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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Downtown K-8 principals are warning that they could soon get squeezed at both ends as they look for space for kindergarten and sixth grade students in the same building. Terri Ruyter, principal of P.S./I.S. 276, said at Assemblymember Sheldon Silver’s Overcrowding School Task Force meeting Wed., Apr. 15 that kindergarten […]

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BY JUDITH MAHONEY PASTERNAK  |  The legendary Judith Malina, co-founder of the Living Theatre, died April 10 at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey. She was 88. Diminutive in stature, immense in her influence, a passionately committed pacifist and anarchist who respected no rules, but cherished everything and everyone human, Malina spent […]

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Google “America’s Worst Mom” and you’ll quickly learn that Lenore Skenazy once let her 9-year-old son ride the subway alone. The columnist and reality show host got that title after writing about her boy’s remarkable experience safely getting from point A to point B without an adult by his side.  But not everyone thought this was a […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Residents on Duane St. in Tribeca are fed up with a neighbor they say is attracting pigeons and their droppings. At 173 Duane St., a resident on the fifth floor is reportedly feeding pigeons — they are going back and forth from her apartment — incensing residents at 171 Duane […]

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Cabbie dies after accident A taxi driver went into cardiac arrest and rammed into a city tour bus in Tribeca Sunday before dying, police say. Harry Laventure, 68 and from Brooklyn, was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The accident happened at around 11 a.m. at Church […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Billie Andersson has tried everything and everyone — foundations, corporations, and government agencies — to get enough money together to put on “Romeo and Juliet” at Castle Clinton this summer. Andersson, artistic director for the new company and non-profit Shakespeare Downtown, is now trying a crowd-funding site, Indiegogo (Shakespeare Downtown at […]

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BY SEAN EGAN | Making a science fiction film — well, a really good science fiction film — is not easy, and doesn’t happen often. It requires the creation of a new world with new rules, the burden of spectacle, and bringing engaging characters and an exciting plot to life. The best sci-fi flicks make […]

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BY RANIA RICHARDSON | The Angulos, a large, good-looking family living in extreme conditions, would certainly make for entertaining reality TV. One is left with so many questions after viewing “The Wolfpack,” it’s hard to believe that no broadcaster is considering this. How can we see more? How can we know more about this odd […]

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BY SEAN EGAN | An open secret, well-known amongst aficionados, the kayfabe nature of professional wrestling is integral to its appeal. As a pre-planned, written and rehearsed spectacle, it’s quite unlike anything else out there — mixing convoluted soapy plots, over-the-top characters and the raw (pun intended) appeal of the heightened levels of athletic prowess […]

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BY PUMA PERL | “King Jack,” the debut of writer and director Felix Thompson, takes place in the sort of depressed, rural town that nobody escapes. Everybody drinks, everybody smokes, few families are intact, and there is nothing to do. People barge into one another’s houses and lives. Violence is prevalent, even expected. The lives […]

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