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L.E.S. leader Modica honored in street co-naming

BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  For 34 years, Frank Modica served as director for Hamilton-Madison House, a non-profit settlement house, now more than 100 years old, dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals and families primarily in the Chinatown and Two Bridges neighborhoods. Modica died in 2013 at age 81. Immediately after his funeral, […]

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |   Revolution Books needs your help. The bookstore, which has been located at 146 W. 26 St. between Sixth and Seventh Aves. since 2008, has lost its lease and is looking to raise $150,000 for a new spot, explained C. Clark Kissinger, the store’s manager. When the bookstore’s five-year lease […]

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Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess This oversized wooden sculpture that recently appeared in a Tribeca Park was getting some looks, and giving some back.

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Thurs., May 21 – Wed., May 27 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR MEMORIAL DAY May the get-away games begin!  With Memorial Day weekend fast approaching, brace for heavier traffic than we’ve seen in the past few years. Traffic is up at all bridges and tunnels and at airports. No need to fear, […]

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Star & hard work Comedian Billy Crystal joked about smoking pot and sleeping late (hey, so did at least two presidents) when he was at community college on Long Island several decades ago, but he also got serious at B.M.C.C.’s annual gala last week. Crystal then got serious saying it was at community college that […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  | For at least a decade or two, there hasn’t been much reason to hope the South Street Seaport’s New Market Building would be preserved, but the city likely began hammering the final nails in the building’s coffin last week. “It was just an iconic view with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background and […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  “The kids were blown away.” That is how Robert Sandler, a teacher at Stuyvesant High School, described his class’ recent visit to the 9/11 Museum. Sandler teaches a senior elective New York City History and took his class to the museum for the first time. “I thought it was incredibly […]

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BY TRAV S.D. | The theatre is Lucy Van Pelt and her football; I am Charlie Brown. I keep getting sweet-talked back, but it’s really just a trick, and this is what inevitably happens: I went to see “39 Steps” on assignment for this publication. The next day, I voluntarily opted not to write the review […]

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BY NORMAN BORDEN | South African photographer Pieter Hugo’s newest book, unlike his others, is intensely personal. “Kin” is about family and about country and Hugo’s relationship with both. Photographed over the last eight years, Hugo calls this collection of color portraits, still lifes, cityscapes, and landscapes “an engagement with the failure of the South […]

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IDEAS CITY Riffing on “The Invisible City” as its theme, this installment of the New Museum’s annual three-day event will explore transparency, surveillance, citizenship, suppression, participation, dissent, and expression — all within the context of how we strive to be a part of, disappear into, or define the ever-evolving urban centers we choose to call […]

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