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Open house at Downtown’s F.D.N.Y. firehouses this Saturday

The F.D.N.Y. is celebrating its 150th anniversary this Saturday with open houses at fire stations all over the city this Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., including five in Lower Manhattan. The chance to see fire trucks up close and speak with firefighters will no doubt draw many children to the May 2nd event, […]

BY LENORE SKENAZY  |  A high school friend I hadn’t seen in years was passing through New York. We had just a few precious hours to catch up, so we wandered around Central Park, exulting in its blossom overdrive, then sat on a sun-warmed rock to chat. Of course I wanted to see a picture of […]

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Thurs., April 30 – Wed., May 6 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Friday is May Day! The first of May is notorious for protest action, and one workers’ rights group will be gathering in Union Square 5 p.m. They’ll march across 14th St. to Avenue C, then down to 10th St. and towards the […]

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Long-running Exhibition: Pixelated, Sum of its Pieces: Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St. at Hudson Street; (212) 274–0986; cmany.org; Mondays and Wednesdays, Noon–5 pm, Thursdays and Fridays, Noon–6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am–5 pm, Now – Sun, May 3; Free with $11 museum admission. This exhibition brings together emerging and mid-career artists whose […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY  |  When Walt Disney was 16 he forged his parents’ signatures and lied about his age so he could join the American Ambulance Corps, which was part of the Red Cross. That’s how he found himself in Europe, just after World War I ended, driving ambulances. He loved it. He said it […]

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BY JEANNINE KIELY    |  Thanks to a long list of parent advocates and elected officials who have led the charge for a new middle school in Greenwich Village since 2007, 75 Morton is scheduled to open in September 2017, in time for students currently enrolled in third grade. With an opening date for the […]

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Thurs., April 23 – Wed., April 29  |  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Slow-going Thursday and Friday nights getting into Lower Manhattan! One New York-bound lane of the Holland Tunnel will close will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday. During the same duration, the New York-bound south tube of the Lincoln Tunnel will also close. Watch for major […]

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Thurs., April 16 – Wed., April 22   ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK In the Lincoln Tunnel, the New York-bound south tube will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday. During the same hours, one inbound lane of the Holland Tunnel will close. That’ll spell major slow downs into Lower […]

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Thurs., April 9 – Wed.April 15 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING WILL BE SUSPENDED THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY Orthodox holy week, and end of Passover parking break ahead! Get a good parking spot on Wed., April 8 and you won’t have to move your car for alternate side parking until Mon., April 13. More good news: New York City public schools don’t get […]

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Downtown Express photos by  Dusica Sue Malesevic Shops Open After a $330 million renovation that took almost for years, Brookfield Place is now — mostly — open. There are few store stragglers, such as Vilebrequin and Calypso, and the garden district of marketplace Le District is still verboten, but a plethora of high-end retail and […]

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