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By Victoria Grantham | We helped our friends move recently from a suburban community in New Jersey to a more rural area in New York. (By “we” I mean I paid for the pizza lunch and lounged in the pool with the kids while my husband Jay and his best friend sweated through their clothes lifting […]

Thurs., Aug. 27 – Wed., Sept., 2 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Battle at the Meadowlands means more traffic on Manhattan streets! The Giants and Jets face off in a pre-season match 7 p.m. Saturday at MetLife Stadium. About 75,000 fans turned out last year, so a crush of drivers will take to […]

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By LENORE SKENAZY  | Summer in New York is nothing if not pungent. So pungent that there are certain smells that conjure up a New York August the way the smell of crayons whisks you right back to first grade. “I used to work in Flatbush and in the summer the fish store kept its […]

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Thurs., Aug. 20 – Wed., Aug. 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK What does football season have to do with Lower Manhattan traffic?  It’s the domino theory; when the George Washington Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel get overloaded the dominoes fall to the Holland Tunnel. The Jets face off against the Falcons […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |   Dog days of summer? Not in the Seaport…lots of action, something for everyone. The artistic…Look for pop-up art galleries and events though January. Some empty storefronts (think the old Wendy’s on Pearl and Beekman Sts.) become temporary exhibition spots under the umbrella “Seaport Culture District.” Opening Mon., Aug. 17, is The […]

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  Long-running Art time: Nelson A Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700; http;//www.bpcparks.org; Thursdays, 10:30 am–noon, Now – Thurs, Oct. 29; Free. Young artists are introduced to paper, clay, paint and other supplies. Accessible Arts Initiative: Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St. at Hudson Street;(212) 274–0986; www.cmany.org; Mondays and Wednesdays, Noon–5 pm, […]

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Thurs., Aug. 13 – Wed., Aug. 19 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED SATURDAY FOR THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION This is your last chance in 2015 to explore D.O.T.’s Summer Streets! If you haven’t made the trek already, be sure to; it’s terrific and quiet with no cars. Centre St. will close between the Brooklyn Bridge […]

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Thurs., Aug. 6 – Wed., Aug. 12 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The Dept. of Transportation’s Summer Streets means more stretches of car-free Manhattan continue this weekend! The program will close Centre St. between the Brooklyn Bridge and Foley Square, and Lafayette St. between Foley Square and Astor Pl. (and Park […]

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By LENORE SKENAZY | Les and Amanda Anderson arrived in New York from Indiana this past Thursday night and headed straight to Times Square, as many tourists do. But as they gaped at the billboards and read the news zipping by in lights — “19-Year-Old Sentenced to 25 Years as a Sex Offender” — they […]

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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 […]

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