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Thurs., July 26 – Wed., Aug. 1 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK South Street Seaport’s new Pier 17 has its biggest week since its opening with 8 p.m. performances by Jon Batiste of Stephen Colbert fame Saturday, and comedian Amy Schumer Wednesday. Expect traffic turbulence by the Brooklyn Bridge, on the FDR, […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Why didn’t the American men’s soccer team make it to the World Cup finals … or even the semi-finals? Simple: Because kids in America grow up playing soccer in shoes. Oh, that’s not the whole answer, of course. But after literally decades of coaching youth soccer, Carlo Celli and Nathan Richardson (language […]

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Dates: Thursday, July 19 – Wednesday, July 25  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Immigration protests will be bigger this week Downtown. Bikes against Deportation will be cycling around the immigration court at Varick, Houston, Hudson and Clarkson Streets Thursday between 5 and 6 p.m. Those streets and the Holland Tunnel entrances […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Our annual fireworks and party to celebrate the birthday of the U.S.A. rocked the Seaport on July 4, with Kelly Clarkson performing from Pier 17. Doesn’t get more al-American than that! PEERLESS, PRICELESS… Great event on Saturday, June 30, to launch Pier 17 and the summer season. The “Color Block Party” rocked […]

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Dates: Thursday, July 12 – Wednesday, July 18 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  New York’s City of Water Day is Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and this year the hub moves east to South Street Seaport, where there’s also a sold out fitness and music event all day. There’ll be […]

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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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