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Jeff Galloway, former longtime Community Board 1 member and Battery Park City resident, has been sentenced to three months in jail and five years probation for tax fraud. In June, Galloway, 61, pleaded guilty to criminal tax fraud in the third degree, which is a felony. He was sentenced on Wed., July 22 in criminal […]

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Man arrested in anti-Muslim attack A homeless man was arrested last week and charged with felony assault for a hate crime that took place last month in Chinatown, police say. Zin McDade, 29, who was arrested Aug. 4, has been charged with two counts of felony assault, one as a hate crime, and aggravated harassment […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Take a hike, TKTS. Put a brick in it, Ticketmaster. Keep your pablum, “Phantom.” For less than what it costs to stand at the back of a Broadway house, you can sit in the air-conditioned comfort of a Downtown theater while watching a FringeNYC performance — and have a decent chance of […]

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  BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Dedicated theatergoers will boast that they sat through epic plays like “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” the unedited “Hamlet” or “Angels in America” — but there is a show running Off-Off Broadway that tasks audiences with a four and a half hour adventure performed in a single afternoon. What’s most […]

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BY PUMA PERL | Sometime in the spring of 2009, a guy named Mike Geffner contacted me through a friend. He had started a poetry venue in the unlikely setting of a Forest Hills vegan restaurant, and invited me to read. He wasn’t a poet. He didn’t even know many poets, so where did he […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Moss has never had much of a chance to grow on the Jefferson Market branch of the New York Public Library. The triangle of land on which it sits has done time as a courthouse, a market, and a women’s prison. For the past 40 years, a city-run community garden has […]

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BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | YOKO ONO: ONE WOMAN SHOW, 1960–1971: This major survey of the early works of Yoko Ono brings together 125 objects, works on paper, installations, performances, audio recordings and films, alongside rarely seen archival materials. The works were made in New York, Tokyo and London: three cities where Ono lived during the first decade of […]

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 ADVERTORIAL  |  Ever strain yourself trying to close a window shade? Rise up on your tiptoes to close that tall blind? Had a window blind that you simply can’t reach without go-go-gadget arms? Unfortunately along with beautiful executive-style homes often come hard-to-access windows that flood these homes with light. While “drenched in light” makes for […]

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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 […]

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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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