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BY LENORE SKENAZY Oh, to be as ahead of the curve as… Utah! That state just passed the first-in-the-country Free-Range Parenting Law, based on the movement I founded, Free-Range Kids. The law guarantees that parents who choose to let their kids play outside, walk to school, wait briefly in the car (under some circumstances) or […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Yankees season opener postponed because of rain and snow? Wow. April’s off with a bang! Who isn’t anxious to be sitting outside at one of the neighborhood cafes and doing some people-watching? Come on spring, and bring along summer. PLAY BY PLAY… While Monday didn’t see the Yankees season starter, it did […]

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Dates: Thursday, April 5 – Wednesday, April 11 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED FOR ORTHODOX HOLY THURSDAY AND GOOD FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY FOR PASSOVER Driving commuters and car owners parked in good spots have something to enjoy the rest of this week. There are two more days of lighter traffic as public schools are […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY “I always thought if I lost a child, I wouldn’t be able to stop screaming,” Liz Alderman, a Westchester mom of three, told journalist Mark Miller. But then one of her children, Peter, age 25, was killed in the 9-11 terror attacks — he was on the 106th floor of the North […]

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Dates: Thursday, March 29 – Wednesday, April 4 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED HOLY THURSDAY, GOOD FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY FOR PASSOVER The first get-away surge of 2018 hits Thursday afternoon with schools closed starting Friday for Easter-Passover vacation for the next 10 days. Expect the Holland Tunnel traffic to be heavier than usual starting […]

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Dates: Thurs., Mar. 22 – Wed., Mar. 28 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FOR SNOW OPERATIONS   Protests on tap will make things slower on the Brooklyn Bridge this weekend, and all over Lower Manhattan Saturday, when there’s a small march over the bridge and a massive one in Midtown. The […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY So your little girl’s about to have a birthday and you’re getting her a doll? Lovely! But remember: Today’s dolls are not the dolls of yesteryear. A recent article in the New York Times noted that the “My Friend Cayla” doll is basically an online computer with golden hair. Cayla, who “talks […]

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Dates: Thursday, March 15 – Wednesday, March 21 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  The NYC Half Marathon will literally run though Lower Manhattan Sunday morning on a new route over the Manhattan Bridge and through Chinatown and the Lower East Side. The route will close to traffic from about 6:30 a.m. […]

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Dates: Thurs., March 8 – Wed., March 14 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY AND PROBABLY FRIDAY FOR SNOW REMOVAL  Downtown protests this week include the International Women’s Day Thursday and an anti-gun school walkout Wednesday. The #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns should add to the crowds for the women’s rights walk, which starts at […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW March certainly blew in like a lion. Snow. Wind. Rain. Blackouts. High seas. A perfect storm for a great sea tale. ARRRG!… Who doesn’t like a good pirate story? We grew up on the sagas of Blackbeard, Captain Hook and Long John Silver. But did you know that many a great pirate […]

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