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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” AT MERCHANT’S HOUSE MUSEUM Performed in a house known for being visited by considerably more than three ghosts, this Summoners Ensemble production of “A Christmas Carol” is faithful to Charles Dickens’ vision of how his 1843 novella should be presented to live audiences. Based on the author’s own […]

BY MAX BURBANK  (maxburbank.wordpress.com)  |  It’s been 50 years since Rankin/Bass gave the world “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Like the song says, he “went down in history” along with Clarice and Hermey and Yukon Cornelius and that one really tall elf with the glasses. But what happened to them after that? Where are they now? […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  For Tribeca resident Jessica Contrastano and her son Leo, a fifth grader at P.S. 41, the middle school application process began this summer. Together, they went online to Inside Schools, a website affiliated with the New School, to look at videos of schools and check out the test scores of […]

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Frustrated, but not angry To The Editor: Re “C.B. 1 angered by Battery Park City Authority” (news brief, Dec. 4 – Dec. 17):  At the monthly meeting of Community Board 1’s  B.P.C. Committee earlier this month, we heard a presentation form Tom Berton who operates the Shearwater sailing boat in the North Cove Marina. He came to us because he is concerned […]

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Thurs. Dec.18 – Wed., Dec. 24  |  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  |  Happy holidays to all my readers! The roads are decked with major gridlock: the city announced official Gridlock Alert Days for Thursday and Friday. Traffic volumes will be higher all over the city, especially at crossings in Lower Manhattan, including the […]

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LOST IN BATTERY PARK CITY We’re not sure if this is petty, snarky, beside the point, or could it be what writers always look for: the telling detail. You decide. Before the now infamous Battery Park City board of directors meeting Dec. 4 when the board left the fate of North Cove Marina and its […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS and DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Michael Fortenbaugh, North Cove’s commodore for the last two decades, will have to turn over his keys to the Battery Park City marina by Dec. 31, and it looks like his youth and adult sailing programs will not be able to return this season. The Battery Park […]

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Southbridge senior wards off rape attempt A female resident was sexually assaulted and robbed in a stairway at 80 Beekman St. in Southbridge Towers on Thurs., Dec. 4, a little bit before 1 p.m., according to police. The 81-year-old woman told police she and the suspect got into the elevator on the ground floor of […]

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BY JODI PERL-ODELL   |  When Sadie Grace Perl walked down Ludlow St., people couldn’t help but feel happy. Maybe it was the sashay in her walk or the never-ending grin plastered across her furry face, but she made friends everywhere she went while she was living in the Lower East Side. Local 138, Ludlow […]

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Protests against police violence after officers in New York, Ferguson, Mo. and elsewhere were able to avoid trials in killings of unarmed civilians. Young children have joined many of the demonstrations including these at a protest at Foley Square Dec. 4, above, and Grand Central Station, Dec. 6, right.

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