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The two Battery Park City middle schools’ softball teams squared off in the first round of the playoffs earlier this month with the I.S. 289 Cougars besting the I.S. 276 Dragons, 19- 9. The Cougars played solid defense and hit the ball well in the June 4th game. Both girls teams are coached by Manhattan […]

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  Famed musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson had model drone planes buzzing over Battery Park City’s Rockefeller Park Wednesday night. Let’s hear it for the whistle-blowers,” Anderson told a cheering crowd, according to the New York Times. “What’s going on in America? What’s happening here?” Anderson, a Downtowner, was performing as part of Lower […]

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Blue and white caps flew into the air by Federal Hall June 1, marking the graduation of the first senior class at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School in the Financial District. The 20 students from the private school’s Class of 2013 made the symbolic walk across the stage at a ceremony in its 41 Broad Street […]

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A concrete delta between lanes of traffic near the Holland Tunnel entrance does not seem to be the natural place for a picnic plaza, but that didn’t stop the Hudson Square Connection from unfurling lime green umbrellas last month. The neighborhood’s  Business Improvement District opened the triangle at Hudson and Broome Sts. in May. Named […]

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A wave of anti-gay violence in recent weeks, escalating with the murder of Marc Carson in Greenwich Village on May 18, prompted a march of 1,500 people from a nearby L.G.B.T. Center Monday, May 20, to the site of the shooting on 8th St. The most recent victim of anti-gay crime was gay rights activist […]

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A member of the Crimson Kings, a Chinatown-based children’s marching band, carried a non-working rifle to help open the 34th annual Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Festival May 18. The day of festivities at Confucius Plaza and P.S. 124 featured lion dancers and musical performances.

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The Brooklyn Bridge celebrated its 130th birthday on Friday, May 24, with a public art project created by architect Francesco Alessandra.

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Marchers in the May Day parade on Wednesday, May 1 made their way down from Union Square to City Hall. The big issue that marchers called attention to, along with workers’ rights, was immigrants’ rights. Some condemned Arizona’s harsh “SB 1070” anti-illegal immigration act. A group also called attention to the Fukishima nuclear disaster of […]

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This summer, Manhattan Youth will be encouraging kids to come out and play in the sand by hosting Friday Night Youth Volleyball on Pier 25 near N. Moore St. in Tribeca. The program is for grades 6 to 12 and will take place every Friday evening except Memorial Day weekend. The 6th through 8th graders […]

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Whether you love the silver screen or the blue sky, the Tribeca Family Festival street fair was the place to be on Saturday, April 27 as kids filled Greenwich St. for a day of free family-friendly activities. New elements like the Tribeca Food Feast and Back Lot brought even more diversity to the annual event. […]

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