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THE WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL What our city lacks in a crystal clear view of every star in the sky, it more than makes up for in the sensory stimulation offered by the Washington Square Music Festival. The free, eclectic, daylight-to-dusk-to-dark outdoor series — which has already given us two Lutz Rath-conducted Festival Chamber Orchestra […]

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BY JIM MELLOAN | Johnny Rivers’ career was in high gear 50 years ago. On the July 3, 1965 Billboard Hot 100, his “Seventh Son” hit No. 7 — which was, fittingly, its peak (and where it remained for three weeks). He had hit it big the previous year with his versions of Chuck Berry’s “Memphis” […]

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BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | In decades past, geek media like comic books and video games would avoid direct mention of LGBT themes. This was because geek media was often seen as childish, while LGBT representation was viewed as inherently sexual and unsuitable for kids. In recent years, a new generation of gay and transgender creators […]

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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.  […]

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BY ANDY HUMM    |  Artist Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt was a street kid who arrived in New York in May 1966 and participated in the Stonewall Rebellion. But he was also someone who frequented the bar itself, which opened in 1967. And while he concedes it was a dive bar, he loved it because it was […]

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Notes from a leader To The Editor: Re “Odd Politics” (UnderCover June 4 – 17): I apologize to the editors for not getting back in a timely manner with comments on my race for Democratic district leader in the 66th Assembly district, Part B. A Democratic district leader is a nonpaying Democratic Party position. That […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY  |  To me, “old New York” is the city I moved to in 1981. Back then, the subway cars were so covered with graffiti, you couldn’t see out the windows. You always added a 20-minute cushion to your commute, just in case. And Times Square… Well, I’m getting off track. My point […]

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BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM  |  When we moved to Tribeca more than a dozen years ago we noticed that there was a well-regarded public school — P.S. 234 — across the street. At the time we weren’t even married and kids shimmered like a mirage on a far-off horizon, so the whimsical looking red brick building […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS   |  Advocates want to restore $65 million in cuts to public libraries made since 2008 as city councilmembers negotiate the city’s budget this summer. They have enlisted residents to write reams of support letters. But where the written word reaches its limits, they have another tool in their lobbying arsenal in […]

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Thurs. June 18 – Wed., June 24 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 21! If you are travelling into Lower Manhattan to be with dad, be prepared for delays — the Manhattan-bound Brooklyn Bridge will be closed all weekend. Beginning midnight on Fri., June 19 through 6 a.m. Mon., June 22, all Manhattan-bound lanes […]

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