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BY LENORE SKENAZY Four months after Lenora Chu and her family arrived in Shanghai from the United States in 2010, Shanghai high-schoolers scored tops in the world in math, reading, and science. America landed somewhere in the middle of the pack of about 70 countries. As a mom, a reporter, and the American-born child of […]

Dates: Thursday, October 12 – Wednesday, October 18 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FOR JEWISH HOLIDAYS How about dem Jets!  Who would’ve thought that after five games they’d be in first place squaring off against their nemesis, the New England Patriots?  The winner will take sole possession of first place and […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Lovely evenings for in store for sitting outside with friends and family at a café or on a pier. And clear, blue skies by day. Enjoy! BRING ON THE LIGHT… The 30th-annual Deepavali Festival took over Water Street at Fulton on Sunday, Oct. 1, and what a great time everyone had. Deepavali, […]

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Thurs., Oct. 5–Wed., Oct. 11 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY, FRIDAY & MONDAY FOR SUCCOTH AND COLUMBUS DAY Some are now worrying about the “Fall of Hell” as a result of a devastating highway ramp fire in NJ that has caused lasting traffic headaches for Downtown. The westbound Route 139 ramp, just past […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY  When Emma Johnson was growing up, she was certain of one thing: She would never be a single mom. After all, she’d been raised by one. And while she appreciates her mom’s hard work and how it paid off — “My brothers are really good guys, we all turned out okay.” — […]

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Dates: Thursday, September 28 – Wednesday, October 4 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED SATURDAY FOR YOM KIPPUR. With two presidential visits in a week now behind us, Lower Manhattan can take a deep breath. Nonetheless, the usual football and festivals, as well as Yom Kippur, will mean some traffic turbulence. Here’s what to expect […]

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Dates: Thurs., Sept. 21 – Wed., Sept. 27 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FOR ROSH HASHANAH POTUS alert! President Trump will leave town on Thursday, but not for long.  Thursday afternoon he hits the road, and to Downtowners that road is the FDR.   He departs via the Wall Street Heliport […]

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Dates: Thursday, September 14 – Wednesday, September 20 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Brace yourselves, lower Manhattan! Between POTUS’s arrival in town on Sunday and the first Monday night football game of the year, on top of various street festivals and fairs, we’re looking at a tough traffic week ahead. President […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY It all began when a neighbor of filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy sent a text asking if she could borrow some organic milk. Kennedy texted back, “You can borrow some milk, but I don’t have organic.” The friend politely declined, which set Kennedy to thinking. His family drank conventional milk. Did that make […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  Crisp nights. Kids in school. Fall’s around the corner though lately it feels as if it’s already here. Time to break out the wool? WATERFRONT WRITER… For more than 40 years, journalist, author, and poet Patricia Ryan has gazed out of her Southbridge Towers apartment at the Brooklyn Bridge and South Street […]

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