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BY LENORE SKENAZY Every couple of weeks I get an e-mail from someone time-stamped 2 or 3 am, because the sender can’t sleep. Here’s one that came three weeks ago, shortened a bit: “Dear Lenore: I am a special police officer in Washington, DC. I wake up at 4 am to work 6 am–6 pm […]

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Dates: Wednesday, July 4 – Wednesday, July 11 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY  Macy’s July 4th fireworks are above 23rd St. this year, but they’ll be visible much further down the FDR so the roadway will be closed from Montgomery to 63rd Sts. 3 p.m. Wednesday until about 1 a.m. […]

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Dates: Thursday, June 28 – Tuesday, July 3 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Brooklyn Bridge Area Alert! Saturday at Foley Square could be the largest immigrant rights protest since the Trump administration began separating children from their parents at the border. Protesters will rally at 10 a.m. and then march over […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY It’s been a summer or two since kids suddenly burst outside in pursuit of virtual Pokemon. Now the question is how to get them outside again, considering the lure of all things air-conditioned and pixilated. The games that most of us adults played managed to entertain not just us, but children for […]

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Dates: Thursday, June 21 – Wednesday, June 27 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The Trump administration’s new policy of separating young children from their parents at the border will likely swell the number of protesters at the weekly Thursday Jericho Walk immigrant rights protest 11 a.m. to noon at Federal Plaza […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Inaugurating the summer season Seaport style! So much to do! PARTY TIME… More than 100 friends and fans of Acqua Restaurante turned out for its Summer Kick-Off Party Monday night. What a blast! Neighbors and patrons drank, ate, chatted and danced to a duo performing Italian standards, dance favorites and the latest […]

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Dates: Thursday, June 14 – Wednesday, June 20 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR EID AL-FITR The Flag Day Parade will have children and others marching and waving stars and stripes Thursday, closing down Broadway from City Hall to Stone St. from about 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Downtown’s River to […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Not too long ago, a guard scolded Victoria Johnson for poking around in the planters in front of Rockefeller Center. But the historian wasn’t doing anything wrong. She had simply come to pay her respects to the man whose name is on a plaque tucked away there — the man perhaps most […]

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Dates: Thursday, June 7 – Wednesday, June 13 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK State DOT this week began installing new security infrastructure including bollards, curbs, etc. on the Hudson River greenway in Lower Manhattan near Chambers St./Stuyvesant High School and in Chelsea, replacing the ugly and constricting Jersey barriers placed there […]

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Dates: Thurs., May 31–Wed., June 6 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Brooklyn Bridge Alert! Downtown’s Foley Square has Jericho Walks this Thursday and Friday related to immigrant advocates’ outrage over two different issues regarding children, and an anti-gun march Saturday. Friday’s rush hour rally from 5 to 6:30 p.m. is part of […]

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