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O.W.S. wants to ‘chase’ out bank

Photo by Tequila Minsky N.Y.U. 4 Occupy Wall Street members protested outside Bobst Library last Thursday, calling for N.Y.U. to cut financial ties with JP Morgan Chase and evict its Chase bank branch from its property. The group delivered a letter to John Sexton two weeks earlier asking him to sever N.Y.U.’s relationship with the company. […]

Police Blotter, Week of April 19, 2012

Perry St. rape Police arrested Ivan Ramos, 22, of Brooklyn, around 1:30 a.m. Sun., April 15, and charged him with dragging a woman, 29, into a basement entrance at 129 Perry St. between Greenwich and Washington Sts. and raping her. The victim, who had spent Saturday night drinking with friends, told police the suspect tried […]

What I saw: cartoonist Seth Tobocman’s eyewitness account of police raid

What I saw: cartoonist Seth Tobocman’s eyewitness account of police raid

by Seth Tobocman and Jessica Wehrle

The joy of sax: In tune with a beautiful day

The joy of sax: In tune with a beautiful day

Making the most of Saturday’s great weather, a saxophone player bebopped out to a bench in Washington Square Park and channeled his inner Bird. Photo by Milo Hess

Pillow pandemonium is a hit

Pillow pandemonium is a hit

Photos by Bob KrasnerAs signs of spring go, the first robin is fine, but watching the feathers fly at the Seventh Annual Pillow Fight Day is a whole lot more fun. The event occurred in Washington Square Park, plus in 150 cities around the world. In the Greenwich Village park, most pillow pugilists chose to […]

A sin to graffiti ancient wall

A sin to graffiti ancient wall

Photo by Lincoln Anderson Some knucklehead graffitist tagged the historic, leaning brick wall at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral at Prince and Mulberry Sts. with a yellow scrawl a couple of weeks ago. It’s not the first time the wall has been hit by graffiti, a cathedral staffer said, adding that special chemicals are required to […]

Police Blotter, April 12, 2012

Auxiliary officer killed An auxiliary police officer assigned to the 13th Precinct, which covers the East Side between 14th and 29th Sts., was found dead with a single gunshot wound to the back at 6 a.m. Wed., April 4, near his home in Canarsie. The officer, Francky Aleger, 40, was not on police duty at […]

Raptor that held Web watchers rapt dies; A new female swoops in

Raptor that held Web watchers rapt dies; A new female swoops in

In a wrenching ending to 2011 for red-tailed hawk watchers in Washington Square Park, a hawk that had a chick on N.Y.U. President John Sexton’s window ledge last year died Thurs., Dec. 29, after her severely injured right foot was amputated. According to reports, Violet emerged from surgery on Long Island seemingly in good shape, […]

Up to 5 years for Village gay bashes

Up to 5 years for Village gay bashes

Frederick Giunta, 25, was sentenced to 3 1/2 to 5 years in prison on Tues., March 8, for the Oct. 11, 2010, assault and attempted robbery of victims in two Greenwich Village gay bars. Giunta pleaded guilty on Feb. 11 to punching one victim and attempting to steal his wallet at Ty’s, at 114 Christopher […]

Indicted in parking assault

Indicted in parking assault

Oscar Fuller, 35, right, was indicted for assault on Mon., March 7, for punching a woman and knocking her unconscious on Feb. 25 in a dispute over an E. 14th St. curbside parking space. The victim, Lana Rosas, 25, who was holding the space outside 520 E. 14th St. for her boyfriend when the incident […]

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