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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Two Battery Park City soccer teams — the girls team of I.S. 276 and the boys team of I.S. 289  — both won this year’s N.Y.C Middle School Soccer Championship on Sunday. It was exciting.” said Leyna Madison, I.S. 289’s after-school director for Manhattan Youth, which runs both schools’ soccer […]

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New York certainly isn’t all it used to be — but what (or who) is these days? Lypsinka comes to mind. After an absence of nine long years, John Epperson’s masterful melting pot of gender illusion, golden age Hollywood glam, highly skilled lip-synching and diva deification is back on the East Village boards. In repertory […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  He wasn’t the first person to pilot a Mississippi riverboat, go west, travel abroad, lose fortunes, give lectures or loathe Congress — but under the pen name of Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clemens wrote about all of that, and more, in a manner that’s been greatly admired, widely copied and rarely […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  A product of steady hands and a keen eye for the built environment’s capacity to both amaze and overwhelm, Erin Wilson’s “Color Stories” has a backstory familiar to anyone whose residency is tied to their destiny. “It wasn’t my specific goal to live in and make quilts about the city,” says the […]

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BY DAVID NOH  |  It’s incredible, but Lypsinka, that whirling dervish of illusion and the highest imaginable camp — whom I consider as essential a New York figure as the Statue of Liberty — hasn’t been on a local stage in nine years. This has been happily remedied with “Lypsinka! The Trilogy,” running through January […]

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BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  (stephaniebuhmann.com) LISA BRESLOW:  PAINTINGS AND PRINTS The paintings and works on paper by New York-based Lisa Breslow reflect the artist’s ambition to discover contemplative places in her everyday urban home environment. In this exhibition of strictly new work, Breslow continues to explore New York in its calmest state, during off-hours on the […]

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BY SEAN EGAN  |  Just like it’s namesake monster, it appears the vampire flick can’t be killed. Reaching market saturation seems impossible for these movies, so major studios and indie auteurs alike continue to pump out new vampiric variations at a steady clip. This is usually achieved by appending (increasingly strange) subgenre labels to the […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC    |  Residents at 313 Church St. will not have to share — at least for now — their building entrance with V.I.P. clients for the speakeasy, Bandit’s Roost, which resides in the basement. Bandit’s Roost is connected to the Church Street Tavern, a new restaurant that is situated on the […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Addressing the hazards of commercial trucking on Canal St. requires more than a 25-mile-per-hour speed limit, according to Councilmember Margaret Chin. The city Department of Transportation should study how designating that street and other major thoroughfares as trucking routes affects pedestrian, cyclist and driver safety, asserted Chin, who will introduce a […]

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Highly anticipated Pier A Harbor House opened its doors and its outside plaza on Fri., Nov. 14. The first floor, named “Mix,” features a bar that is dubbed “The Long Hall” as well as an oyster bar. Diners on the pier at the west end of Battery Park  can enjoy views of the Hudson River […]

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