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BY LENORE SKENAZY Little Red Riding Hood went into the woods to take a basket of bread and jam to her ailing grandmother. On her way there she met a wolf, who asked where she was going and when Red Riding Hood told him, the wolf replied, “Oh my God, I haven’t visited my grandmother […]

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Dates: Thursday, May 24 – Wednesday, May 30 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR MEMORIAL DAY   Thursday is the new Friday when it comes to get-away traffic, but the odd thing is Friday is still Friday traffic-wise.  So, lower Manhattanites brace yourselves for major traffic jams at the five bridges and tunnels […]

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Dates: Thursday, May 17 – Wednesday, May 23 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR SHAVUOT There’s lots of happenings affecting Downtown traffic this week including the NYPD 5K Memorial Run, which will close down the southbound side of the West Side Highway between Albany and 14th Sts. Sunday 9:45 a.m. to noon. There’s […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Babies haven’t changed much in about a million years. But how we view them, what we expect of them, and how we raise them is changing all the time and, in the process, changing us, says Janet Golden, a professor of history at Rutgers and author of the new book, “Babies Made […]

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Dates: Thursday, May 10 – Wednesday, May 16 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION    Happy Mother’s Day to moms everywhere, and to the drivers, be aware the streets and roads will be busier as many families go out to celebrate. The nicer restaurants of Tribeca and Fidi will […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Welcome May flowers. Sunshine. Bye-bye puffy jackets — please! Let’s get our party on! FUN WITH FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS… The Brooklyn Bridge South Neighborhood Association (BBSNA) is hosting a neighborhood party on Saturday, May 5, 5-8 pm, for old friends and new ones to gather around food and drinks, have some fun […]

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Dates: Thurs., May 3–Wed., May 9 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The Five Boro Bike Tour begins in Lower Manhattan Sunday and will tie up streets all morning. Just after midnight the formation area will close from The Battery to Franklin and Church Sts. along Greenwich St., Trinity Pl. and Church St. […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY “Who are you wearing?” That’s a question Oscar contenders answer easily — their designers are sometimes as famous as they are. But it wasn’t always so. For instance, have you heard of Kiviette, or Zelda Wynn Valdez? Neither had I. But then I got, “The Hidden History of American Fashion: Rediscovering 20th […]

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Dates: Thursday, April 26 – Wednesday, May 2 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Three days before the “Homeland” season finale, series star Claire Danes will be discussing the show at the Tribeca Film Festival Hub on St. John’s Lane, near Sixth Ave., Canal and Varick Sts. and the Holland Tunnel entrances […]

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Dates: Thurs., April 19 – Wed., April 25 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Joggers will have the run of Downtown’s West Side Sunday morning and the East Side in the evening. The Nike Go NYC 5k run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. will have the larger traffic effect. Runners take the […]

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