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Star & hard work Comedian Billy Crystal joked about smoking pot and sleeping late (hey, so did at least two presidents) when he was at community college on Long Island several decades ago, but he also got serious at B.M.C.C.’s annual gala last week. Crystal then got serious saying it was at community college that […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  “The kids were blown away.” That is how Robert Sandler, a teacher at Stuyvesant High School, described his class’ recent visit to the 9/11 Museum. Sandler teaches a senior elective New York City History and took his class to the museum for the first time. “I thought it was incredibly […]

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BY TRAV S.D. | The theatre is Lucy Van Pelt and her football; I am Charlie Brown. I keep getting sweet-talked back, but it’s really just a trick, and this is what inevitably happens: I went to see “39 Steps” on assignment for this publication. The next day, I voluntarily opted not to write the review […]

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BY NORMAN BORDEN | South African photographer Pieter Hugo’s newest book, unlike his others, is intensely personal. “Kin” is about family and about country and Hugo’s relationship with both. Photographed over the last eight years, Hugo calls this collection of color portraits, still lifes, cityscapes, and landscapes “an engagement with the failure of the South […]

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IDEAS CITY Riffing on “The Invisible City” as its theme, this installment of the New Museum’s annual three-day event will explore transparency, surveillance, citizenship, suppression, participation, dissent, and expression — all within the context of how we strive to be a part of, disappear into, or define the ever-evolving urban centers we choose to call […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  | For at least a decade or two, there hasn’t been much reason to hope the South Street Seaport’s New Market Building would be preserved, but the city likely began hammering the final nails in the building’s coffin last week. “It was just an iconic view with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background and […]

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BY SARA HENDRICKSON  |  At a public meeting on Mon., May 11, at the L.G.B.T. Center to “unveil” the Village’s new middle school at 75 Morton St., the crowd of 150 people had a few anxious questions, but most of all, the mood was gleeful celebration that the school would finally open its doors in […]

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BY MIA RUPANI  |  With summer quickly approaching, activity at Piers 25 and 26 in Tribeca near N. Moore St. is picking up. The piers are part of Hudson River Park, which extends from 59th St. south to Battery Park City. Hudson River Park  (hudsonriverpark.org) has a plethora of activities planned throughout the summer for […]

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It is time for another jam-packed season at Governors Island, which will opens on Sat., May 23. There will be favorites returning and new programming on the island, which will be open until September 27. The Billion Oyster Project will exhibit its work to restore a billion oysters to the New York Harbor. Just in […]

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Harassers & thieves on Stone St. A good Samaritan tried to stop two men from harassing a woman and ended up having his iPhone stolen. On Tues., May 12, at around 5 p.m., a 27-year-old saw two men bothering a woman at the corner of Broad and Stone Sts. in the Financial District and told them […]

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