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Seeing stars on Super Bowl Boulevard

New York Giants Stevie Brown (R) hands a

(Credit: New York Giants Stevie Brown with a fan on Jan. 30, 2014. (EPA/CJ GUNTHER))

Tourist-packed Times Square is a place locals often avoid, if they can. Not now, though, with so many coveted signatures up for grabs.

A midtown stretch of Broadway has morphed into Super Bowl Boulevard, a celebration of all things football that has drawn legions of fans.

With NFL stars past and present making themselves available, it’s also a magnet for autograph hunters from the tri-state...

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Midtown East rezoning put on hold by Council

Midtown East

(Credit: The plan to rezone Midtown East would have raised money for pedestrian access. (Craig Ruttle))

Plans to rezone Manhattan's Midtown East area for new high-rise development have been shelved after negotiations to bring the project to a City Council vote failed Tuesday.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg withdrew the proposal and left the issue to Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio to resolve. In a statement, de Blasio said "unanswered questions" must be addressed and he pledged to offer a revised...

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