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City Living: Manhattanville's rising popularity

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(Credit: See more photos of Manhattanville in the gallery below. (Anthony Lanzilote))

Nestled beneath the Riverside Drive Viaduct, the once-forgotten neighborhood Manhattanville is getting revamped.

Also known as West Harlem, the area is gradually gaining popularity and making a name for itself as a center for dining, nightlife, and innovation. In recent years an influx of new establishments gave the area a fresh vibrancy -- from restaurants to theater groups, and a biotech...

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City Living: SoHo is so much more than a retail district

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(Credit: Check out more photos of SoHo in our gallery below. (Nancy Borowick))

Perhaps the most common misperception about SoHo is that it's only filled with designer boutiques, expensive restaurants and millionaire residents who have no interest in getting to know their neighbors.

But according to some long-time residents, this isn’t the truth.

Yes, the nabe is saturated with retail, restaurants and wealthy residents, but if you believe that SoHo residents are...

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DA won't charge cabbie who struck tourist at Rock Center

(Craig Ruttle)

(Credit: (Craig Ruttle))

The Manhattan district attorney's office announced Thursday that it will not pursue charges against the cabdriver who struck a British tourist in midtown.

A spokesperson for District Attorney Cy Vance said the DA's office spent two months investigating the Aug. 20 incident at Rockefeller Center, in which Faysal Kabir Mohammad Himon allegedly drove erratically after squabbling with a bicyclist...

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