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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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BY JANEL BLADOW TOWER TALKS… As reported in Downtown Express (“Let’s make a deal! HHC pitches community amenities in bid for local support for Water Street tower”), Howard Hughes Corp. made an appearance at the Community Board 1 Executive Committee meeting last month to talk about plans for 250 Water St., the block-sized parking lot […]

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Dates: Thurs., Aug. 9–Wed., Aug. 15 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY FOR FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION The Summer Streets program rolls back Downtown on Saturday with all of Lafayette St. closed to cars from 6 a.m. to about 1:30 p.m. The Brooklyn Bridge’s Centre St. exit will be closed as well. The bridge […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Mr. Rogers was the host of a half hour of calm for kids from 1968 until 2001. On other kid’s shows you could find flying squirrels, falling pianos, and grouches in garbage cans. But tune in to Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and you found a soft-spoken middle-aged guy, forever changing into his cardigan, […]

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Dates: Thursday, August 2 – Wednesday, August 8 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Saturday will be a day to bike or walk rather than drive as Summer Streets closes auto traffic on almost seven miles of Manhattan streets including Lafayette from 6 a.m. to about 1:30 p.m. The event runs for […]

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