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By JOSH ROGERS | Lower Manhattan principals offered lucky children about 400 kindergarten seats this September, leaving 148 others on waiting lists to get into P.S. 234, 276 and the Peck Slip School. At least a few of the waitlisted 4- and 5-year-olds are likely to end up at Spruce Street School, which currently has […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Standing at a lectern in the Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing room, Judith Prigal recalled her father. She was testifying at a hearing on whether the Seward Park branch library at 192 East Broadway on the Lower East Side should be landmarked. Prigal said that she had a photo of her […]

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Borough President Scott Stringer’s office is looking for new Community Education Council members to fill the roster for the next two years. A notice from the BP’s office stated that they are looking for “qualified, community-oriented individuals with an interest and background in education” to serve on Manhattan’s C.E.C.s. These councils are advisory bodies on […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE | Borough President Scott Stringer announced the new appointees to Manhattan’s community boards on April 1, including five new members of C.B. 1. C.B. 1’s new members range from a small business owner to a former board member and cover three of Lower Manhattan’s neighborhoods. “It’s a nice diverse group,” said C.B. […]

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A free seminar Feb. 27 will offer aging New Yorkers advice on how to “Cross Train Your Brain” from aging experts and authors as part of a new, free seminar series in Battery Park City. The lecture is the first installment of the “Optimal Aging in Manhattan” series offered by Brookdale Senior Living’s Hallmark in […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, each with its own attributes and each assigned to a year. This year, 2013 (or 4711 in the Chinese lunar calendar) is the Year of the Snake. This is counted as a lucky year for those born in previous years of the […]

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Calling all Christmas trees and wrecked tech. Are you tired of maneuvering your vacuum cleaner around that now-droopy evergreen, shedding needles in the living room? What about the cracked camcorder that was conveniently replaced this year? Well now is your chance to dispose of them in a safe, environmentally-friendly way as New York City brings […]

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The deadline to apply to Borough President Scott Stringer’s office to become a Manhattan community board member is coming up next week on Jan. 18. After that date, applications can still be submitted but will be kept on file to fill vacancies that may arise mid-term. The competition is always stiff, but Stringer’s office reports […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  New York is a city where anything can happen, and it does. Last week, Susan Henshaw Jones, Ronay Menschel director of the Museum of the City of New York and president of the South Street Seaport Museum, received a letter enclosing a check for half a million dollars to help […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Lower East Side community leaders are optimistic about the progress of a survey aimed at helping the Two Bridges neighborhood strengthen its local food economy, following the Dec. 22 closing of a Pathmark supermarket that had for nearly three decades been a lifeline for that neighborhood’s elderly and low-income residents. In […]

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