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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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Long-running Art time: Nelson A Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700; bpcparks.org; Thursdays, 10:30 am-noon; Free. Young artists are introduced to paper, clay, paint and other supplies.  Art and games: Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City; bpcparks.org/event; Thursdays, 3:30–5:30 pm; Free. Create a fun project, make friends and play games. For children 5 years and older.  […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY  |  To me, “old New York” is the city I moved to in 1981. Back then, the subway cars were so covered with graffiti, you couldn’t see out the windows. You always added a 20-minute cushion to your commute, just in case. And Times Square… Well, I’m getting off track. My point […]

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BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM  |  When we moved to Tribeca more than a dozen years ago we noticed that there was a well-regarded public school — P.S. 234 — across the street. At the time we weren’t even married and kids shimmered like a mirage on a far-off horizon, so the whimsical looking red brick building […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS   |  Advocates want to restore $65 million in cuts to public libraries made since 2008 as city councilmembers negotiate the city’s budget this summer. They have enlisted residents to write reams of support letters. But where the written word reaches its limits, they have another tool in their lobbying arsenal in […]

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Thurs. June 18 – Wed., June 24 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 21! If you are travelling into Lower Manhattan to be with dad, be prepared for delays — the Manhattan-bound Brooklyn Bridge will be closed all weekend. Beginning midnight on Fri., June 19 through 6 a.m. Mon., June 22, all Manhattan-bound lanes […]

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