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Long-running Art time: Nelson A Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700; bpcparks.org; Thursdays, 10:30 am-noon; Free. Young artists are introduced to paper, clay, paint and other supplies.  Art and games: Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City; bpcparks.org/event; Thursdays, 3:30–5:30 pm; Free. Create a fun project, make friends and play games. For children 5 years and older.  […]

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BY ANDY HUMM    |  Artist Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt was a street kid who arrived in New York in May 1966 and participated in the Stonewall Rebellion. But he was also someone who frequented the bar itself, which opened in 1967. And while he concedes it was a dive bar, he loved it because it was […]

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Notes from a leader To The Editor: Re “Odd Politics” (UnderCover June 4 – 17): I apologize to the editors for not getting back in a timely manner with comments on my race for Democratic district leader in the 66th Assembly district, Part B. A Democratic district leader is a nonpaying Democratic Party position. That […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY  |  To me, “old New York” is the city I moved to in 1981. Back then, the subway cars were so covered with graffiti, you couldn’t see out the windows. You always added a 20-minute cushion to your commute, just in case. And Times Square… Well, I’m getting off track. My point […]

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BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM  |  When we moved to Tribeca more than a dozen years ago we noticed that there was a well-regarded public school — P.S. 234 — across the street. At the time we weren’t even married and kids shimmered like a mirage on a far-off horizon, so the whimsical looking red brick building […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS   |  Advocates want to restore $65 million in cuts to public libraries made since 2008 as city councilmembers negotiate the city’s budget this summer. They have enlisted residents to write reams of support letters. But where the written word reaches its limits, they have another tool in their lobbying arsenal in […]

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Thurs. June 18 – Wed., June 24 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 21! If you are travelling into Lower Manhattan to be with dad, be prepared for delays — the Manhattan-bound Brooklyn Bridge will be closed all weekend. Beginning midnight on Fri., June 19 through 6 a.m. Mon., June 22, all Manhattan-bound lanes […]

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From extreme pogo to a pentathlon, Saturday’s inaugural Hudson River Park Games filled the Lower West Side waterfront park’s piers, waters and even its airspace, with a day of feel-good competition and games. Goldman Sachs won the coveted Hudson River Park Cup, taking first place among 20 New York companies and community groups. Presented by […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC |  Lower Manhattan residents gathered Monday in front of the Frank Gehry building to remember and honor Mike Rogalle, a beloved U.P.S. worker who was fatally struck by a car three years ago. Over 80 residents from 140 and 145 Nassau St. donated money for a tree to pay homage to […]

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The Major’s division of Downtown Little League softball had two exciting playoff games last weekend. In the first playoff game, the third place Cavaliers defeated the second place Red Storm 7 to 4.  The Cavaliers started strongly with Grace Kirwin doubling and Chase Behar driving in a run to give the upstart Cavaliers a 2 to […]

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