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Dates: Thurs., Jan. 11–Wed., Jan. 17 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FOR POST-SNOW TRASH COLLECTION, AND MONDAY FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY Well, the so-called “bomb cyclone” snow storm is long gone, but the effort to clear 13 inches of snow has left some trash and recycling to pick up. […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY As the new year kicks in, New Yorkers look mindfully inward and recognize, with much soul searching, the truth: The train is never coming. Got that? Never ever ever ever. It will never come. You will never get to work on time, never meet your friend at the time and place you […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Until the advent of photography, every time you witnessed something scary, it was in your neighborhood. A tiger sighting? Better watch out. Guy with a spear? Avoid. Your cousin dropped dead after eating a mushroom? Let’s not put those in the salad. But today, explained Margee Kerr, author of “Scream: Chilling Adventures in […]

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Dates: Thursday, December 21 – Wednesday, December 27 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR CHRISTMAS Oy vey!  We are already suffering from the worst traffic congestion in history and now along comes INRIX, the much-respected traffic data analysis firm, telling us in effect, “we ain’t seen nothin’ yet.” I quote, “This will be […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Can’t believe yet another year is rolling to a close. It’s been an eventful one around our ’hood. It’s amazing how such a compact community can generate so much great (and some debatable) news. GOODNESS, GRACIOUS, GREAT BALLS OF LIGHT… Great night out last Tuesday (Dec. 5) when thousands descended on Fulton […]

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Dates: Thurs., Dec. 14–Wed., Dec. 20 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK ‘Tis the season for Gridlock and there’s no escaping the traffic congestion in Lower Manhattan. We’ve got three Gridlock Alert days in the next week including this Thursday, Friday and next Wednesday. Walk or take the subway whenever you can. The […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Birds do it, bees do it — but we don’t. See exceptionally well, that is. When bees look at a flower, they see it almost as a neon sign pointing “This way to the nectar!” The petals that look so pretty to us are dark to a bee, while the nectar-and-pollen gathering […]

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Dates: Thursday, December 7 – Wednesday, December 13 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED FRIDAY FOR IMMACULATE CONCEPTION DAY Christmas is more than two weeks away, but holiday gridlock is now. Friday and Wednesday are Gridlock Alert Days.  It’ll be even more hairy Downtown Friday, when there are expected to be lane closures on the […]

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Dates: Thurs., Nov. 30–Wed., Dec. 6 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  Trumplock hits Saturday. POTUS will be arriving in the morning and leaving sometime in the afternoon. While his stops are all in Midtown or the Upper East Side, Downtown gets impacted as he arrives and leaves via the Wall Street […]

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Dates: Thursday, November 23 – Wednesday, November 29 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR THANKSGIVING Driving to Thanksgiving dinner? Your best bet is to leave before noon, when traffic in Lower Manhattan is surprisingly light. By noon, the Holland Tunnel and the Downtown bridges will see a surge in traffic and by 1 […]

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