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To Do Tuesday: Celebs for a Cure

Nigel Barker. Hosts Nigel and Cristen Barker, Russell James and Donna Karan will be at the Fourth Annual Solving Kids’ Cancer Spring Celebration this year honoring Ms. Karan’s BFF Bonnie Young and daughter Gabby Karan De Felice. The committee includes

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On the Market: Public Housing Agencies Push For Time Limits; Greenpoint Will Get A New Park (and Condos); How Much To Get Your Name On a Building?

A Tribeca street now seems to be closed off because of Citi Bike. [Tribeca Citizen] But at least this brewery in Astoria supports bike share. [DNAinfo] Public housing agencies push for time limits, work requirements of residents. [WSJ] Curious what

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John Sampson to Turn Himself in to Federal Authorities: Reports

State Senator John Sampson, who up until recently led his chamber’s Democratic conference, is set to turn himself into federal authorities today after being ensared in a bribery scandal, according to The New York Times and New York Post. It’s unclear

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To Do Sunday: Cinco a Drinko

Chelsea Market. It’s tequila time in New York. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the commemoration of Mexico’s victory over the French, at The Tippler, tucked underneath Chelsea Market, where you can get tremendously tipsy in the late afternoon at the “choose

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John Liu Says He Can Still Be Mayor, Taunts Feds Again

For nearly any other candidate, two guilty verdicts in the trial of a trusted treasurer and fund-raiser on campaign finance fraud charges would spell the end of his or her campaign. But this is John Liu. The city comptroller soldiered

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William Boyland Jr. Indicted Yet Again

Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. just can’t catch a break. Mr. Boyland, who was previously charged with soliciting bribes to pay his legal bills in an unrelated corruption trial, was indicted again last March for wire fraud charges stemming from alleged

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Cathie Black Emails Released

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration suffered a blow today with the release of emails surrounding the selection process of Cathie Black, the one-time schools chancellor who was forced to resign in 2011, after just 95 days in office. Ms. Black, who

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John Liu ‘Deeply Saddened’ by Guilty Verdicts but Vows to Soldier On

Comptroller John Liu said he’s saddened by the guilty verdict this afternoon against two of his former associates–a one-time campaign treasurer for his mayoral bid and a former donor–but he insisted it’s not going to slow him down. “I am deeply

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From Movies to Music: HBO Honcho Sells UES Townhouse to Beatport Owner

It’s no Graceland, but 151 East 72nd Street will have to do for Mr. Sillerman. After his $50 million golf venture on the Caribbean island of Anguilla went spectacularly awry, Robert F.X. Sillerman told the New York Post, “I think I

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Twitter Wants To Get More Journalists On Twitter

Although many journalists are on Twitter and use the social network on an almost obsessive basis, they want to take it official. To use the parlance of another social network, they want to go from “It’s Complicated” to “In a

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It’s an Arms Race! Women Go Under the Knife for Michelle Obama’s Biceps

American women are desperate to get their hands on Michelle Obama’s arms, according to the LA Times. The number of women seeking cosmetic “upper arm lift” procedures, or brachioplasties, has increased exponentially in the past few years, with the number of

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Giuliani Says Democratic Mayoral Hopefuls Have ‘Never Really Held a Job’

At a fund-raiser last night for his one-time deputy mayor Joe Lhota, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani not only came out swinging against Democratic officials’ counter-terrorism policies, he blasted this year’s crop of Democratic mayoral candidates, saying neither they–nor President Barack

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John Catsimatidis Holds Contentious Court in Brooklyn

Earlier today, John Catsimatidis gave his mayoral campaign pitch to the Brooklyn Young Republican Club, and it was certainly not a humdrum affair. His initial speech, given as he stood in the backroom of a Cobble Hill Irish pub, went smoothly enough.

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To Do Sunday: World Wide Debs

It’s debutante time at the 72nd Bal des Berceaux, where young women come out (to society, not out of the closet) under the high patronage of His Excellency François Delattre, the ambassador of France to the United States and Bertrand

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To Do Saturday: Trunk Show

Green-Wood Cemetery Novice green thumbs should hitch a ride to Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery (cue creepy music) for “TU-MULCH-UOUS AND TREE-MENDOUS,” a day of free high-grade mulch (sounds like a juice fast ingredient), free trees—provided on a first-come, first-served basis

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Council Members Planning to Bypass Quinn on Multiple Bills, Sources Say

As the spotlight shines on mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn’s record as City Council Speaker, at least half a dozen members are considering forcing measures she opposes to the floor in an unprecedented display of rebellion, council sources said Friday. At

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Another Overpriced Trophy Listing Pulled From the Market: Steel Magnate Decides Not To Sell 15 CPW Pad After All

Not quite as magical as Mr. Schecter thought. As any Times Styles section writer knows, it takes at least three to make a trend, so we guess we can officially call it now: the much-ballyhooed real estate trophy market is over-hyped.

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Fashion Blogger PJ Gach Wins Brief Repreive From Eviction, Homelessness

Ms. Gach. It isn’t much of a relief, but fashion and beauty blogger PJ Gach, who recently took to the internet to try and raise the $7,739 in back rent she needs to pay her landlord to fend off eviction,

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The Paris Review’s Westward Migration Continues, as Office Moves to Chelsea

On Monday the office of The Paris Review will move from its current home at 62 White Street in Tribeca to a third-floor space amid the galleries of Chelsea, at 544 West 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. Read More

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Three Million For Three-Windows: ‘Genuine’ Loft Tries For Greenpoint Record

Windows – all three of ’em. Greenpoint is hot right now (or so we’ve been led to believe by all the Girls trend stories), but $3 million-for-a-loft-with-only-three-windows hot? John Tarjavaara at Citi Habitats is about to find out. He’s the

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