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Manhattan Academy of Technology this year won four major middle school sports championships in one season and without losing a single game. The championships went to the girls softball, boys baseball, girls volleyball and track and field teams. In softball, after an undefeated regular season and a tough final eight-matchup game against East Side Community High […]

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BY MIA RUPANI  |   With 50,000 helicopter landings each year at Lower Manhattan’s heliport, Downtown residents have been fed up with the incessant drone of choppers that are catering to tourists. Residents say the rising number of tourist helicopters, which depart from the Downtown Manhattan heliport at Pier 6, located at South and Broad Sts., […]

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Painting caper A thief — pretending to be a building super — got away with a contemporary piece of art worth anywhere between $19,000 and $32,000, police say. On Mon., May 15, at 9:30 a.m., a Fed Ex worker was delivering the painting to 321 Greenwich St. in Tribeca when someone claiming to be the […]

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BY MIA RUPANI  | (Posted June 18, 2015 & updated June 22) Luke, an eighth grade student at Manhattan Academy of Technology has been taking tap dancing lessons for the past eight years.  As a dancer, he was taught that tap dance originated in the old Five Points neighborhood near his school — a seemingly faceless […]

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New York City’s annual Gay Pride March will be Sun., on June 28 at noon. Like previous years, the parade will include a number of organizations, political candidates, activists and celebrities who have all come together to celebrate the lives of L.G.B.T. people and the community. The march starts at 36th St. and Fifth Avenue […]

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Maison Kayser, a French bakery, will open its seventh location in Manhattan at 355 Greenwich St. in Tribeca. The bakery, which was started by Eric Kayser in Paris in 1996, according to its website, will serve freshly baked bread and other French pastry goodies as well as coffee. Maison is opening in the former spot […]

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BY MIA RUPANI   |  For one night only, the museums of Lower Manhattan are opening their doors to the public for free to offer guests an evening surrounded by art, artifacts and interactive design. On June 23 from 4 to 8 p.m., visitors can visit 15 museums and historical sights all within walking distance […]

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Long-running Art time: Nelson A Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700; bpcparks.org; Thursdays, 10:30 am–noon; Free. Young artists are introduced to paper, clay, paint and other supplies.  Art and games: Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City;  bpcparks.org/event;Thursdays, 3:30–5:30 pm,; Free. Create a fun project, make friends and play games. For children 5 years and older.  Arts Island […]

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Few N.Y.C. schools are visiting the 9/11 museum (posted, May 21): I find it bizarre that schools today do not find the time to thoroughly teach about 9/11. I mean, doesn’t it have a little bit of relevance in the world the students live in? Michael Burke Mr. Burke, as the father of a 9/11 […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY  |  Emily Horowitz spends a lot of time with people other professors don’t. Criminals. Domestic violence victims. Domestic violence perps. Sex offenders. Guys convicted of murder.  A teacher of sociology and criminology at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, she introduces her students to the same folks she is meeting in an effort […]

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