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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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Thurs., April 2 – Wed. April 8 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY. Traffic will be lighter on Holy Thursday and Good Friday but by Friday afternoon traffic will build at all Lower Manhattan crossings as Jews and friends head to Seders around the metropolitan region.  Traffic starts coagulating at 3 […]

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BY TEQUILLA MINSKY    |  Vernita N’Cognita, a.k.a. Vernita Nemec, loves cats and has always had them while making art in her Canal St. loft where she has lived since 1972. There was Molly, then Giovanni, Liz Taylor and Laser Beam. “My first cat was Pete, when I was three in Ohio,” she recalled. A few years […]

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Thurs., March 26 – Wed., April 1 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK In case last Sunday’s toll hikes didn’t make your commute sluggish enough, closures this Thursday night will create extra traffic turbulence getting to Lower Manhattan. Under the Hudson River, the Lincoln Tunnel’s south tube to New York will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday, sending inbound […]

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Landscape architect Signe Nielsen has shaped several public spaces — many of them in Lower Manhattan. Nielsen, 64, wears many hats: professor, author, Public Design Commission president and co-founder of Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects. She talked to Downtown Express at her Financial District office earlier this month about her myriad projects; Tribeca, where she has […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Gender equity remains a concern in public high school sports, but the Downtown community is finding its own ways of evening the playing field while the city catches up. An influx of new city funding has led to a dramatic expansion of sports offerings at the middle school and elementary levels. But […]

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Thurs., March 19 – Wed., March 25 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Slow-going for returns into Manhattan Thursday night! All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, coinciding with the closure of one New York-bound and one New Jersey-bound lane in the Holland […]

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-By Janel Bladow |March roared in dropping a cold flurry on our neighborhood. But four boys from Southbridge Towers found a way to turn the last blast of winter (we hope) into a fun, creative adventure. They built an igloo in the snow pile at the end of Water and Beekman Sts. to the delight […]

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Thurs., March 12 – Wed., March 18 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Midtown will see most of the slowdowns from the 254th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Ave. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, but Lower Manhattan will feel the domino effect. Watch for slowdowns […]

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Thurs., March 5 – Wed., March 11 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED THURSDAY FOR PURIM Daylight savings time kicks in 2 a.m. Sunday! This means that Monday morning will be an Accident Alert Day: drivers will battle collective sleep deprivation, making roads more dangerous. Crash and fatality rates increase the week after daylight savings time […]

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