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Transit Sam: Week of Sept. 20, 2018

Thurs., Sept. 20–Wed., Sept. 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENDED MONDAY AND TUESDAY FOR SUCCOTH The United Nations General Assembly will have major effects Downtown. President Trump is expected to get to NYC late Sunday and leave Tuesday, closing the northbound FDR Drive after his arrival and southbound on departure day. The FDR is subject to […]

BY LENORE SKENAZY Having arrived in New York as a young adult and not a bouncing bundle of joy, I missed out on what seems to be the crucial forging of a real New Yawker: Playing ringolevio with my friends on a summer night. In fact, I am still not sure how you play ringolevio, […]

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Dates: Thursday, September 13 – Wednesday, September 19  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY FOR YOM KIPPUR   One of Little Italy’s biggest events, the Feast of San Gennaro, opens Thursday and will close Grand and Hester Sts. between Centre and Mott Sts., and Mulberry between Canal and E, Houston Sts. from 11:30 a.m. […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW If you’re like me, Labor Day weekend not only signals the end of summer and start of school but also means getting organized and my books in order. Guess it’s a holdover from my own school days? Rallying the troops… A meeting of the Save Our Seaport (SOS) preservation group on Thursday, […]

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Dates: Thursday, September 6 – Wednesday, September 12  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY AND TUESDAY FOR ROSH HASHANAH   The world remembers 9/11 on Tuesday, and many Lower Manhattan streets including the West Side Highway near the September 11 Memorial will be extremely slow going for the annual ceremony from 6 a.m. to […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Clay Routledge, author of the new book, “Supernatural: Death, Meaning, and the Power of the Invisible World,” was watching his university’s football team play a national championship on television. There were about 20 other friends in the room when a girl of 9 or 10 twirled in. She pointed out that just […]

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Dates: Thursday, August 30 – Wednesday, September 5  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR LABOR DAY  Holland Tunnel Alert Thursday! The Labor Day weekend getaway begins Thursday, when the Giants also end their preseason against the Patriots 7 p.m., adding to the rush hour. The I-495 reconstruction lane closures near the Lincoln Tunnel […]

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Dates: Thursday, August 23 – Wednesday, August 29 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY AUGUST 23rd  FOR EID AL-ADHA  The Jets play the Giants at MetLife Stadium Friday night at 7:30 p.m.  Friday night games cause the most turbulence for rush hour commuters crossing the Hudson River.  This Friday will be even worse with […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Trends are something I wouldn’t say I’m great at predicting. Years ago, when I was passing the Empire State Building, two tourists asked me if I’d take their picture. “Sure,” I said. They proceeded to hand me a phone. “What the heck?” said I. “Oh, you can take pictures with a phone […]

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Dates: Thursday, August 16 – Wednesday, August 22  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY (AUG. 22–23) FOR  IDUL-ADHA (EID AL-ADHA) You’ve probably been hearing about upcoming traffic Armageddon affecting the Lincoln Tunnel and are worrying about its impact in lower Manhattan at the Holland. Transit Sam is here to give you the […]

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