Ald. Brian Hopkins (inset) said Lincoln Yards had more supporters than detractors at last week's zoning meeting. SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL

Who Showed Up To Support Lincoln Yards Last Week? People Who Got Free Breakfast, Parking And Sterling Bay Coaching, Critics Say

Providing parking and food for speakers happens a lot, insiders say. But Ald. Michele Smith said the whole thing was a "charade."

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Getting A Tattoo Can Help Stop Sexual Violence, Support Survivors During 1-Day Fundraiser At Deluxe Tattoo

Deluxe Tattoo will provide special tattoos for one day as part of a fundraiser for Still Not Asking For It.

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Sip Coffee House Closes After 20 Years In West Town, Will Be Replaced By A Bakery

"I believe there is a place and time for everything," owner Nancy Angelopoulous said. "We are ending on a good note."