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BY ZACH WILLIAMS    |  A little something extra in last month’s city budget speeds up the classroom of the future’s arrival a bit for Lower East Side students. Eight local schools received additional funding for technology purchases, including laptops and interactive whiteboards, plus tables with all the capabilities of an iPad, but bigger and […]

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A Holiday Inn is set to open this summer at 99 Washington St., crossing at Rector St. in the Financial District.  The 50-story building holds nearly 500 rooms and is the tallest Holiday Inn in Manhattan at 467 feet, according to Gregory Marshall, executive project manager at Cava Construction and Development, Inc.  McSam Downtown L.L.C. […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Set largely in a world of murky dusk that’s about to be overtaken by pitch black night, experimental Filipino filmmaker Raya Martin’s self-proclaimed “homage to American Independent Horror” conjures all of the dread, much of the pounding soundtrack and a few potent whiffs of the boogeyman histrionics found in 1978’s “Halloween” […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Gently awoken by parental cooing, Cissy needs little prompting to join her mother in the singing of a favorite nursery rhyme about a blossoming youth, for whom the future holds limitless promise. The only flaw in that plan? The person being coaxed to emerge from the covers is a grown woman […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Themes of social justice and stories of personal growth dominate the narrative and documentary selections in this year’s Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) — which, in its 37th year, can claim the distinction of being one of the nation’s longest-running showcases for independent film and video. Fest delivers deeply personal […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  It’ll be another few months before the public gets to see how much the Howard Hughes Corp. has adjusted its proposed 600-foot tower at the South Street Seaport, but in the meanwhile, the tower has a lot more support than many observers thought. Since the firm unveiled its proposal last fall, the […]

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JADED EYES ARTS COLLECTIVE PRESENTS “THE FOX” Only as old as the year is long, Jaded Eyes Arts Collective puts its founder, Matt Savins, in the position of mysterious (and perhaps dangerous) interloper — when the provocation-minded troupe brings their inaugural production to the Gene Frankel Theater for a limited run. Adapted by Allan Miller […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER    |  Like the noonday sun bearing down on a treat from the Mister Softee truck, time has been melting away the New Ohio Theatre’s Ice Factory Festival — its annual summertime showcase, where emerging and established companies develop their work. Of the six featured Ice Factory productions, three remain. Through July […]

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The Friday before Monday’s Bastille Day saw petanque players, cancan dancers and guillotine “victims” all kicking it, in one way or another, at Tribeca’s Cercle Rouge, on Broadway at N. Moore St.

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This fisherman pulled in a two-foot dogfish shark last week at the southern end of Battery Park City.  The state’s Dept. of Environmental Conservation says the neighborhood is one of the prime spots to catch the sharks, which Brits love as the fish part of their fish and chips, but it also says they are […]

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