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Long-running Art and play Robert F. Wagner Park, Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700; http;//www.bpcparks.org; Mondays – Wednesdays,10 am–noon,; Free. Preschoolers drop-in and play with other toddlers, in this interactive play time on the grassy lawn. Sing and hear stories too.   Basketball clinic Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City; www.bpcparks.org/event; Mondays, 3:30–5:30 pm,; Free.  Staffers teach children of […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Billie Andersson has tried everything and everyone — foundations, corporations, and government agencies — to get enough money together to put on “Romeo and Juliet” at Castle Clinton this summer. Andersson, artistic director for the new company and non-profit Shakespeare Downtown, is now trying a crowd-funding site, Indiegogo (Shakespeare Downtown at […]

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BY YVONNE COLLERY    |  Do miracles come in clumps, like M15 buses? They do. After the remarkable return of Laszlo — my cat who was missing after the fatal Second Ave. gas explosion March 26 — I was still praying for a second miracle, as I couldn’t stop thinking about Lulu and the terror […]

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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 TINA BENITEZ-EVES  |  Sandwiched between Extra Place — where bands once unloaded equipment through CBGB’s back-alley door — and the Bowery, a new art space,  Howl! Happening, is supporting emerging artists and salvaging some of that old-school, East Village sense of community. Conceived by Howl! Arts, a nonprofit supporting local art and artists, the […]

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BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM  |  Spring has arrived. It’s official. We made it. Hallelujah. And what better way to kick off the season than with an earthworm race? At least that’s what the good folks at the Hudson Park Library on Leroy St. are suggesting. On Saturday, March 28, you too can “celebrate the beginning of […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |    The hard hats are putting finishing touches on the steps facing West and Gansefoort Sts. With one month to go, the Whitney Museum looks like an in-progress building site, but not for long. May 1 is the opening date for the Whitney’s relocation from its Upper East Side address to […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |  Let there be light and glass — the new owners of landmarked One Chase Manhattan Plaza want to add glass storefronts, new entrances, a piece of art, more lighting and 200,000 sq. ft. of retail. It will also have a new name: 28 Liberty Plaza. Chinese company Fosun brought […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY   |  The faded “ghost sign” on the wall advertising Avignone Pharmacy (later Avignone Chemists) overlooks Sir Winston Churchill Square and can be read easily from Sixth Ave. It probably dates from the 1950s, according to the Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation blog. Another testament to Avignone’s long history could be […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  Not a freeze — but a rollback! City Councilmember Corey Johnson said he’s hoping for nothing less than that from the Rent Guidelines Board when it decides in three months on lease-renewal terms for rent-regulated apartments for the next two years. A rent freeze is unprecedented in the history of […]

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