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Buhman on Art, Week of Feb. 26, 2014

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN    (stephaniebuhmann.com)  | In the past, Lee has recast components of painting through a variety of experiments such as cutting, dismantling, slicing and sculpting. Testing the surface and structure of his canvases to the extreme, he questions their traditional physicality and the general sense of preciousness that can be associated with the medium. Stapled […]

BY TROY MASTERS  |  As a crimson tide of same-sex marriage rolls across Alabama, lives are being transformed right before our eyes — the latest huge stage in the paradigm shift that has remade that state in the past 50 years. And if racial progress upended a way of life in Alabama centuries old, gay […]

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BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM  |  The harsh weather continues. We’ll just have to stay indoors and entertain ourselves with a little escapism in the form of a movie. There’s ample opportunity for that given the International Children’s Film Festival, which kicks off Feb.  27 and runs through March 22. The fest will be held at various […]

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BY MICHELLE K. REA  |   We are strongly opposed to the governor’s proposal to eliminate newspaper public notice of proposed constitutional amendments. Instead of publishing public notices, the board of elections would post an abstract and brief description of the proposed amendment somewhere on its website for three days in the week prior to the […]

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No defense for ‘shady’ politics To The Editor: Re “Trumped up case against Silver” (Talking Point by Ken Paskar, Feb. 12 – 25, 2015): It hardly inspires faith in our local political organizations, in this case the Lower Manhattan Democrats represented by Ken Paskar, to attempt to refute the charges made by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara against Sheldon Silver. Perhaps it […]

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Thurs., Feb. 26 – Wed., March 4  |  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  Lunar New Year celebrations continue in Lower Manhattan! A Chinese Lunar Festival will close Market St. between East Broadway and Division St. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Both Hudson River tunnels will be impacted by maintenance this coming week, causing […]

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A new girls volleyball club team — whose home court is in Battery Park City — won their first regional tournament this past weekend. The Asphalt Green Wave Volleyball Team, which formed last year, beat Sideout Sports from Fairfield, N.J. at an all-day tournament on Sat., Feb. 21 in Peekskill, N.Y. It was the first […]

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Silver Speculation With Shelly Silver out as Assembly speaker and under indictment, there naturally has been some scuttlebutt as to who might run for his Assembly seat if it opens up, but not nearly as much as we would have guessed. Even if Silver beats the rap, he could very well decide not to run […]

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Many thousands came to celebrate the start of Lunar New Year 4713 in Chinatown with lion dragon dancers and at least one vintage car. It’s the Year of the Ram, Sheep or Goat, depending on the how the Chinese word “yang” is interpreted.  F.Y.I., Margaret Chin, Chinatown’s councilmember, is in the ram camp.

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Assemblymember Sheldon Silver has been mostly quiet since he was arrested last month for illegally raking in $4 million according to the U.S. Attorney, but he continues to send one message to the people of Lower Manhattan: I still represent you. That’s essentially what he said in two prepared statements to […]

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