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Transit Sam: Week of May 18, 2017

Dates: Thurs., May 18–Wed., May 24 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Special Alert: Financial District streets shut down during Thursday’s afternoon rush hour! The American Heart Association Wall Street Run, will kick off a busy week for streets in Downtown Manhattan. Streets will start closing around 5 pm as runners mass on […]

Dates: Thursday, May 11 – Wednesday, May 17 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Mother’s Day is Sunday, which means kids, spouses, and others will be out on the town for the day. There’s always much more traffic on Mother’s Day than on Father’s Day, because while moms often cook for dads, […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY When you think about Native Americans and fashion, your first thought might be “beads.” (Well, at least mine was). Wait, no — feathers! No — buckskin with fringe! What’s more Native American than buckskin pants worn by some high-cheeked hunter about to shoot a deer? Well how about a Louis Vuitton arrow […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Sails are being hoisted. Grass is being mowed. And everyone is making Memorial Day weekend plans to kick off summer. Yippee! FIFTY YEARS OF FUN… And more to come! The South Street Seaport Museum kicked off a year of festivities celebrating 50th birthday on Saturday, April 29, with a tribute to its […]

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Dates: Thurs., May 4–Wed., May 10 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK POTUS alert! Today, Thursday, President Trump will arrive mid-afternoon in the Big Apple at the Wall Street Heliport. Via the FDR, he’ll go straight to midtown, shutting down the FDR all the way to 63rd Street, and will remain there until […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Charming, handsome, and homeless, the 25-year-old we’ll call Bruce and I were eating dinner at the small Manhattan shelter where I volunteer once a month. We were both enjoying the pasta provided by another volunteer, but only one of us was drinking a $3 bottle of water. “What?” I exclaimed when Bruce […]

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Dates: Thursday, April 20 – Wednesday, May 3 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Special alert! Trump will make his first presidential visit to New York Thursday, May 4th,  at the Intrepid, on 46th Street and West Side Highway. As of now, I hear the event will be during the evening, starting […]

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Dates: Thurs., April 20–Wed., April 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Gridlock alert! Saturday is Earth Day, and in celebration, Broadway, between 17th and 47th Streets will go Car Free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Because of diversions, lower Fifth and Park Avenues, as well as 14th Street will be jammed […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Every day after school, and all day on weekends, kids run outside … to get to their soccer league, or ballet lesson, or origami boot camp. It’s all good, but here’s what it isn’t. Play. Playing is something else entirely, a chance for kids to make up games, run around, paint a […]

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Dates: Thursday, April 13 – Wednesday, April 19 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES SUSPENDED THURSDAY, FRIDAY, MONDAY, AND TUESDAY Hold on to those ASP parking spaces, because unless you live on the rare street with Saturday street cleaning, you’ve got a space through Wednesday, with ASP suspended for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Monday and Tuesday […]

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