in Midtown. The incident occurred Tues., April 2, at 7:20 p.m., according to police. A 31-year-old woman told police she was on an Uptown N train at the W. 57th St. […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Now New Yorkers have a chance to grow their tech skills thanks to free help from Google. The Grow with Google Center opened April 8, on the ground floor of Google’s Chelsea headquarters building, at W. 16th St. and Eighth Ave. “Technology is changing the way that all businesses operate, and the […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Lower East Side now officially has a mainstream movie theater. A 14-screen Regal theater opened on Sat., April 6, at 129 Delancey St., at Norfolk St. The theater has reserved seating and more than 1,200 total seats, all of which are luxury recliners with footrests. The theater is in The Essex, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A woman in Battery Park was struck and killed by a bus last Thursday evening, officials said. Just before 7 p.m. on April 4, police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian being struck in front of 325 South End Ave., between Liberty and Albany Sts., one block south of Brookfield […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | As different sections of Hudson Yards have been officially opening in recent weeks, the latest ribbon-cutting was for 30 Hudson Yards, the tallest commercial office tower in the new development. The April 3 opening was attended by hundreds of real estate and business executives. They joined officials from Related and Oxford, the […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A German World War II-era freight car was installed on March 31 just outside the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park, ahead of the museum’s upcoming exhibition on Auschwitz. The train car is one of 120,000 that were built between 1910 and 1927 and used by the Deutsche Reichsbahn, or German […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | For the sixth year in a row, residents of Council District 3 have weighed in to vote on participatory-budgeting items for the Village, Chelsea and Hells Kitchen. Council District 3 had 12 projects up for vote, on a wide range of issues, including accessibility, park upgrades and transit improvements. To vote, you […]

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10th Precinct ‘Dr. K’ robbery   There was a theft last Wednesday inside the Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground, at 317 W. 16th St., between Eighth and Ninth Aves., police said. On April 3, at 11:15 a.m., a 21-year-old man was playing basketball and left his property unattended, including an iPhone 7 Plus, a passport, […]

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