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BY SCOTT SITFFLER  |  When a theater critic passes away, those in his workplace orbit don’t normally rush to pen glowing testimonials. Most of them simply aren’t moved to do so, while the rest are too busy jockeying for position on the graveyard backhoe. The reaction to Jerry Tallmer’s death was, like his work, beyond […]

BY VICTOR J. PAPA  |  Is it possible that the historic and irreplaceable South Street Seaport is still a landmark preservation issue? Is it possible, in spite of preservation efforts extending over what seems an endless 40-year period; in spite of copious, yet still unresolved preservation visions and plans, all laudably meant to guarantee its permanence […]

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“The New W.T.C. Scene” (POSTED, Nov 6): The big problem to come is going to be all the tour buses that will have to be “credentialized” and then searched on Trinity Place. (see blue and yellow lanes on bottom right of NYPD map above) The west lane of Trinity Place along side our two high schools […]

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Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess It’s time to strap on your skates again: Last weekend, the Seaport Ice Rink on Fulton St. opened and will remain so until late February. The annual tree lighting ceremony will take place on Tues., Dec. 2 at 5:45 p.m. This year, for the first time in a few […]

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Thurs., Nov. 20 – Wed., Nov. 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Turkey Gridlock is here again! Lower Manhattan will see traffic surges over the next two weeks starting this Friday, with the approaches to the bridges and tunnels taking the hardest hit. The lines at the Holland Tunnel will start to […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Two Battery Park City soccer teams — the girls team of I.S. 276 and the boys team of I.S. 289  — both won this year’s N.Y.C Middle School Soccer Championship on Sunday. It was exciting.” said Leyna Madison, I.S. 289’s after-school director for Manhattan Youth, which runs both schools’ soccer […]

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New York certainly isn’t all it used to be — but what (or who) is these days? Lypsinka comes to mind. After an absence of nine long years, John Epperson’s masterful melting pot of gender illusion, golden age Hollywood glam, highly skilled lip-synching and diva deification is back on the East Village boards. In repertory […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  He wasn’t the first person to pilot a Mississippi riverboat, go west, travel abroad, lose fortunes, give lectures or loathe Congress — but under the pen name of Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clemens wrote about all of that, and more, in a manner that’s been greatly admired, widely copied and rarely […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  A product of steady hands and a keen eye for the built environment’s capacity to both amaze and overwhelm, Erin Wilson’s “Color Stories” has a backstory familiar to anyone whose residency is tied to their destiny. “It wasn’t my specific goal to live in and make quilts about the city,” says the […]

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BY DAVID NOH  |  It’s incredible, but Lypsinka, that whirling dervish of illusion and the highest imaginable camp — whom I consider as essential a New York figure as the Statue of Liberty — hasn’t been on a local stage in nine years. This has been happily remedied with “Lypsinka! The Trilogy,” running through January […]

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