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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Many a boy and girl plays a backyard ballgame with a sibling, fantasizing about winning a championship if only fate would eventually permit. For two Downtown Little League softball teams though, that’s the reality for not one, but seven sibling sets. The sisterhood of two state championship teams — one comprised […]

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BY ROSA KIM  |  Melissa Carbone never imagined she would grow up to be a software engineer. “I was always telling myself that I had to be good at math and that I wasn’t the kind of person who could code. That kept me away from the field,” she said. “Until I realized that I […]

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  BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Downtown school advocates have been better than the city at forecasting the growing need for schools in recent years, and now there’s a new state law requiring the New York City to adopt some of their methods. The law, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Monday,  requires the city’s School Construction […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON    |  In the coming months, 14 more corridors — including Houston St., the Bowery and Sixth Ave. — will be added to the city’s growing number of so-called “arterial slow zones.” The Department of Transportation announced the second batch of new arterial slow zones on Fri., Aug. 1. The city’s first […]

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Keys given to car thief Police say a parking lot attendant unwittingly aided a car thief who was given the keys to a new $82,000 car just after midnight on Fri., Aug 1. The suspect, Dae Do, 20, claimed to have lost his ticket when he got the car in the early a.m. from Alliance […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  | General Manager Christian De Gré is happy about the large dark cloud hovering over this year’s New York International Fringe Festival. Other than its abbreviation — FringeNYC — there’s nothing small-scale about this 17-day, 18-venue East and West Village marathon of comedy, drama, music, and dance. For the 200 applicants chosen (out […]

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BY MARTIN DENTON  (indietheaternow.com)  |  Twelve years and a few months ago, I said — in public, without thinking much about it — “Nytheatre.com will review every show in the New York International Fringe Festival this year.” I said it because it seemed like a cool idea — one of those Mount Everest-ish sort of […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Lower Manhattan parents have another kindergarten option with the opening of private Pine St. School at 25 Pine Street this September. Pine Street School, which occupies three floors of the Trump Building, will offer preschool through first grade this fall and then launch its middle school next year. Eventually, the […]

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UNIVERSAL PEACE DAY AND PAX CHRISTI METRO NY’s ANNUAL HIROSHIMA/NAGASAKI MEMORIAL Three solemn yet ultimately hopeful events will commemorate the 69th anniversary of the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, by contemplating the destructive power of nuclear weaponry as well as the world’s capacity to peacefully coexist. Pax Christi Metro New York’s annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial […]

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BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  (stephaniebuhmann.com)  |  HERE AND ELSEWHERE In the past decade, contemporary art from across North Africa and the Middle East has increasingly gathered international attention. Some of the most comprehensive and most important recent international exhibitions in Europe — such as Documenta in Kassel (2012) and the La Biennale di Venezia (2013) — […]

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