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BY SUSAN SHAPIRO    |  The following is an excerpt from Susan Shapiro’s new novel, “What’s Never Said,” published by Greenwich Village’s Heliotrope, officially coming out Aug. 3. Setup: In February 1981, in Greenwich Village, Lila Lerner, an innocent graduate N.Y.U. student from a Jewish Wisconsin family, is upset when the professor she adores ignores her […]

BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM  |   One of the things you learn when you become a parent is that you’ve taken on a responsibility for life. You can never truly get a vacation from your role as a mom or dad…but my husband and I aren’t above trying. This summer Jay had a large chunk of […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY |  New Yorkers have always had their own slang. We all know that “coffee regular” means coffee with milk and sugar. A “straphanger” is a subway rider (though, come to think of it, maybe it’s a bus rider, too). And fugheddaboudit is a single word. But we are clearly overdue for an […]

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With commercial rent increases all over Manhattan, people are seeing so many of these signs lately. This one was at the former Imperial Coffee Shop at Church and Chambers Sts. in Lower Manhattan.

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Thurs., July 30 – Wed., Aug. 5 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Major weekend street closures ahead! The D.O.T.’s Summer Streets program will close Centre St. between the Brooklyn Bridge and Foley Square, Lafayette St. between Foley Square and Astor Pl., and Union Square East between 15th and 17th Sts. as […]

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Al Capone  & the Seaport What do Al Capone and Geraldo Rivera have to do with the Tin and New Market buildings? No, this isn’t the start to a bad joke, but rather what led to a moment of levity in a discussion that is anything but. Rich Cote, of the city’s Economic Development Corporation, […]

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Security is tight at One World Trade Center, but we trust no one is too worried about this shark spotted recently in Tribeca.

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |   It has been almost 14 years since Sept. 11, eight years since Community Board 1 approved a design, nine months since it championed a “simplified” plan and now it’ll be another two years for the plaza area to be complete at Peck Slip, between South and Water Sts. If construction […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  Last Friday, Paul the Pigeon Man was stoic. Larry the Birdman was bereft. They missed seeing their friends in Washington Square Park. If it seems there are a lot less pigeons in Washington Square Park, it’s because there are. Earlier last week, on Tuesday afternoon, birdnappers were reportedly out in force on […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  The new park at the former “St. Vincent’s Triangle” — at Seventh Ave. South, Greenwich Ave. and W. 12th St. — is rapidly nearing completion. It will include a lawn, wooden benches, movable tables and chairs and “interactive water jets” for kids to play in. The site will also eventually […]

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