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BY SUSAN SHAPIRO    |  The following is an excerpt from Susan Shapiro’s new novel, “What’s Never Said,” published by Greenwich Village’s Heliotrope, officially coming out Aug. 3. Setup: In February 1981, in Greenwich Village, Lila Lerner, an innocent graduate N.Y.U. student from a Jewish Wisconsin family, is upset when the professor she adores ignores her […]

BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM  |   One of the things you learn when you become a parent is that you’ve taken on a responsibility for life. You can never truly get a vacation from your role as a mom or dad…but my husband and I aren’t above trying. This summer Jay had a large chunk of […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY |  New Yorkers have always had their own slang. We all know that “coffee regular” means coffee with milk and sugar. A “straphanger” is a subway rider (though, come to think of it, maybe it’s a bus rider, too). And fugheddaboudit is a single word. But we are clearly overdue for an […]

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Thurs., July 30 – Wed., Aug. 5 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Major weekend street closures ahead! The D.O.T.’s Summer Streets program will close Centre St. between the Brooklyn Bridge and Foley Square, Lafayette St. between Foley Square and Astor Pl., and Union Square East between 15th and 17th Sts. as […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  Last Friday, Paul the Pigeon Man was stoic. Larry the Birdman was bereft. They missed seeing their friends in Washington Square Park. If it seems there are a lot less pigeons in Washington Square Park, it’s because there are. Earlier last week, on Tuesday afternoon, birdnappers were reportedly out in force on […]

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Thurs., July 23 – Wed., July 29 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Another full closure for Manhattan-bound traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge ahead! All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will completely close midnight Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. The rest of the week’s closures are 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Wednesday nights. All this […]

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Long-running Tennis program: East River Park, Montgomery St. and E. 12th Street; cityparksfoundation.org/2015-summer-; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 am – noon, Now – Fri, Aug. 14; Free.  City Parks Foundation is again hosting tennis lessons for children as part of its Summer Sports program. Registration is required on line.  Yoga: Washington Square Park, West 7th St. […]

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Thurs., July 16 – Wed., July 22 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR EID AL-FITR Another full weekend closure ahead for Manhattan-bound lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge, and then it’s back to the usual overnight weekly closures. All Manhattan-bound lanes will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, midnight Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, and then 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights. This means more […]

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The year could have been 1780 on this July 4th, at least when you were looking out on the Hudson from New York Harbor. The Hermione, or L’Hermione, an authentic replica of the ship that brought the Marquis de Lafayette and news of France’s support back to America 235 years ago, led a parade of commercial and private […]

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BY ALICIA GREEN  |  When Clara Ruf-Maldonado was nine years old, she scored the opportunity of a lifetime dancing with the New York City Ballet as Marie in George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker.” Now, at age 18, the young East Village ballerina will once again join the company as an apprentice. “Oh, I cried, of course,” Ruf-Maldonado […]

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