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BY SCOTT STIFFLER    |  TENDER BUTTONS: OBJECTS ROOMS FOOD  Virtually impenetrable if taken literally — but quite possibly sublime if you can abandon the impulse to nail down a specific message — “Tender Buttons” has been inspiring raves (and rants!) ever since Gertrude Stein answered publisher Donald Evans’ request for a play with this “beautiful […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Whether you’re the kind of person who rails against change, stands on the sidelines in passive acceptance, or welcomes it with pom poms and a cheer, one thing’s for sure: New York is not the town it used to be — but at least 14th Street has managed to retain some […]

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BY MARTIN DENTON  |  The family I grew up in was the iconic nuclear kind: a father, a mother, two kids, living in the suburbs in a nice house. Whatever dangers lay beyond the doors of our house were faced together. Inside the doors was always and only safety, security, and certainty. In “Warm Enough […]

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  THE ONE LP PROJECT  |  From Graham Nash beaming with pride at the “Sgt. Pepper’s” album to Al Jarreau giving Les Double Six a thumbs up, to Johnny Marr paying Iggy and the Stooges’ “Raw Power” some somber respect: The One LP Project reminds us that those we have on heavy rotation started out […]

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BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  (stephaniebuhmann.com)  |  DRAWN TO LANGUAGE  On view in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery, this exhibition brings together both emerging and established mid-career artists, such as Ed Ruscha, Jenny Holzer and Jack Pierson, whose works employ language as a structural and at times philosophical source of inspiration. Here, letters, words or phrases are […]

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BY LAUREN PRICE  |  Manhattan real estate remains hot and is increasingly exclusive. That’s the message from Corcoran’s second quarter 2014 report. The average price for resale co-ops, resale condos and new developments increased 20 percent over last year, up to $1.697 million. That number topped the first quarter and sets a new record high […]

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First there were 679. Then there were 50. Now there are five. Soon there will be one. After over two years, the Battery Conservancy will crown its new chair that will be placed in Battery Park’s Oval, currently under construction. A call for chair designs rang out on July 31, 2012, and creators from 15 […]

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Thurs., Sept. 25 – Wed., Oct. 1 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FOR ROSH HASHANAH President Obama leaves town Thursday, but the U.N. General Assembly continues on and will have some impacts on Lower Manhattan traffic. There will be domino traffic as drivers avoid the Queens-Midtown Tunnel and opt for the Williamsburg Bridge adding traffic to Delancey St. For […]

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Divisive & Disruptive It turns out Maggie Siena, Peck Slip School’s principal, who has been the most concerned about dividing the large rooms in the school’s temporary spot in the Dept. of Education’s Tweed headquarters had every reason to be worried. Lower Manhattan school advocate Paul Hovitz, who has been the most bullish about dividing […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  “This is what happens when you take so long to build something,” John Fratta told Lawrence Mauro last week, drawing knowing laughter in the room. Perhaps it was gallows humor — they were after all talking about the South Street Seaport Historic District, namely the plaza area at Peck Slip between […]

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