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Just Do Arts, Week of Aug. 28, 2014

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  VOICES OF SWORDS  |  Rapidly aging members of Generation X and their somewhat younger (but by not necessarily youthful) Gen Y counterparts might find that the subject matter of Kari Floren’s latest play cuts a little too close to the bone — but they’ll be better off considering its implications sooner […]

BY LIZ RICHARDS  |  “More fringe shows should include a cocktail,” I told a friend the week before seeing “The Imbible” during its recent FringeNYC run. This show greets you in the lobby with one, a mixed drink of the playwright’s own invention called a Rusty Ale: India Pale Ale with a shot of Drambuie […]

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Events Downtown  Thurs August 28- Wed. SEPTEMBER 10 THURSDAY, AUGUST 28 BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY 212-267-9700, bpcparks.org Preschool Art: Come learn art with paper, clay, wood, and paint. Ages 4 and under | Free, drop in | Nelson A. Rockefeller Park| 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. EVERY THURSDAY UNTIL 10/30 Art & Games Age […]

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On Wed., Sept. 10, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum is inviting Lower Manhattan residents, 9/11 family members,  rescue and recovery workers, active duty first responders and 9/11 survivors, to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum from 5 p.m. to close. Members of these groups can book free ticket(s) to visit the museum by reserving […]

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BY LAUREN PRICE   |   The Upper East Side’s Fifth Ave. mansions were once occupied by families named Carnegie, Whitney, Pulitzer, and Vanderbilt. In time, large but swanky apartment houses in the neighborhood bolstered the impression of old money, as did the Ivy-League-type private schools such as Chapin and Dalton. Locals and tourists alike cherish […]

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On Thurs., Aug. 21, around 4 p.m., a police officer in an unmarked car slapped a cyclist with a ticket on Sixth Ave. just south of Prince St. The officer would not divulge to The Downtown Express what the offense was, saying the ticket was “confidential.” Police recently conducted Operation Safe Cycle, a two-week blitz […]

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“Diner en Blanc” has struck again. The dinner party keeps its location secret until, voila, thousands appear dressed in white and set up everything — tables, chairs, forks, knives, and agents of inebriation  — needed to dine. This time, the target was Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City, on Mon. Aug. 25. This year, four-time […]

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Thurs., Aug. 28 – Wed., Sept. 3 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR LABOR DAY Labor Day means the end of summer is here! Whether you stay in the city or head out of town, there will be some mean traffic to face. Beginning around 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, West St./Route 9A, the F.D.R., and […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC and JOSH ROGERS  |  Since the 9/11 Memorial Museum opened in May, many parties — Community Board 1, the mayor’s office, N.Y.P.D., and the Port Authority — have been working to mitigate the crush of tourists that have descended on Liberty St. Some have wondered why the opening of Greenwich St. between Liberty St. […]

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BY YANNIC RACK  |  On the upper floors of the Battery Park City School in Lower Manhattan, children from all over the city were finishing up their summer projects. In front of large windows with sprawling views of the Hudson, some were making last tweaks on the programming of their LEGO robots, while next door […]

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