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BY LENORE SKENAZY Congratulations, you’re going to have a baby! Would you like to know if, 50 years or so down the line, he or she might develop colon cancer? And by the way, the baby may also have a slightly increased risk of Alzheimer’s. Would you like to know about that, too? Oh, and […]

Dates: Thurs., March 23 – Wed., March 29 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Now that Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel tolls have gone up, we’re seeing more traffic divert to the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, affecting Lower Manhattan. If you use the tunnel, you’ll see longer lines for cash payment. That’s because the transaction […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Playboy magazine used to be the illicit thrill that men of all ages hid in their sock drawers. Now it is more like the socks. Even though the magazine recently decided to add naked ladies back into the mix (no nudes, it seems, was bad nudes), it is still hard to get […]

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Dates: Thursday, March 16 – Wednesday, March 22 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES SUSPENDED THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FOR SNOW OPERATIONS The NYC Half Marathon returns Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., bringing 20,000 runners to streets from midtown to the tip of Manhattan, and gridlock to match. This route will close the West Side Highway […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Lion or lamb — any way you look at it, March leaps forward with Daylight Savings Time and we, hopefully, enjoy more daylight hours! Yay Spring! SHAKESPEARE ON SOUTH STREET… Okay, not exactly, but our own local Shakespearean actor, John Holtzman, will be back tending bar on at Fish Market (111 South […]

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It isn’t secret that America loves to send people to prison. We have five percent of the world’s population and 25 percent of its prisoners – which is odd for a “Land of Liberty.” Lately it has become common to attribute our mass incarceration to the war on drugs. The conversation goes like this: “Why […]

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Dates: Thurs., Mar. 9–Wed., Mar. 15 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The demos keep on going strong in Lower Manhattan, with Foley Square as this week’s big destination. Today, Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Solidarity Rally Against Deportation will bring demonstrators to Foley Square, bounded by Worth, Centre, and Lafayette […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY If anyone could lay claim to the excuse, “I’m not fat — I’m big boned,” it’s the Titanosaur on view at the Museum of Natural History. This creature has a thigh bone 8-feet tall. Taller than Shaq! That’s not just a big bone — it’s the biggest bone in the biggest dinosaur […]

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Dates: Thursday, March 2 – Wednesday, March 8 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Demos are back this week in lower Manhattan! Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., women will take over the streets for the “International Women’s Day Strike,” bringing thousands to Washington Square Park. From there, they’ll march, in […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY When you go to the periodontist for oral surgery and all you’re worried about is the potential pain, you may forget to ask whether you will spend the next couple of weeks looking like a chipmunk beaten up by a gang of biker squirrels. Or at least I forgot to ask. So […]

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