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By LENORE SKENAZY | As we settle in to the reality that we will probably never know what happened to Etan Patz after he disappeared that May morning in 1979, maybe we can finally come to terms with the legacy the crime left behind. The legacy of constant, crippling fear. I promise I won’t only be […]

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Thurs., May 7 – Wed., May 13 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Happy Mother’s Day! If you’re celebrating Mother’s Day Downtown this weekend, check out the festivals and closures below to be sure you’ll give the gift of avoiding major slowdowns. One New York-bound lane of the Holland Tunnel will close 11 […]

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BY LEKNORE SKENAZY  | Mother’s Day is usually marked by burned toast, dandelion bouquets and crayon drawings of mommies and children with hearts all around them. It is a great day. This Mother’s Day, I’ll be giving a talk at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on how come mommies feel so worried all the time. Not […]

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BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM  |  We planned meticulously… or so we thought. When my husband and I decided to take our two kids to Disney for the first time this spring we did the requisite research, polled friends with kids the same age, mapped out the day-by-day agenda on the “My Experience” website, downloaded the app, […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW   |  Yay! It’s May! After this winter, I didn’t think it would ever come. But our great neighborhood is shaking off the doldrums and blooming again. All the pots, beds and gardens from Dover to Wall, East River to Nassau are planted, flowering and colorful. Worth the walk around the hood. […]

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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, […]

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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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