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Transit Sam: Week of Feb. 16, 2017

Dates: Thursday, February 16 – Wednesday, February 22 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR PRESIDENT’S DAY Monday, President’s Day, is a Summons Alert Day! ASP rules will be suspended, but don’t be fooled: all other rules, such as meters, remain in effect. People often forget this and, consequently, summonses abound. As a rule of thumb, […]

BY JANEL BLADOW Walking home one night recently, I was reminded why I love my neighborhood. Yellow light shimmered from the old street lamps, making me feel a sense of history. It was magical and beautifully quiet … until the choppers over the Brooklyn Bridge and sirens along Pearl Street announced the arrival of El […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY It seems like arguing — screaming, shouting or at the very least, extreme eye-rolling — is right up there with eating breakfast these days. Wake up, brush your teeth, glance at the latest news and … explode! Jeanne Johnson was sick of it. Johnson is a mom of two in Ridgewood, New […]

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Dates: Thurs., Feb. 9–Wed., Feb. 15 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES SUSPENDED THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY FOR SNOW & MONDAY FOR LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY Special ASP alert! ASP rules will be suspended Thursday (today) through Saturday for snow-removal operations. And remember, Lincoln’s Birthday will be observed Monday, which means ASP rules will be suspended. But this is one […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Ever wonder where our obsession with child predators began? The answer just might be at the movies. And “M” is the picture that started it all. What a creepy film. It opens with a mother puttering around the kitchen, waiting for her daughter to come home from school. We see the clock […]

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Dates: Thursday, February 2 – Wednesday, February 8 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK If this past few weeks have taught us anything, it’s that demonstrations will happen on the regular for a long time to come, bringing unprecedented numbers together in a flash. Follow me on Twitter @GridlockSam for the latest. […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY The shower is where America does it — in private, with no one judging, just because it feels good. I’m talking about singing, of course, that once-universal pastime that uplifts the soul, re-boots the body, and doesn’t demand a monthly fee. So why aren’t we singing all the time? In “La La […]

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Dates: Thurs., Jan. 26–Wed., Feb. 1 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED SATURDAY FOR ASIAN LUNAR NEW YEAR Asian Lunar New Year festivities begin again this week, leaving Lower Manhattan packed with lion-dancers and spectators, alike. In the West Village, Fashion Week preparations begin. New Year events kick off this weekend with the Chinese New […]

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Dates: Thursday, January 19 – Wednesday, January 25 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The Inauguration is Friday and New Yorkers are responding with demos from Thursday through Saturday. On Thursday, demonstrators will gather outside Goldman Sachs on West St. between Vesey and Murray Sts. all day Thursday until midnight Friday. […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Remember the bad old days when a rape victim would show up in court and the defense attorney would say, “Why was her skirt so short?” As if the woman caused her own rape. Only gradually did it dawn on us what was really going on: We were blaming the victim.  Basically, […]

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