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Thurs., July 9 – Wed., July 15 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Friday, there will be a ticker–tape parade for the U.S. World Champion Women’s Soccer team —a great event for Downtown but not so great if you need to drive or even walk across Broadway 11 a.m. to noon.  With Broadway […]

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By LENORE SKENAZY | Every time Ted Merwin sat down to research his new book, he would get hungry. After  interviewing him, I had the same problem — I ran out and bought myself half a pound of Hebrew National bologna. How come? All you need to do is look at the name of his […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY  |  Superman helped America find its fighting spirit. Captain America did his white male, square-jawed, hetero-normative bit, too. But it was the next generation of superheroes — the mutants — who made us the more tolerant, more feminist, more mutli-culti America we are today — and maybe even gave us gay marriage. […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |    Can’t believe it’s already mid-year and top of the summer. Time has wings. Everything new is old….An old neighbor returns with a new name and new look. What was Stella Bistro is reborn as Dorlan’s Tavern & Oyster Bar at 213 Front St. “We always loved the neighborhood and neighbors. […]

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By Lenore Skenazy | Superman helped America find its fighting spirit. Captain America did his white male, square-jawed, hetero-normative bit, too. But it was the next generation of superheroes — the mutants — who made us the more tolerant, more feminist, more mutli-culti America we are today — and maybe even gave us gay marriage. Yes, […]

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(Originally posted June 30, 2015) ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY Happy Independence Day! With July 4th on Saturday and most workplaces taking the holiday on Friday, the big getaway will be Thursday afternoon, but don’t be surprised if you see a surge Wednesday afternoon as well. Expect a crunch at every bridge and tunnel out of Lower […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Tattooing may now be ubiquitous, but how well do people know its history? Here’s a pop quiz. Pick out the false statement: A. Tattooing has never been illegal in New York City. B. Thomas Edison has no connection with the ink art. C. Permanent tattoo shops began in the 1900s. […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY  |  As you fantasize about getting yourself the very coolest, hippest, newest gadget on the block — an Apple Watch, that is — pause for a moment to consider the perspective of the stunned and shaken Bradley Johnson. Johnson is a director at Advertising Age magazine, the bible of the marketing business (and […]

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By VICTORIA GRANTHAM | We were in P.S. 234’s cavernous cafeteria sitting at a long lunch table with a bunch of other families waiting for kindergarten orientation to begin, when I noticed the little boy sitting across from us was crying. The child was telling his mother he was worried about leaving his preschool and his pals there […]

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Thurs., June 25 – Wed., July 1 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK (Updated June 24, 2015 with a correction about the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel) June is Pride month, and this weekend is packed with events: a kick-off rally at Pier 26 will take place 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday. Thousands of […]

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