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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20 NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH 175 North End Ave, 212-790-3499, nypl.org/locations/battery-park-city     Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers: Enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Limited to 25 babies and their caregivers; first-come first-served. Ages 0-18 months | Free |11:30 a.m. EVERY THURSDAY […]

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Failed bank robbery in Tribeca It is like a scene from a movie: a man walks into a bank, hands the teller a note demanding money and he walks out with the loot. In the real scenario that happened at the Valley National Bank in Tribeca last week, there was a twist — the would-be […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Through podcasts, social media, LinkedIn discussion groups and networking events, Pen Parentis offers resources to help writers stay prolific once they’ve procreated — with an emphasis on excelling at both authorship and parenting, without succumbing to either labor of love. The November installment of their monthly Literary Salon goes even further […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER   |  Long after the High Line had proven itself as a draw, Chelsea-based artist Ellen Bradshaw (no fan of crowds) had yet to climb its stairs. Then her friend Ethel Schlesinger urged a visit — asserting, recalls Bradshaw, “that the High Line would inspire a powerful, unique way of seeing our […]

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THE WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS A CELEBRATION OF SOUND: MUSIC FOR PIANO & STRING ENSEMBLE Far ahead of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday curve, The Washington Square Music Festival has already gone shopping for the music lovers on its list — in the form of a pre-holiday gift that money can’t buy. Their free, […]

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BY TRAV S.D. (travsd.wordpress.com) |  Few works of fiction inspire so broad a range of extreme reactions as that Greatest of American Novels, Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick, Or, The Whale.” To some, it is the finest work of literature this nation ever produced, a pioneering modernist masterpiece that encompasses everything from metaphysics to how to strip and […]

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Stormy weather thoughts To The Editor: Re “2 years after Sandy, who will get shelter from the storm? Only some Downtown” (DowntownExpress.com, Oct. 29, 2014): What is being planned will help, but it won’t solve the long-term problems of climate change and storm surges. The problem keeps getting worse. Congress refuses to deal with the problem. The […]

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The Ebola virus has not hit the U.S. hard, but it has caused a scare among politicians and some members of the public, so it naturally was a popular theme at this year’s Halloween Parade which once again began at Canal St.

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS    |  Lower East Side butcher Dionisio Silva has a big trip to look forward to once he exits the hospital. The Essex St. Market regular has received more than $5,000 in donations since Sept. 17 to fund his first trip in three decades to his native Brazil, as well as offset […]

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Thurs., Nov. 6 – Wed., Nov. 12 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED TUESDAY FOR VETERANS DAY Happy Veteran’s Day! I salute all of our courageous veterans. To honor the day, the Veteran’s Day Festival will close Broadway between Liberty St. and Battery Pl. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tues., Nov. 11. The Veteran’s Day Parade in Midtown […]

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