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A NYPD cruiser pursuing a white Cadillac jumped the curb on Avenue D and 5th Street yesterday afternoon, injuring 9 people. Five pedestrians (including a baby) and the driver and a passenger in the Cadillac were taken to Bellevue Hospital. The two officers in the police car were also hospitalized. Apparently none of the injuries was serious. A police spokesman said the officers were responding to a colleague who they thought needed assistance. Uncharted territory: due to the State Senate's inaction, Mayor Bloomberg has lost control of the city's schools. Now what? No one knows. Grand Street News details State Senator Daniel Squadron's bill to allow residential permit parking (BTW thanks to GSN for talking up The Lo-Down)!Eater has the scoop on the shuttering of Le Pere Pinard on Ludlow Street. Frank Bruni dines on the Lower East Side, discovering that, on weekends, it's a party scene:More and more there’s a meatpacking-district loudness and rowdiness to the circulating