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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Local community gardeners breathed a sigh of relief Saturday afternoon after learning a looming deadline for a relicensing agreement for the city’s GreenThumb gardens had been extended. Gardeners had been set to rally on City Hall’s steps Monday at 10 a.m. But in an e-mail on Friday, Bill LoSasso, the director of […]

BY SHARON WOOLUMS | A rally to “save small businesses” was held June 26 outside City Hall. If any group deserved a rally to focus upon quickly finding a solution to stop the closings, it’s our city’s desperate mom-and-pop shop owners.  Careening out of control at a fast clip, unless legislation is quickly passed to give rights […]

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A young bootblack, with his shoeshine equipment at City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan, gave a direct look to the camera on July 25, 1924. The photographer, Lewis Hine, was also a sociologist who used photography to advocate for reforming child labor laws. Hine was an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee from […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A teenager has been arrested for the killing of a man that took place in Central Park earlier this month. Brayan Suazo, a 19-year-old from Washington Heights, was arrested on Fri., Aug. 9, and is facing murder and robbery charges, according to police. Officers received a complaint of an unconscious man near […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | A Chelsea woman died of her injuries on Tuesday after being hit by a turning pickup truck three days earlier. Police said Melissa McClure, 67, of 117 W. 15th St., and another woman, age 59, were crossing W. 15th St. at Sixth Ave., in the west crosswalk, from north to south, on […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | More than 100 Hong Kong ex-pats and allies gathered across the West Side Highway from the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Midtown to protest in solidarity with Hong Kongers on Saturday afternoon.  Saturday marked the tenth weekend of protests in Hong Kong. On June 9, nearly 1 million […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A ribbon cutting was held by the Meatpacking Business Improvement District on Aug. 6 to celebrate the opening of new public plazas after a seven-year construction project. The initiative included 20,000 square feet of plaza space, a new bike lane and large flower beds and planters. The project stretched from Gansevoort […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Birdbath Green Bakery in Soho, at the former site of the legendary Vesuvio Bakery, closed on Aug. 9. Birdbath, which is owned by City Bakery, moved into the space at 160 Prince St., between Thompson St. and West Broadway, in 2009. The bakery still sports the original Vesuvio storefront. Maury Rubin, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A 78-year-old man was robbed in the East Village on Mon., Aug. 12, police said. Around 3:40 p.m., the victim was sitting outside near the corner of E. Fifth St. and Avenue D, when a man walked up to him from behind and snatched two chains from his neck. The robber […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A young man was mugged on Tues., Aug. 13, near 353 West St., at Pier 40 on the West Side, according to police. Around 10:20 p.m., an 18-year-old man was walking at the W. Houston St. pier, when a group of men surrounded him and demanded his property. The victim tried […]

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