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Move over, teddy, there’s new art in town. “Bearlike Construction,” a bronze teddy bear that looks as if it is made of trash bags, will be replaced by “Head of Goliath,” Jennifer Lantzas, public art coordinator for the Parks Department, told the Tribeca Committee on Feb. 11. The teddy bear has been installed at the […]

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BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM  |  The harsh weather continues. We’ll just have to stay indoors and entertain ourselves with a little escapism in the form of a movie. There’s ample opportunity for that given the International Children’s Film Festival, which kicks off Feb.  27 and runs through March 22. The fest will be held at various […]

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BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM   |  To survive the barrage of snowy, sleety winter weather and the inevitable indoor confinement that comes with it, we’re going to have to focus on our love for one another. Thankfully, there’s ample opportunity for that given Valentine’s Day. Options for celebrating cupid’s holiday this year include Valentine’s Day parties at […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC    |  A research and educational center to study the Hudson River estuary at Pier 26 was a seed planted in the ‘90s that is now beginning to blossom — funding and partners are now in place. The Hudson River Park Trust has announced the consortium that will operate and run the […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  The Streit’s matzo company will vacate its longtime Lower East Side factory and relocate later this year. For nine decades the family-owned company has manufactured matzo from four adjacent former tenement buildings at 148-154 Rivington St., growing over that time from a local to international brand. But just as company founder […]

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BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM    |  My 4-year-old keeps asking me what there is to do in the winter. I’m tempted to answer “hibernation,” but since I can’t really do that I’ve dug up some mostly indoor activities to keep us all entertained until the thaw. Thankfully the Seaport is still offering their free event series […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |   The strong smell of shoe polish permeated the air while the rhythmic swipe-swipe of a cloth burnishing shoe could be heard as Carmine Colletti discussed the uncertain fate of his shoe repair store at Brookfield Place. Along with his brother, Charlie, the Collettis have been a part of the Battery […]

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BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM    |  As we come off the celebratory chaos that is the holiday season and welcome in the new year, there are a number of January activities that will help us entertain our families while we readjust to the routine. Here are a few that stood out to me: On New Year’s […]

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BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM  |  Like almost everyone over 30, I feel like I’m experiencing whiplash as a result of how quickly the time suddenly seems to pass. Collecting events for this listing is an opportunity to slow down for a minute and reflect on the many opportunities we have in Lower Manhattan to make fun, […]

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH 175 North End Ave, 212-790-3499, nypl.org/locations/battery-park-city     Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers: Enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Limited to 25 babies and their caregivers; first-come first-served. Ages 0-18 months | Free | 11:30 am EVERY […]

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