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BY LENORE SKENAZY Helicopter parents who hover over their kids are the most popular of punching bags. Remember the mom who sued her 4-year-old’s $19,000 a year pre-school because the kid was spending time with the 2-year-olds, thus ruining her chances of getting into Harvard? You might figure I’d join the chorus of shame, since […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Now it’s starting feel like fall. Are you feeling festive? GHOUL’S NIGHT OUT… Kids and parents carried on the decades-old Halloween tradition in the Seaport on Oct. 31, but far fewer costumed revelers were out this year — perhaps because of the terrorist attack across town on West Street, whose victims and […]

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Dates: Thurs., Nov. 16–Wed., Nov. 22 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Hopefully, you have lots to be thankful for this holiday season, but light traffic won’t be one of them. Friday is the first Gridlock Alert Day as some Thanksgiving travelers begin their long treks. But, the biggest get-away day of the […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY November means December is around the corner, and December means it’s time to buy presents. Just not these. For the kids  Anxious Barbie: This is a Barbie that prefers to stay in her Dream House. Really. Go away. Ken has taken to driving his Corvette to the bar, grousing to anyone who […]

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Dates: Thursday, November 9 – Wednesday, November 15 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES WILL BE SUSPENDED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR VETERANS DAY  Lower Manhattan has become “Crane City” with multiple street closures this coming weekend for construction. Prince Street between Thompson Street and West Broadway closed Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm and Sunday from […]

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Dates: Thurs., Nov. 2–Wed., Nov. 8 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE WILL BE SUSPENDED TUESDAY FOR ELECTION DAY Special alert: following Tuesday’s deadly attack expect some continued street disruptions as police continue their investigation.  West St. will be most affected from 14th St. to Chambers St. and even down to the Battery. Expect increased police […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY “Trick or treat, trick or treat, give us something lethal to eat!” That’s not the actual rhyme, but from all the warnings about Halloween you just might think it was. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics is still insisting that “a responsible adult should closely examine all treats.” But why? How many […]

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Dates: Thursday, October 26 – Wednesday, November 1 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES WILL BE SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY FOR ALL SAINTS DAY Tuesday is Halloween, and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., the Village Halloween Parade will take over the streets of the West Village, and beyond. Live music, floats, and costumed creatures will head up Sixth […]

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Dates: Thurs., Oct. 19–Wed., Oct. 25 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR DIWALI Bicyclists will roll through the streets of Manhattan this Sunday for Bike MS starting at 5:30 a.m. This is mostly an uptown affair, but the route will stretch down West St. from the 50s all the way to Canal St., […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Four months after Lenora Chu and her family arrived in Shanghai from the United States in 2010, Shanghai high-schoolers scored tops in the world in math, reading, and science. America landed somewhere in the middle of the pack of about 70 countries. As a mom, a reporter, and the American-born child of […]

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