Police Blotter

Fatal subway fall Daniel Mendez, 20, of Jersey City, fell to his death from the platform of the Christopher St. subway station and was hit by a northbound No. 1 train at 7:12 a.m. on Sat. Dec. 27, police said. The victim, who had been drinking, probably fell by accident, police said. Village club brawl […]

New parking operator at Pier 40

The Hudson River Park Trust has chosen a new operator to run the parking lot on Pier 40 at W. Houston St. Chris Martin, the Trust’s spokesperson, said Standard Parking will take over on Jan. 1, 2004, from C&K Properties, which has run the parking on the pier for the last eight years. The pier […]

Miracle on Baxter St.; new computers

State Senator Thomas K. Duane and City Councilmember Alan Gerson visited P.S. 130 earlier this month to celebrate the installation of 43 computers and accompanying equipment purchased with $100,000 in city capital funds. Duane secured the funds for the new computers and equipment for the lab area, as well as for upgrading older computers for […]

Letters to the Editor

City can do more on Seward sites To The Editor: SPARC welcomes the city’s preliminary proposal to build affordable housing and appropriate commercial uses on the long-dormant Seward Park Urban Renewal Area. City officials’ Nov. 16, 2003, presentation to Community Board 3 demonstrated a good-faith effort to create a mixed-use community on this site. However, […]

Inspiring grant for Grace Church

The Landmarks Conservancy has awarded a $25,000 Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge grant for repairing the spire and bell tower and replacing the side aisle roof of the landmarked Grace Church. Designed by James Renwick, Jr., the Gothic Revival-style Grace Church was completed in 1846 on Broadway at E. 10th St., but its wooden […]

Homeless man wins $1 million after Bellevue ordeal

By Lincoln Anderson Robert Lee Marion is called “Loan Shark Bob” around Tompkins Sq. Park, where he’s been known to lend money to the down and out at 100 percent interest. A sometime homeless figure, he’s also known for spouting his theory of “povercide” — that the government is killing the homeless through poverty. But […]

Collective Unconscious hit by reality

By David Kelsey “This is a tough year for the Lower East Side,” said Michael Medvin, winner of Reverend Jen’s fifth Mr. Lower East Side Pageant. The pageant’s annual venue is Collective Unconscious on Ludlow St., where Reverend Jen has also been running her open-mike event, “The Anti-Slam,” for eight years. But both events may […]


Downtown Will Have Power by Saturday, says Con Ed

The lights stayed on in some of Battery Park City because its power base is in Brooklyn. BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  More than 200,000 residents and businesses in Lower Manhattan remained without power Wednesday, as New York began picking up the pieces from the record-breaking destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. It will take until Friday […]

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