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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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Bring back neighborhood middle schools To The Editor: The extensive article concerning the muddled middle school enrollment process made no mention of the fact that the concept of the neighborhood school has been downgraded (news article, April 9-22, “Parents look for better way to apply to middle schools”). While many parents opt for schools seemingly […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY  |  When Walt Disney was 16 he forged his parents’ signatures and lied about his age so he could join the American Ambulance Corps, which was part of the Red Cross. That’s how he found himself in Europe, just after World War I ended, driving ambulances. He loved it. He said it […]

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BY JEANNINE KIELY    |  Thanks to a long list of parent advocates and elected officials who have led the charge for a new middle school in Greenwich Village since 2007, 75 Morton is scheduled to open in September 2017, in time for students currently enrolled in third grade. With an opening date for the […]

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Thurs., April 23 – Wed., April 29  |  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Slow-going Thursday and Friday nights getting into Lower Manhattan! One New York-bound lane of the Holland Tunnel will close will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday. During the same duration, the New York-bound south tube of the Lincoln Tunnel will also close. Watch for major […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY   | City Hall Park percolated with excitement under a bright sun on a perfect morning as Downtowners — parents and kids — crowded the sidewalk at City Hall Park ready to launch the 2015 season for the Downtown Little League last Saturday. Arriving with their dad before joining their own teams, big […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Speak softly and carry a big stick, Theodore Roosevelt’s famous foreign policy philosophy, might just as well have been Sheldon Silver’s mantra during his two decades as Assembly speaker. The Albany power broker was often inaudible at public events, but his influence was unmistakable as he delivered schools and other much-needed items […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER | TALES OF STAGE 4 CANCER: Equally adept at satire and survival — and no strangers to battling hostile forces from within and without — Chicago-based performers Judy Fabjance and Kelly Beeman make their NYC debut with “Tales of a Stage 4 Cancer.” Sketches, songs and monologues offer a defiantly unsentimental take on […]

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