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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  | On Tues., May 19, the Museum of Jewish Heritage will premiere a never-before-seen 1945 documentary directed by Alfred Hitchcock. However, unlike a typical film by the master of suspense, this isn’t a psychological thriller that will leave viewers wondering until the mystery is finally unraveled at the last minute. Rather, the […]

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New restaurant Vbar Seaport may be opening May 15 or sooner, Enrico Ciotti, founder of Vbar & Company, told Downtown Express recently. The third restaurant for the group, at 212 Front St., will be open all day. The menu is focused on seafood with a Mediterranean vibe. “We don’t like to rubberstamp” our restaurants, said […]

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(Posted May 7, 2015 and last updated May 13) Taste of Tribeca chefs say mother knows best. Many of them reminisced about the first meal to inspire them and a trend was noted: mom was usually the cook responsible. They learned a lot from mom over the years and now they have chosen to pass […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  It was 40 or 50 small steps for man, and though it won’t be remembered as “a giant leap for mankind,” it did make a little World Trade Center history. Yves Guelat, a Swiss businessman on his way to a meeting at one World Financial Center, ended up being the first to […]

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Stranger slashes woman It turned ugly when a woman ignored a man who tried chatting her up at the Brooklyn Bridge station (J, Z 4,5,6) in the Civic Center on Sat., May 2 at around 6 p.m., police say. The man, who was later described to police as around 35, 5’6” and 165 pounds, tried […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Who you gonna call? Another firehouse. Tribeca’s famed “Ghostbusters” firehouse is going to close soon for renovations. Hollywood probably won’t care about the temporary loss of the setting of its 1984 blockbuster and sequel, but for neighbors, it’ll mean longer emergency response times for quite some time. A firefighter with the […]

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BY SEAN EGAN | “Six Rounds of Vengeance,” the latest offering from “geek theater” company Vampire Cowboys, is set in “Lost Vegas” — a post-apocalyptic spin on the city of sin. The stage is set with the remnants of once lively and bustling attractions and businesses abandoned and falling into disrepair, surrounded by rough-hewn wooden […]

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BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Videogames are sometimes viewed as mindless time-wasters and murder simulators — but games have been a narrative art form for decades. Modern game designers use their work to address social responsibility, give voice to isolated cultures, and generate empathy. Founded in 2004, the Games For Change Festival focuses on this sort […]

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Long-running Exhibition: Pixelated, Sum of its Pieces: Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St. at Hudson Street; (212) 274–0986; cmany.org; Mondays and Wednesdays, Noon–5 pm, Thursdays and Fridays, Noon–6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am–5 pm, Now – Sun, May 3; Free with $11 museum admission. This exhibition brings together emerging and mid-career artists whose […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS   | I woke up last Sept. 4 with a plan. It was the first day of public school in the city, but I knew the chances  my 4-year-old son would be in class somewhere that day were slim to none. Slim was actually overly generous. “You can’t do that,” P.S. 11’s lovable […]

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