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In spite of fierce objections by Community Board 1 (CB1) and park neighbors, the Department of Transportation (DOT) installed a bike path through the City Hall Park’s serene northern walkway on June 30th.


The DOT first informed the Community Boards of its plans at a June 10th Seaport/Civic Center Committee. The issue was then re-deliberated on June 24th at a general CB1 meeting and was clearly out of favor by the members and the general public.


An amendment to the Hudson River Park Act was passed through the State Senate Tuesday that will allow the Gansevoort Peninsula and parts of Hudson River Park to be used for a recycling and transfer station. Formerly, the Act restricted the property to parkland.

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Hamptons Beach police responded to smoke and signs of a fire while patrolling in Westhampton Saturday morning at about 7:30 a.m.

Gender and Race were just two of the topics discussed at the public conference held at the Paley Center for Media in midtown Tuesday. “From Soundbites to Solutions: Bias, Punditry and the Press in the 2008 Election,” lured a group of over 200 predominantly female journalists, lawyers, academics, feminists, and activists, most of whom were intent on dissecting the often masked social issues involved in this year’s historic political season and the media’s coverage of it. 

Speaker Quinn’s office confirmed yesterday that cigarette butts containing the suspect’s DNA and additional physical evidence were found at the rape scene in Soho on Wednesday, May 28th.

A 19 year-old woman was raped after being followed from the subway early Wednesday morning. According to police it was approximately 4:00 AM when the woman, returning from her job in Brooklyn, got off at the Spring St. station at Sixth Ave. The assailant followed her out of the subway, reportedly asking her for a cigarette before following her back to her Prince St. apartment building. It was there that the suspect threatened her with a box cutter, pushed her into the courtyard of her building and raped her.

On Tuesday, May 13th, two busloads of tenants’ rights activists made the long trek from New York City to Albany to support the repeal of vacancy decontrol. The group showed solid fortitude as they stood with Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assembly Members to declare the passage of A. 7416 (Rosenthal, Silver), a bill designed to rescind vacancy decontrol.

Too bad the phony patriots who are preaching prejudice and waving ragged flags in front of the Seven Eleven while stealing and soiling the glorious name of the minutemen can’t bother to read more of the document that those brave rebels fought and died for.

Remember the Declaration of Independence?